Event Director

Job Type:
Permanent
AED Salary Range:
Any
Salary Description:
Up to £42000 per annum
Sector:
C & I Agencies
Region:
UK
Location:
Kent
Posted:
13/04/2018
Recruiter:
ESP Recruitment
Job Ref:
DC/10895

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Event Director to join an integrated marketing communications, events and creative agency. The agency is looking for an individual who can deliver events, manage strategies, manage budgets and train and mentor the team. You must have several years' experience of working within the agency sector with strong management and leadership skills.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Your role would be extremely hands on and busy. The agency hosts many events around the world, which gives you the fantastic opportunity to travel to many locations both abroad and in the UK.

Your daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

* Leading the logistical requirements of all event projects under your remit, whilst overseeing the client relationship and budget control
* Responsible for maintaining and growing existing clients and working with the team on new business and identifying areas of collaboration with all departments
* Offer clear strategic thoughts at all levels, understanding client needs and ensuring the client is given quality direction at all times
* Producing (and winning!) pitches, proposals and bids
* Oversee daily operations of the event department

THE CANDIDATE

The client is looking for someone who:

* Can be calm under pressure
* Is self-motivated and driven
* Is confident and has a positive attitude - this is a client facing role that needs a cheerful, enthusiastic and professional person
* Has a creative and innovative approach
* Has broad events industry knowledge
* Possesses the ability to understand client objectives and interpret them to develop an integrated event strategy (including good listening and questioning skills)
* Has experience in:
* delivering conferences, product launches, roadshows, incentives and experiential activities up to 2000 pax
* line management, account handling and client relationships
* managing multiple events at any one time with the ability to multi-task and prioritise based upon event requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

* Agency experience essential
* A degree or equivalent vocational experience/qualification
* Fully literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
* A second language is advantageous
* Solid financial forecasting and budgeting skills
* Strong leadership and strategic skills

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

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