Euromoney Institutional Investor

  • Event Manager - Maternity Cover Jan-June 2019

    Job ID
    Oct 2018-8165
    Department
    Euromoney Seminars
    Location
    London
    Contract Type
    Maternity/Paternity Cover
    Category
    Conferences / Seminars / Events
  • Job Advert

    JOB TITLE: Event Manager – Maternity Cover: January – June 2019 (6 month contract)

    Seniority Level: Associate

    Job function: Project Management, Customer Service

    OFFICE: London

    DEPARTMENT: IJGlobal Events Department (ELE)

    POSITION: Maternity cover January – June 2019 (6 month contract)

     

    About the Role

    The Event Manager is responsible for the organisation and operational aspects of running conferences in the energy and infrastructure arena. The Event Manager will be required to work with a proactive attitude and take on full responsibility for the delivery of the events, including a strict control of the event budget. They will be expected to offer solutions to any problems that occur within the business to deliver successful events. Some international travel can be expected.

     

    About Euromoney Institutional Investor

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (www.euromoneyplc.com) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. It is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

     

    About the Division

    The role sits within Euromoney’s IJGlobal, the leading provider of news, pricing data and networking events for the financing of energy & infrastructure projects.  Our products help the full spectrum of market participants understand products, pricing, opportunity and to win new business.

     

    Overall the business has a team of 35 with staff in London, New York and Hong Kong and annual revenues of just under £5m for events in 2017-8 financial year.  

    PURPOSE

    This role has four key objectives:

    • To manage the end to end logisitics for successful events for the energy and infrastructure market globally
    • To transition our conferences to meet the demands of the market by developing and implementing improvements to our events leading to a better customer experience
    • To ensure that each event is run within budget, budgets are accurate, costs are negotiated with suppliers and ensure each budget is reconciled with our accounts team
    • Develop good working relationships with worldwide venues and suppliers

     

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Organise conferences independently and to a high standard – both in the UK and worldwide
    • Be the lead person onsite at events to ensure that the event runs smoothly and the customer experience is excellent
    • Good knowledge of international venues to know where each event will work in terms of space, budget and dates
    • Ensure that the venue contracts have minimum exposure and are fit for purpose
    • Negotiate with venues and suppliers worldwide to ensure we have the best rates and suppliers
    • Ensure that budgets are met for each event, prices compared and discounts negotiated without compromising quality
    • Forecast and reconcile each budget with the accounts team to ensure they are accurate
    • Have innovative solutions to ensure that our events are engaging for clients and are constantly updated
    • Assisting the Registrations Administrator during busy times or when they are on annual leave
    • Include international travel and occasional weekend travel

     

    KEY INTERFACES

    • Report to Head of Operations, IJGlobal Events delivering successful events worldwide
    • Follow the direction and policies as defined by the Head of Operations
    • Liaise closely with colleagues in sponsorship sales, production, marketing and editorial to ensure goals and objectives are met
    • Daily interaction with sponsors, speakers, delegates

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    Qualifications/ Experience

    • Good level of education – ideally to degree level or equivalent
    • Ideally previous experience of working in an international events environment
    • Client facing experience

     

    Skills

    • Professional, articulate demeanor appropriate to liaising the senior/high-value clients with whom they will communicate
    • Organised multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail, accurate and meticulous
    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently to strict deadlines and remain calm under pressure
    • Quick and effective problem solving
    • Proactive approach, willingness to show initiative and accept responsibility
    • Competency with basic figure work required for budgets and with multi-currency events
    • Confidence to negotiate with and develop good business relationships with clients, sponsors, venues and contractors both in the UK and overseas
    • Highly collaborative team work skills with demonstrated ability to work within a multi-functional team to achieve objectives
    • Fluency in written and spoken English with additional languages beneficial (Spanish)
    • Familiarity with SalesForce beneficial

     

    This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

     

    Please apply including a cover letter detailing your current salary, expected salary (annual pro rata), current notice period and if you have any holidays booked during the contract period.  You should be able to attend interviews in London. 

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