Senior Event Manager

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AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Exhibition/Event Services
City of London
ESP Recruitment
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Senior Event Manager

A high profile B2B brand who also act as an event organiser seek an experienced Event Manager to work across a range of events, including large scale conferences with up to 4000 delegates and exhibitions with up to 400 stands run across the US, Europe and Asia. Working as part of a team on these large scale events, as the lead on some events and a support on others, you will gain excellent experience within a fast-growing London based international media company with an excellent 25-year track record. Already active in more than 35 cities around the world, they run websites, magazines, exhibitions and their own senior level, high profile business conferences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the operational aspects of our more complex and larger scale events worldwide, including but not limited to:

* Venue selection and site checks.
* Negotiating hotel/venue contracts.
* Maintaining accurate conference budgets - finding effective ways to reduce costs
* Finalising menus, banquet orders, and audiovisual equipment.
* Sponsor/exhibitor liaison.
* Designing and finalising production items (show guides, handouts, conference/sponsor signage).
* Making travel arrangements and facilitating hotel reservations.
* Sourcing, negotiating and liaising with suppliers (audiovisual companies, exhibition service companies, designers, printers, security staff, and temporary staff).
* Onsite set-up, registration, liaison with the hotel and other vendors during the conference and breakdown.
* Final bill consolidation and processing of supplier payments
* Post event evaluation
* Assist with training of Event Co-ordinator and Event manager.

Personal qualities & competencies:

* Flexible attitude
* Strong influencing and negotiation skills (written and verbal)
* Self-motivated, able to own projects but also be a team player.
* Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the professionalism and confidence to liaise with senior level industry contacts
* Ability to travel frequently (up to 8 times a year) for 2-5 days at any time
* Exceptional organisational, work prioritisation and time management skills.

Experience requirements:

* Proven track record of project managing large scale conferences and exhibitions.
* Proven experience managing event budgets and reducing event costs.
* Experience in an event based role for a commercial conference or publishing company
* Experience running several events simultaneously - good ability to multi-task both tasks and events
* IT literate - Microsoft office, Illustrator, Cvent, Salesforce, Concur

Qualification Requirements:

* Educated to degree level or equivalent vocational training.

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

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