Event Director

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AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
Up to £55000 per annum
ESP Recruitment
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A leading UK-based consumer-focused events company who create and organise innovative, premium and stylish consumer and trade events that target the passions and interests of carefully chosen niche audiences are seeking a brilliant Event Director. You will lead a team developing and managing events, identifying new opportunities and managing key exhibitor accounts.


* Overall responsibility for the show budget
* In collaboration with the PD, prepare the financial pack for the show providing a budget and KPI dashboard
* Work with the PD to ensure budgets are tracked and monitored, with any concerns for potential revenue issues raised in a timely fashion.
* Get sign off of the final budget with PD and Financial Controller two months after the show end. SALES
* Organise the weekly sales meetings and ensure attendance of key team members
* Agree final sales target and sign off sales strategy and campaign plan with the Sales Manager
* Performance-manage the sales team through on-going feedback, regular 1-21's and appraisals.
* Project manage the successful delivery team's key client accounts as verified by clients post event feedback from telephone conversations and on-site visits as appropriate
* Ability to sell via phone and face - seeking top aspirational contracts.
* On-going liaison with Credit Control team to resolve any debt issues
* Communicate commissions for sales team after discussion with PDs
* To continue to develop an in depth knowledge of the design industry both in the UK and internationally
* Sign off marketing strategy and campaign plan with Marketing Manager.
* In tandem with the Operations Manager, ensure that suppliers are given a full brief, are fully liaised with prior to the show and managed on site in line with delivery objectives

The successful candidate will have At least two years' experience as an Event Director or Senior Event Manager, proven track record in exhibition sales and will be a good negotiator and ensure this is carried through to all levels of the show teams and shared across the business.

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Verdi Hall

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