Event Operations Director - B2B Agency

Eligo Recruitment Limited
West Molesey
£60k pa + Bens
19 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Event Operations Director needed for a 6 month contract based in Surrey, this B2B agency work with clients within the Technology sector, the working environment is dynamic, fun, open and honest and the reporting structure is reasonably flat. There is room to grow within the organisation given their rapid expansion plans and the increasing volume of campaigns from their client base.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Event Director to take the reins of a corporate event in February 2017. The ideal candidate should present a confident, knowledgeable and smart image, be self-motivated and have experience of managing conferences.

The role would include:

- Clearly direct and drive the team with clear decision making to deliver a seamless event
- Take ownership on delivering the conference - including overseeing logistics, speaker management, sponsorship management, delegate management and financial management.
- Ensuring that the event services and solutions offered deliver ROI and solve client challenges
- Ensure the company are based on best practise and ahead of their competition
- Offer clear strategic thought at all levels, understanding client needs, thinking outside the box and ensuring that the client is given quality direction at all times.
- Team structure - ensure that work is delegated appropriately to ensure that the correct service levels can be provided to the client at all times, to allow the account director capacity to add strategy, content and planning advice and guidance to client projects.
- Manage the resource to ensure that workload is shared evenly across the team and that no-individual team member is either over-burdened or under-utilised.
- Be accountability for ensuring that the management team are regularly updated on progress of the event.

Essential Requirements

- Experience of organising 1000+ delegate conferences
- Ideal candidate will be an existing Event Director - minimum of 7 years+ experience in organising live events, meetings and exhibitions.
- Agency experience essential
- Comprehensive understanding of the B2B event management industry
- Ability to understand client objectives and interpret them to develop a integrated event strategy (including good listening and questioning skills)
- Excellent organiser - must have experience in managing multiple events at any one time with the ability to multi-task and prioritise based upon the event requirements. The role will involve managing event projects from an end-to-end perspective, therefore candidates will need to understand all aspects to event management from initial briefing to pre-event management, to on site production and through to analysing the success of event projects.
- Strong project manager - be able to juggle multiple tasks smoothly, be organised, have good time management and be in control. Managing the clients and colleagues expectations accurately with the ability to meet agreed deadlines.
- Experience managing a wider team on site at an event, with the ability to troubleshoot on site at events before anyone else, react accordingly and provide solutions to the internal team, external suppliers and clients alike.
- Immaculate attention to detail & writing skills - can input information quickly, accurately and thoroughly. Comfortable with proof reading and basic copywriting
- Financial control - experience of producing client facing budgets and closely of tracking campaign costs.
- Confident and positive attitude - this is a client facing role that needs a happy, enthusiastic and professional person who is happy to get involved in a wide range of marketing/event activities and understands how to liaise and present themselves in front of clients and suppliers within a working environment.
- Calm under pressure - their working environment gets extremely busy and stressful. The ability to be able to work independently when needed, be forward thinking and use initiative.

£60,000 Pro-rata+Bens