Senior Project Manager - Events and Communications Agency

Posted 1 November by Royall Appointments

Senior Project Manager - Event and Communications Agency

Location: West Midlands

Salary: up to £40k

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Our client, one of Europe's most experienced and largest, fully integrated, award winning events and communications agencies are working with Royall to attract a Senior Project Manager to join their team in the Midlands.

The role of Senior Project Manager will build and sustain excellent client relationships, leading and supporting diverse clientele through wide ranging projects with responsibility for the full event management cycle - from conception to planning and development to delivery and review. To engage with the junior team and assist with knowledge sharing and mentoring. To work with the Manager and senior team to actively share the pressures of the day to day management of the team.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

As a pivotal position within the company, you are responsible for managing all aspects of a project. From working on initial client briefs, generating and pitching for jobs, through to detailed planning and delivery on site. The role will require worldwide travel and management with key responsibilities being shared over a team you will manage to deliver UK and overseas events.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Organising events, conferences, road shows, product launches and gala dinners including full end to end planning and communication
  • Implementation and execution of appropriate delegate logistics solutions.
  • Complete control of all delegate/staff and client travel arrangements.
  • Interpret client briefing requirements accurately, influence where appropriate, produce full production proposals.
  • Lead, direct and develop team members within the team.
  • Managing clients’ and colleagues’ expectations acting as a single point of contact, through pro-active management and effective project planning with realistic deadlines.
  • Take ownership and actively manage assigned budgets whilst effectively influencing and negotiating with internal and external parties to ensure targeted profits are achieved and ideally exceeded
  • International logistics and reconciliation of accounts, some of which will be in international currencies
  • Building relationships with third party providers, working in partnership with finance to ensure best value and delivery against prescribed service level agreements
  • Participate in regular meetings with the senior team and work to improve the junior team with mentoring and knowledge sharing.

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience running large, logistically challenging events ideally with budgets £500,000 +
  • Implementing and maintaining complex delegate logistics plans
  • A proven track record of event reconciliation
  • Good worldwide experience of working with hotels & venues
  • Experience in UK end to end managing events for over 500 people is essential
  • Experience in delegate management including online registration is essential
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills with a passion for customer service, delivery and attention to detail - must leave no stone unturned!
  • Proven experience of financial and budget management.
  • Experience of producing client proposals
  • Experience in managing multiple clients and events simultaneously are essential
  • Event agency experience.
  • An understanding of, ideally supported by experience of production elements, including technical, design, print, video, multi-media and presentation would be advantageous

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful events and communications agency, within an exciting and important role to the business. You will have the opportunity to develop your career and progress within the business, whilst developing your team to do the same.

An amazing role for an experience Event Project Manager with strong international events experience, people management and with an agency background.

This role would suit:

Event Manager, Event Project Manager, Project Manager, Senior Event Manager, Senior Event Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Event Director, Event Consultant, Event Planner, Senior Event Planner.

Event Manager, Event Project Manager, Project Manager, Senior Event Manager, Senior Event Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Event Director, Event Consultant, Event Planner, Senior Event Planner.

Required skills

  • Event Management
  • Event Planning
  • Senior Management
  • Delegate Management
  • Conference Production

Application questions

Have you worked in an events and communications agency?
Do you have experience of managing staff?
Do you have experience of managing events internationally?
Do you have experience of managing events of 500 pax?

Reference: 36503151

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