Live Events Manager - Events Agency

Posted 4 April by Royall Appointments

Live Events Manager - Events Agency

Location: Greater London

Ref 688

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!"

Our client is a leading communications and events agency that provides organisations and governments with integrated, innovative solutions through exhibitions, live events, environments, launches, sponsorship, world expos, retail and brand experiences across the globe. They are looking for a dynamic and talented Live Events Manager to support a fast-paced, extremely high profile, global government account. This exciting role would suit someone with a solid event delivery background, ideally gained from working within an agency environment.

The Role

The candidate will need to be open to both UK and international travel as you will be required to go onsite for the events. In addition to working at our client’s offices by the Thames, the candidate could spend time at offices in Central London. Therefore, it is important you are a people person, agile and responsive to client needs and with strong networking and presentation skills.

You will work in a supportive environment, where team-working is the norm and surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do and determined to do whatever it takes to deliver.

Experience

The ideal person will have three to six years of experience in an equivalent Live Events role within a similar sized and quality organisation.

The candidate must have a background in Event Production (Producer prior to moving into Client Management).

The candidate must be experienced with managing all elements of an event from initial proposal creation through to financial reconciliation, including managing all logistics.

Qualifications / Skills

  • Must be a superb communicator, both written and oral
  • Must possess excellent organisational and live events planning skills
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Sufficient knowledge and understanding of current trends in the live events space
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • The ability to work on and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Team player, must be flexible, inclusive, positive and helpful
  • Excellent attention to detail

Key Responsibilities include:

Client / Account Handling

  • Implementation and management of all aspects of allocated live projects (pre-, during and post activity)
  • Provide highly responsive client service ensuring very high levels of client satisfaction
  • Manages reverse brief process with clients for allocated events program
  • Effectively manages client communication, status updates and briefings to ensure the client is aware of delivery schedule
  • Build relationships with your client’s key stakeholders
  • Manages client project debrief process

Creative / Project:

  • Plays internal client at times and is across; messaging and brand across project timeline
  • Work closely with creative teams, production team and third party suppliers in developing briefs and timelines
  • Ensures quality client briefs (reverse brief process) and process adherence at all times (by correctly managing production line)
  • Work with Resource Management to manage client workload (current and forecasted)
  • Works closely with the specialised Production Leads in the delivery of projects
  • Manages internal project debriefs with Account Director

Financial / Commercial:

  • Oversees the project budget creation process and schedules
  • Accountable for project revenue (meet/exceed revenue targets)
  • Works closely with the Account Director in the growth and development of their client
  • Compliant across creative, financial & system processes
  • Accountable for timely reconciliation and client communication

General

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be willing to work outside of office hours if necessary
  • Be proactive, offer ideas, get involved with all aspects of the account

Our client are offering a competitive salary and fast career progression, a beautiful working environment by the riverside, pension scheme and life assurance. Employee wellbeing is also high on their priorities, and they offer subsidised membership to the local gym, a healthy daily breakfast, weekly yoga classes, Friday drinks and a cycle-to-work scheme.

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Application questions

Do you have a background in Event Production?
Do you have 3-6 years experience in a Live Events Role?

Reference: 36957809

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