Senior Experiential Manager

Prism Sport + Entertainment
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
At Prism, we inspire growth for ambitious brands through sport and entertainment. For more than 25 years, we've made it our mission to engage audiences across the world's biggest sports, major competitions and bespoke experiences. We work solely for brands, and we are rights-holder agnostic, meaning that we won't compromise on driving the best results and ROI for our clients through their sport and entertainment partnerships.

We are a close-knit, collaborative team with a unique and vibrant culture. Clients value our creativity, our innovative thinking and our strategic, insight-based approach to every challenge. With our HQ in London with offices in other key worldwide locations, we are proud to be part of the Wunderman Thompson global network, and a WPP Group agency.

We are looking for a Senior Experiential Manager for an exciting role with a major F1 team partner. The role will see you working as part of a dynamic agency team managing global activations, digital projects and events. We are looking for someone who will create an immediate impact within our company and across our client accounts.

The Senior Experiential Manager will play a key role within a wider collaborative team of approximately twenty. The core team delivers hospitality programmes at every F1 race on the calendar on behalf of the client, in addition to internal events and F1 team HQ events. Ideally, you should be familiar with and passionate about sports sponsorships and Formula One, along with demonstrating a solid understanding of brand awareness and executing events, particularly guest hospitality programmes, to a high level.

  • Lead key aspects of our client's global events calendar across the year with a passion for travelling - the majority of your events work will be based around delivering Formula One race hospitality programmes as part of a wider events team
  • Support the Account Director in leading and motivating the team to deliver successful Client hospitality programmes and race activations
  • Liaise directly with senior client and quickly establish 'trusted advisor' status
  • Manage, influence and maintain a productive partnership with the core client and regional/end market offices
  • Guide the client's partner agencies to ensure consistency throughout their global events programme and local partnership activations
  • Show senior leadership throughout the account team and deliver to the highest standards on behalf of the agency and our client at events
  • Demonstrate a solutions-driven focus and think on your feet to prevent problems occurring before they've happened
  • Expand our current business relationships by identifying and securing growth opportunities as part of the dedicated client project/s and across the wider business
  • Coordinate and collaborate with cross-discipline team members to ensure that all parties are on-track and kept up to date with project requirements, deadlines and schedules
  • Prepare status reports by gathering, analysing and summarising relevant information
  • Facilitate change requests whilst ensuring that all parties are informed of any impacts to schedules/budgets
  • Conduct post-event evaluations for all events, identifying successful, unsuccessful elements and room for improvement
  • Manage budget negotiations with Clients/suppliers and manage timely reconciliation of costs
  • Manage hospitality suppliers (transportation, accommodation, photography) and ensure events are GDPR- and H&S-compliant
  • Review client activation proposals and coordinate approvals with key stakeholders
  • Manage display / partnership asset requests and accompanying activation plans against partnership guidelines
  • Willingness to travel when required and for long periods where necessary

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with impeccable attention to detail
  • Professional experience and proven track record in full event delivery for major hospitality programmes in sport
  • Strong budgeting/finance skills within major events background
  • Ability to work independently while delivering high quality work on deadline
  • Team player with a positive attitude and ability to lead and inspire a team
  • International mindset with ability to operate in global regions simultaneously
  • Deep understanding of the evolving socially led communications landscape
  • Excellent organisation skills; confident to manage multiple work streams across various projects
  • Enthusiasm, energy and an innovative approach to the role
  • Confidence and professionalism to engage with clients at a senior level
  • Line management experience
  • The desire to immerse yourself in our agency environment and to contribute to the wider agency culture

  • Familiar with/previous experience working within the F1 world, ideally within a hospitality/events context
  • Ability to write and speak a leading foreign language

In addition to the day-to-day, this role offers the opportunity to become a part of an ambitious and hardworking team with a passionate, nurturing and trusting culture. We provide competitive benefits, a flexible working model and initiatives that support your career and wellbeing and enable creativity to flourish including; 28 days holiday (+bank holidays), gym membership, ClassPass, HeadSpace, Private Medical insurance to name a few.

Prism, a WPP Company, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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