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Venue Operations Planning Manager

DNA Recruit
£55000 - £57000 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Venue Operations Planning Manager
£55K - £57K

Are you an experienced Venue Operations Planning Manager looking for an exciting new challenge? Our client, a world-class venue in the heart of London, is on the lookout for a dynamic professional to join their Venue Operations team. This iconic location hosts over 400 events and welcomes millions of visitors annually. With a positive culture that inspires and rewards, this is your chance to be part of a vibrant team that values every member's contribution.

The Role

As the Venue Operations Planning Manager, you will be at the core of ensuring seamless event operations. From exhibitions and conferences to immersive experiences, you will coordinate scheduling and resource allocation for both internal teams and third-party contractors. Your role is crucial in maintaining optimal service levels, financial accuracy, and staff welfare.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement efficient operations planning methodologies.
  • Lead monthly forecasting with department heads, managing schedules and budgets.
  • Match the right team members to clients and events, ensuring top-notch experiences.
  • Optimize staff schedules to minimize overtime and hotel bookings.
  • Collaborate with wider business teams to align planning efforts with business goals.
  • Monitor and adjust plans based on key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Analyse data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to the Director of Venue Operations and leadership team.
Is it you?
  • Proven experience in operations or workforce planning.
  • Proficiency in planning software and tools (ERP, MRP systems, Excel).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Core Competencies:
  • Planning and Decision Making: Create realistic and efficient plans, exceed deadlines.
  • Budgetary Control: Monitor resources to ensure spending aligns with budgets.
  • Negotiation and Stakeholder Management: Use strong listening and influencing skills to achieve agreements.
  • Influence and Persuasion: Guide decisions and negotiations to meet objectives while maintaining relationships.
This role is perfect for someone with a strategic mindset and a passion for delivering exceptional client experiences. If you’re ready to make a significant impact and be part of a supportive and innovative team, apply now!
To be instantly considered for this role please click apply to send us your CV, and we can then get in touch should your skills and experience be what our client is looking for. 
Please note you must have the right to work in the UK for your application to be considered.  
DNA is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
Job Reference: GK11416

DNA is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
Although we try to respond to all applications, unfortunately, due to the high number we receive, we are unable to respond to all of those who are unsuccessful. 
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DNA Recruit deliver dynamic recruitment, search and talent solutions and provide insight, knowledge, and credible introductions necessary for client-side and agency roles. Areas we specialise in New Business, Account and Project Management, Strategy and Planning, Events, Experiential, Creative and User Experience Design, Technology, Product, Marketing and Data roles in permanent, contract and freelance recruitment, search and selection, talent advisory and consulting across the UK and globally. 


Dynamic New Alliances was born in March 2008, business is booming and we are fast becoming a recognised force in agency recruitment and search.

We’re working within integrated and digital spaces and we’ve already placed a number of great candidates in key positions: from Business Development Directors, Digital Planning Director, Digital CSDs, GADs and Senior Account Managers, to Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters and Creative Directors.

The list of agencies that DNA is working with grows by the week and we’ve even gone global, with roles in Moscow, Dubai, Germany and Toronto. A lot of these clients are looking at both expats and locals, so if you would seriously consider a move abroad, get in touch.

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020 7490 9350
Seven Pancras Square, Kings Cross,
Greater London

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