Event Director

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Position Title: Event Director

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Event Services Director/Senior Event Director

Date: February 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business. We work with brands such as; Nike, Cisco, Workday, Google and Lotus.

George P. Johnson are seeking an Event Director to work alongside a Senior Account Director providing full project management support and leadership to the wider team. As a recognised expert you will be expected to implement an agreed strategy and liaise and coordinate the required services across a wider agency team.

About the Role

• Interpret and drive clear client scope of work

• Responsible for assessing and agreeing client changes against scope of work

• Put together and manage a comprehensive and detailed client budget

• Identify, assess and negotiate with the best supplier for each project

• Responsible for overall client satisfaction with the program execution as measured utilising an agency review form

• Reconciliation of the agency’s procured services and internal department costs

• Continually assessing the agreed event strategy against program development

• Advise and manage on-site health & safety and security

• Support new business development

• Keep up to date with venues across EMEA, event industry trends and agency best practice

Skills

• Significant level of experience in delivering live events. This should include experience and working knowledge of the following areas – creative event concepts, architecture, trade show build, conference organisation, registration and production

• Strong financial management – including costing and budget development and management

• Experience within an agency environment is essential

• Excellent communication skills – written, oral and face-to-face presentation skills

• Demonstrated client management skills

• Good analytical and research skills

• Experience of the IT industry essential and experience of the automotive, FMCG or financial services is a plus

Highly Desirable:

• Capable of communicating in another European language

• Experience of working on global accounts would be preferred

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance

• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

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