Senior Event Manager - (international policy organisation)

Regan & Dean
£38000 - 42000 per annum
07 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Regan & Dean Recruitment Ltd
Full Time
Contract Type
Take the lead role at this United Nations supported organization to ensure the brilliant delivery of their major annual international flagship event.

This is a classic event management role, working at this United Nations funded organization. They specialize in promoting sustainability globally - their aim is to educate global investors in the role they can play in reducing carbon emissions and to mobilise them into taking action. They are looking for a Senior Event Manager to take on full responsibility for the logistical delivery of their events, and specifically their major annual flagship event which takes place internationally - for 2019 it will be a three day conference of approx. 1,500 delegates and 40 exhibitors.

Your primary responsibility will be as the Events guru in the organization - and to deliver this key flagship event - you'll manage all logistical elements of the event from inception to completion including liaising with venue and DMC, supplier selection and management, budget (approx. £2m) and on-site management. Liaising with internal content and marketing teams throughout.

You'll also support the delivery of other (smaller!) events in their calendar. You'll report to the Director of Events, and have line management responsibility for an Events Assistant.
  • Project manage annual flagship conference, and associated evening events
  • Manage timelines, venues, suppliers and all event logistics
  • Manage budget, appoint suppliers, negotiate contracts, and ensure quality delivery of all services
  • Oversee marketing plan for the event, and sale of tickets, track delegate registrations
  • Line manage Events Assistant
  • Manage all branded collateral
  • Work closely with Exhibition contractor, to develop exhibition floor plan, exhibitor manual, and manage relationships with Sponsors

Key requirements in the ideal candidate:
  • Substantial previous experience managing similar business events - full end to end event management, with excellent event logistics skills (minimum 3 years as Event Manager)
  • Experience of managing large-scale events, ideally with budgets over £1 million
  • Experience of working on international events, and of working with DMCs
  • Experience negotiating contracts with venues and varied event suppliers
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with suppliers and sponsors
  • Knowledge of event related H&S, a second European language (ideally French), and experience of using Cvent all desirable
  • Excellent written and spoken English, IT/System skills (CRM, Website management systems, Microsoft office), with excellent attention to detail

This is a great role, a classic event management role, that would suit an experienced logistically orientated Event Manager - who, quite simply, loves delivering events - and particularly enjoys working on large scale events. Sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for? Click 'Apply' now.

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