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Events Manager (9 month Maternity cover)

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Job Title: Events Manager (9 month Maternity cover)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Up to £48,000
Duration: 9 month Maternity Cover
Contact Name: Arielle Carrara
Contact Email: acarrara@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a leading assurance, tax and advisory firm is seeking an experienced Events Manager for a 9 month Maternity cover.

 

About The Company

The company is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Employing more than 50,000 people in over 140 countries, member firms focus on helping dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. The umbrella entity for the company's network of member firms is called sets the strategic direction of the global organisation. It helps member firms collaborate, share resources and achieve the goals set out in their new global strategy.

The firm has a clear ambition for growth coupled with a dedication to fully embrace and embed company’s core values: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

 

About The Role

A rare opportunity has arisen within the Events department for two experienced Event managers on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. The successful candidates will be responsible for effectively planning, managing and executing conferences, meetings and other events. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and selecting venues and hotels

  • Negotiating with hotels and other vendors to secure competitive hotel and delegate rates and value-add services

  • Negotiating event contracts and ensuring compliance withlegal requirements

  • Researching suppliers and negotiating rates

  • Creating and managing event budgets

  • Updating information on the intranet conference site and event calendar

  • Managing conference systems, registrations and meeting logistics

  • Organising complex meeting schedules and liaising with external contractors and  stakeholders to ensure all requirements are met

  • Planning and managing evening and social functions

  • Arranging accommodation, transportation, special needs, etc

  • Managing logistical arrangements for speakers, guests, clients etc

  • Overseeing production of conference materials – banners, signage, badges etc

  • Managing on-site meeting registration and logistics

 

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • At least 5 years' experience in event management within a corporate organisation, preferably professional services

  • Experience of on line registration systems and conference Apps

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and senior stakeholder relationships at the same time

  • Ability to work in an often pressurised environment whilst ensuring own set deadlines are met

  • Ability to juggle changing priorities

  • Flexibility required for travel and working outside normal office hours during events

  • Confident communication style 

  • Proactive approach to the role

  • Resourceful and resilient attitude

  • Excellent organisational and proven project management skills

  • Vendor management experience

  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Desirable

  • Experience using Cvent or similar for online registration 

Ref: | Published: 03 May 2018