Event Director

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Position Title: Event Director

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Event Services Director

Date: March 2018

Primary job purpose:

The Event Director works 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.

Key Accountabilities:

  • 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

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • 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

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