Senior Event Manager

Bray Leino Events

| UK | Bristol | Permanent

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Posted on 11.01.2022

Senior Event Manager

Bray Leino Events

Bristol

 

We are looking for a Senior Event Manager to join our events team and play an integral part in all aspects of event delivery – both physical and virtual. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your events career within an award-winning agency.

 

The role:

 

Working closely with an Event Director, you will be responsible for planning and delivery of a large virtual conference which takes place in September. You will take a leading role with the client in managing all aspects of the event lifecycle. We are looking for someone who knows what it takes to deliver great content while managing a broad range of stakeholders, specialists and contributors to create a compelling event programme.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Event Director in management of a project team on the planning and delivery of events and projects – from ideation and conception through to delivery and completion.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for key aspects of the event.
  • Work closely with the client to understand their needs and objectives then recommend options and solutions to meet these.
  • Make decisions confidently.
  • Be responsible for delivery of higher profile, reputational, more complex events with increasingly less involvement from Event Directors. (This could include, but is not limited to: taking the lead on VIP participation, designing income generation models, marketing strategy and implementation, content generation for events_
  • Have a good understanding of the client’s business.
  • Demonstrate creative and agile thinking as a Subject Matter Expert in responding to event briefs.
  • Create and manage budgets, typically £100k-£500k providing regular updates, ensuring accuracy and timely reconciliation.
  • Set a great example to other members of the team and demonstrate best practice and continuous improvement as well as provide support for colleagues across the business.
  • Client relationships – build, maintain and manage strong relationships with core client contacts, ensuring expectations are managed at all times. Take ownership of additional client requirements.
  • Stakeholder and 3rd party relationships – build relationships with stakeholders (e.g. sponsors) and other 3rd party organisations
  • Conduct risk assessment and analysis of events.
  • Develop project timeline and maintain this on an ongoing basis, ensuring milestones are met.
  • Conduct site visits or platform demos and confidently make recommendations.
  • Create management plans and technical run sheets for use on live days, including resource planning.
  • Working effectively with production teams and external companies in understanding the requirements and ensuring solutions are fit for purpose.
  • On-site event delivery – UK and overseas. Live delivery for virtual events. Sometimes working unusual hours, weekends and evening as required.

The person:

  • Is passionate about what you do; full of energy to succeed.
  • Takes pride in delivering the very best work
  • Is really well organised and rises to the challenge
  • Remains calm under pressure, can manage a number of tasks simultaneously and maintains excellent attention to detail while working to tight deadlines
  • Is a strong communicator with good interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with a range of people, including clients, suppliers and colleagues
  • Has experience of presenting to clients and is comfortable doing so
  • Is flexible and wants to travel within the UK and abroad for a few days at a time
  • Will lead discussions and conference calls
  • Has worked on a range of events of all sizes and has a good track record of doing so
  • Can create and manage budgets for profitable and cost-neutral events
  • Can confidently respond to an event brief
  • Has experience of working with a range of clients and a range of event formats.
  • Has good venue and technical knowledge
  • Understands virtual event platforms and the virtual event landscape
  • Is passionate about the events industry and is always up to date with the latest progressions

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