Events Executive

Saga Group
London, UK
20 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new opportunity at Saga Publishing for an Events Executive to join the team based in London, near Kings Cross. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and receive a highly competitive salary up to £25,747 per annum plus benefits!

When you join Saga we welcome you with open arms and we fuel your career possibilities. We support. We encourage. We champion you to reach your full potential.

About the role:

In October 2017 Saga launched the Possibilities membership scheme. Within Possibilities an Events Executive role is now available within the programmes highly regarded Events Team.

This exciting role involves supporting the events team by sourcing, engineering, marketing and operationally delivering 'money can't buy' experiences and 'best in market' ticket offers for as diverse an offering of experiences as possible.

In return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

Key responsibilities of the Events Executive:

- Supporting the team in delivering the full event journey from creative planning through to delivery & execution (e.g. venues, artists, celebrities and catering)

- Attend events to co-ordinate the physical on-site delivery according to each show's requirements

- To confidently manage customer correspondence, external and internal enquiries and investigations relating to events matters

- Proactively identify commercial opportunities for the events programme and present recommendations & a compelling rationale for executing these ideas

- Supporting the events and wider commercial team, in delivering events, ticket offers and other relevant offers for the membership programme

- Regularly, and proactively, conduct analysis of the competitive events & ticketing landscape and present the findings and recommendations to key stakeholders

- Contributing to the gathering of event supplier quotes for venues, catering, etc

- To support in the planning and delivery of in-show initiatives including member hosting areas, celebrity meet-&-greets, guest lists, and so on

- Regularly engage and effectively communicate with internal stakeholders to deliver on all the procedural requirements needed to publish events online, redeem and fulfil tickets, and deliver the physical events

- Follow events business guidelines and deliver in line with the agreed event KPIs and plans

- To adhere, always, to the necessary insurance, legal and health & safety obligations

- Be responsible for managing the analysis and reporting of the events business as usual market intelligence, as well as delivering ad hoc reporting as required

- To be an external and internal brand ambassador for the Possibilities programme and the Saga Way

- Represent Saga at partner meetings having analysed all the events and ticket offer success indicators; therefore, being able to competently discuss the success of each partners contribution to Possibilities

Experience and skills required to be our Events Executive:

- Preferably some proven work experience in organising live events

- Preferably some commercial experience in revenue generation, negotiation and cost management

- Good research / information gathering skills

- Good organisational and administration skills with a meticulous eye for detail

- Enjoys working in a fast-moving environment to strict deadlines

- Good at multi-tasking to stay ahead on this fast-moving project

- Ideally has experience of handling external and internal stakeholder relationships

- IT literate - Must have Word and Excel. Experience in Sitecore and Adobe would be useful

- A fast learner and adaptable

- A good communicator (written and spoken)

- Strong organisational and logistical skills

- Stays calm and positive under pressure

- Customer-service orientated

- A team player

- Self-motivated and enthusiastic

- Enjoys being target-driven and working to strict deadlines

If you would like to join our team as our Events Executive, or find out more information, then please click 'apply' today - we'd love to hear from you!

To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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