Event Manager

Job Type:
AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
Up to £30000 per annum + + benefits
South West London
ESP Recruitment
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A large publishing and events company seek an Event Manager to deliver a wide range of events and workshops for a number of prestigious clients. You will be adept at matching event delivery to client objectives and commercial opportunities whilst managing your own events and will gain further experience from working within a larger operations team delivering a diverse portfolio of flagship events including large exhibitions and conferences. You will be accountable for operational budgets and need to excel at budgeting, forecasting and negotiating with suppliers.

Responsibilities include:

* Accountability for operations and delivery of all aspects of allocated events pre, during and post event
* Developing an understanding of the client's objectives and ensure event delivery is aligned to these
* Regular client reporting and meetings as required
* Managing the operational budget for allocated events providing regular forecasts to the Head of Operations
* Ensuring all events are delivered on time, within budget and to a very high standard
* Negotiating with all key suppliers and venues on both contract terms and prices to achieve the most cost effective service
* Managing and maintaining good relations with all key stakeholders (such as suppliers, venues, speakers and clients)
* On-site coordination of all logistics and management of suppliers, preferred partners, personnel and freelancers at events
* Carrying out venue research and sourcing and complying with company procurement policies

Qualities / Experience:

Experience in B2B event operations with overall event delivery responsibility

Budgeting experience essential and overall P&L responsibility an advantage

* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload whilst maintaining attention to detail and meeting agreed and multiple deadlines
* Meticulous attention to detail
* Sound negotiating and influencing skills
* Ability to travel

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Liz Sinclair

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