Event Director

Job Type:
AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Event Management Agencies, Other Agencies
ESP Recruitment
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This well established boutique venue finding agency is recruiting for an Events Director to join the business and assist in launching a new events management division. With new investment and support in place, the successful individual will be an integral part of the new venture, helping to recruit and lead a team of event managers, as well as leading on pitch and tender responses. You would be heavily involved in implementing standards and procedures and in launching this new area of the business.

This is a unique opportunity for a senior events professional to help grow a new venture and take the business to the next level. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience of working in a similar agency environment and will have team management experience.

Other responsibilities include:

* Recruiting, leading and managing a team of Event Managers and operational staff
* Maximising customer portfolio opportunities at a strategic level, supporting the team and customers in devising the events strategy and communication plan to ensure customers recognise the agency's value
* Managing the customer journey, taking in to account the customer's brand, objectives, performance and requirements
* Ensuring effective operational staff management through guidance, direction and leadership
* Working with clients to deliver creative solutions
* Being at the forefront of the event industry and ensuring you are delivering innovation
* Producing tender responses
* Producing, managing and delivering events in the UK and overseas
* Playing an active role in sales and revenue targets
* Developing and implementing standards and procedures
* Ensuring that events are kept within budget and effective financial control is maintained
* Preparing detailed plans, creative proposals and timelines for the planning phases of each event
* Appointing the necessary suppliers and sub-contractors on the basis of "best-value" and within the budget and where at all possible within preferred supplier remit

Skills required:

* Account management of blue chip customers, with proven success on targets
* Experience managing large multi-supplier events in an agency or corporate environment
* Experience delivering a range of diverse brand experiences in UK and internationally
* Experience handling senior customer stakeholders including C Level
* Commercial acumen - operates to extremely high standards with strong discipline and self-organisation
* Experience of working as part of a senior management team
* Experience in leading and building a dynamic, responsive sales team

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Diane Carters

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