Project Director

Posted 7 May by Royall Appointments
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SW London

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Meet our client, the cloud events specialists who bring big ideas to life.

Here they spend their days creating events that deliver the reach needed in the real world.

Working to plan, create and deliver the unique event or experience required to achieve ambitions -doing whatever it takes to make it a tangible success.


The company benefits were created by their Dream Team to ensure they appeal to a wide range of individuals. They apply from day one and are added onto post probation and for every year's service.

  • Team Activity Days
  • Company Offsite
  • Additional Benefits after 1 years’ service including Private Health Care
  • Pension
  • Fitness membership upon passing probation
  • 28 days holiday (inc. UK public holidays). Additional days holiday for each year of service (capped at 5)
  • Birthdays Off
  • Pay Day early finish - Fridays (15:00)
  • Thurs Office Drinks


We are looking for a switched-on, proactive Event Project Director to take the lead on our live events and exhibitions from the beginning to the very end. You will need to have a can-do-will-achieve attitude, experience managing project teams, and be passionate about making events happen.


  • Project manage high-quality, complex, and production-heavy events from design and planning through to onsite delivery
  • Lead project meetings and communications with internal and external stakeholders throughout the project cycle (including senior management)
  • The Project Director needs to have excellent project management and organisational skills with very high attention to detail. Alongside this, you will need demonstrable leadership qualities, with strategy and planning experience and the ability to effectively communicate this
  • A key element of the Project Director role is to follow and review internal processes and importantly, train and monitor junior members of the team to ensure these are implemented correctly
  • A large part of your day-to-day responsibility will be in implementing internal processes, managing projects, and overseeing the activities of the rest of the team
  • Working to deadlines is fundamental to the success of all projects. As a Project Director, you will be expected to create and follow internal critical paths, client deadlines, and supplier deadlines. You will be expected to manage projects of all sizes within tightly managed deadlines. Managing deadlines across the entire team will also be an important part of your day-to-day activities
  • Client management and relationship building, including incubating prospect leads. Understand client business objectives and competitive scenarios, challenging the brief and adding value in discussions and presentations
  • You will be expected to identify potential opportunities with existing clients and ensure they are maximised, acting with a commercial approach to client management. You will be expected to secure and covert business from initial opportunities and ensure that all possible leads are followed up and secured for future years
  • Apply principles of new business to managing sponsors, to help clients maximise sponsorship but also have a good knowledge of where sponsors could be potential future clients and build strong relationships for future new business opportunities
  • The ability to forge strong relationships with existing and potential clients, winning and developing business through your excellent experience and advice without being pushy or 'salesy’
  • As a Project Director, you will have had experience in mentoring, guiding, and managing other junior members of a team. You will understand the team capacities and when there are issues with the ability to deliver projects
  • You will have experience in resource planning including internal, multi-discipline teams with the addition of managing freelancers. This will involve ensuring time is budgeted correctly, and that freelance are onboarded correctly, and their time managed
  • Collaborative team-player, with the ability to develop positive, strong working relationships
  • Actively network with industry contacts and suppliers, staying on top of trends and news
  • Providing Social media content when attending networking events, FAMs, exhibitions, etc
  • Networking with the industry by attending relevant events
  • You will lead and work with the rest of the team to help deliver high-quality events onsite. This will involve being onsite pre-event, during the event, and post-event
  • Detailed, accurate budget processes from planning to delivery and post-event reconciliation. Prudent budget management and negotiation of favourable supplier contracts. Regular reporting of budget status updates for clients and internal finances. Keen eye on profitability levels throughout a project, maximizing revenue opportunities and increased efficiencies
  • Responsible for international venue sourcing, site visits, and contracting, with a focus on quality and cost reduction. Global destination knowledge with an emphasis on EMEA
  • Monitor existing supplier performance and seek out new, innovative, and high-quality event partners
  • As a Project Director, you will need to be comfortable in negotiation with suppliers and clients. Negotiation with suppliers can be on price, services, scope, timings, etc.
  • You will need to attend venue site visits and create site visit reports for internal and client review
  • You will need to create onsite docs, manage host schedules, supplier and staff contact lists, crew lists, running orders, run of show and team briefingsYou will need to be comfortable with creating a branding scope & deliverables briefing document specific to different venues, and actively proposing branding opportunities to the client to u

Required skills

  • Event Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Events
  • director

Reference: 51080338

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