Senior Project and Exhibition Manager

Job Type:
AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Event Management Agencies
ESP Recruitment
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A full-service agency seeks a Senior Project and Exhibition Manager to be responsible for the delivery of a world-wide multi-destination, complex exhibition event series from client brief to post event review, to agreed standards and budgets. You will have proven experience in a similar role, including the provision of leadership and support skills. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, suppliers, sponsors and clients to provide a seamless, high quality service and exceptional sponsor experience. Ensure all legal, regulatory and health and safety requirements are met.

Responsibilities include:

* Work collaboratively with Account Director and others to understand the client/sponsor objectives, internal and external resource requirements, logistical and production requirements, and translate these into a detailed project plan.
* Work collaboratively with the Production Manager and Sponsor Sales Manager to evaluate the overall Exhibition delivery model across multiple cities worldwide to ensure the most cost effective and consistent model.
* Own and lead the project management for the project, ensuring correct project documentation is up to date and accurate, agreed parameters/budgets are met and that other team members take ownership of tasks assigned to them.
* Build effective relationships with sponsors and suppliers to promote the agency as experts in exhibition management and sponsor experiences.
* Lead the overall Expo experience design, working with the Production Manager on complex Expo environments.
* Negotiate, scrutinise and manage supplier contracts to ensure value for money and consistent delivery to agreed standards and deadlines.
* Develop timely/accurate budgets to ensure effective financial management of the event, proactively manage budgets, identifying issues and addressing these early with colleagues or clients, as appropriate, with the aim of delivering outstanding value for money for the client.
* Be responsible for ensuring that everything is delivered to plan on-site providing direction and guidance to event teams, and creatively problem solving as issues arise.
* Seek to continuously improve events/efficiency of the team through analysis of feedback during and post show.
* Lead/manage the team providing day to day guidance and support as required, sharing knowledge and experience.


* Significant proven exhibition management skills at a similar level in a similar events environment, delivering projects to deadlines and budget.
* Significant experience conceptually designing large Expo's and a high level understanding of creating memorable experiences for sponsors and attendees.
* A track record of delivering high quality sponsor focused services.
* Excellent logistical management skills, ideally in exhibition/events business.
* Strong financial and business acumen with experience of contract management
* Proven Excel skills at advanced level and sound ICT skills in general.

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

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