C&I Director

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Salary Description:
C & I Agencies
South East England
ESP Recruitment
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This well established agency working within the Conference and Incentives sector is recruiting for a senior member of staff to join their team. With an enviable client portfolio of global brands, the agency offer a variety of services including creative and production, events, travel and digital.
Reporting to the MD, this newly created role will take responsibility for the strategic management and commercial success of the Travel and Events team, overseeing client management, financial reporting and new business development.

Outline responsibilities:
Attending meetings and new pitches with existing and potential clients alone or as part of a pitch team
Following an agreed pricing method, develop any quotes, method statements, proposals for clients as needed.
Preparing detailed operation project plans prior to an event.
Maintaining effective communication systems both off-site and on-site with clients and their representatives.
Preparing detailed plans and timelines for the planning phases of each event.
Developing detailed operational plans for each specific event including effective guidance for on-site Event Managers and Freelance staff.
Coordinating regular updates during the planning phases on progress against the agreed project plans.
Ensuring that events are kept within budget and effective financial control is maintained
Ensuring that all projects are up to date financially
Deliver regular and accurate forecasts to the finance team
Negotiate annual budgets and service levels
Actively seek new business opportunities and support the new business team to deliver effective pitches

Account management of blue chip customers, with proven success on targets
Experience managing large multi-supplier, international events in an agency environment
Experience handling senior customer stakeholders
Commercial acumen - operates to extremely high standards with strong discipline and self-organisation
Experience of working as part of a senior management team
Experience of managing and motivating staff
Experience of sourcing and working with third party suppliers and sub contractors
Fully conversant with excellent Excel skills, Word, PowerPoint and knowledge of using Event Management systems
Excellent standard of literacy and numeracy

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a similar role (ideally C&I agency) with an exceptional knowledge of worldwide destinations.

A full clean Drivers licence and ability to travel multiple times throughout the year is also essential.

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

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