Senior Project Manager

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Location
London, Camden, Kentish Town
Salary
Competitive salary + bonus + benefits
Posted
18 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
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Senior Project Manager
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

About Us

Banks Sadler is a global meetings and event management agency with an enviable client list of some of the world’s leading brands.

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the Account Team Manager, this role provides a great opportunity for an experienced and commercially minded senior project manager.

The Senior Project Manager / Event Project Director will have overall responsibility for the high quality delivery of client events from initial proposal through to final reconciliation.  You will work with the Account Team Manager to provide leadership, direction and support to the events team, whilst maintaining motivation and enthusiasm.  You will also be responsible for the development of client relationships in order to maintain and increase business opportunities in line with the account and company strategic objectives.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To oversee and monitor event project progress through the team
  • To monitor and maintain quality and adherence to processes, identifying and contributing to their improvement
  • To work closely with clients to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Work closely with clients to establish clear event project briefs that meet and exceed objectives and expectations
  • At a senior level to be fully responsible for complex event budgets from conception through to reconciliation
  • To drive for excellence in customer service and quality delivery
  • Work with the Account Team to monitor progress against targets and profit margins
  • To proactively develop and manage supplier relationships and to actively seek cost saving opportunities
  • To cross sell company products and practices where possible and in line with client policy
  • To represent the company (and the wider group) as and when necessary or appropriate
  • Management of day-to-day operation of  projects and events, including: venue research, client site visits, budgeting, design & print, managing delegate registrations alone and/or alongside colleagues, briefing of and liaison with production department /AV company, client & delegate liaison, liaison with hotel, ground agents, travel department, suppliers, badging, delegate packs, on-site staff arrangements, reconciling all accounts
  • Preparation of proposals to clients
  • Participating in pitches to new clients – including presentations
  • Management of complex event databases, etc
  • Handling clients, presenting to clients and developing client relationships
  • Supporting the project team, coaching and developing junior level members of the team
  • Assisting Account Team Manager with resourcing of project teams and allocating tasks and duties
  • Checking teams work, taking new enquiries , trouble-shooting and ensuring internal processes and procedures are adhered to
  • Any other tasks required by the Account Team Manager

Skills/Background required:

  • Minimum of five years relevant experience with management responsibilities
  • Educated to degree level/professional qualification or qualified by experience
  • Agency experience is desirable, although not essential
  • Proven experience in logistics and delegate management
  • Experience in the IT, financial or pharmaceutical sectors is desirable
  • Experience of leading and contributing to pitches – including excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of mentoring and developing more junior level employees
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think at a strategic level
  • Ability to work under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Numerate and experienced at managing complex budgets, preparing spreadsheets, costings etc
  • Able to work on own initiative and also as a key team member
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
  • A’ can do’ attitude and solution orientated
  • Good keyboard and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Languages are not necessary, but would be helpful.

Location

The role is full time and based in our London office in Kentish Town, however you should be flexible about working long hours and weekends and willing to travel in UK / overseas and spend time away from home. Please send us your CV and covering letter, look at the responsibilities and requirements above and let us know why you would be a great addition to our team! No recruitment agencies please