Event Manager

Project/Event Manager - London

Ref: 351Sunday 23 January 2022


Excellent opportunities for progressive career growth in a fast-growing team with some really exciting clients in the sporting world!

Looking for an Event Manager to join the events team and play an integral part in all aspects of event delivery – both physical and agency based planning. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your events career within an exciting agency.

The role:

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of a range of events, in the sports and entertainment sector. As part of a friendly and hard-working team, you will embrace original thinking and thrive in an exciting environment, where no two days are the same.

Key responsibilities:

Working closely with an events team on pre, live and post event management, you will:

  • Support the Senior Event Manager in management of a project team on the planning and delivery of events and projects – from ideation and conception through to delivery and completion.
  • Be responsible for effective delivery of events, managing more than one event at any one time
  • Demonstrate flexibility and problem solving skills to develop the right solution for the client
  • Have a good understanding of the client’s business
  • Take an active interest in industry trends and current affairs affecting client business
  • Work with the wider team, to support responses to new projects where required. Contribute to New Business ideas and identify opportunities where possible.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking
  • Create and manage budgets, typically £10k-£500k providing regular updates, ensuring accuracy, sign off 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
  • Contract negotiation for elements relating to your event(s)
  • Conduct risk assessment and analysis of events
  • Mitigate any identified risks, including workload pressure points, and plan resource accordingly, working with the Event Director.
  • Oversee management of 3rd parties and marketing campaigns
  • Work closely with the in-house creative team on development of assets
  • Develop project timelines with the event team and maintain this on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct site visits and confidently make recommendations
  • Create management plans for use on live events, including resource planning
  • Working effectively with our production companies in understanding requirements
  • Meetings – lead internal and external meetings
  • Be available as first point of contact for clients and project related queries
  • On-site event delivery. Often working unusual hours, weekends and evenings, including multi-day on-site periods as required.
  • Post event evaluation – analysing data and collating reports in a timely manner
  • Be aware of the KPIs in place with clients, and work to ensure all thresholds are met.

The person:

If you are someone who:

  • Is passionate about what you do; full of energy to succeed.
  • Takes pride in delivering the very best work
  • 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
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Has great writing and administrative skills, with competency in using Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Is flexible and wants to travel within the UK for multiple 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 events
  • Can confidently respond to an event brief
  • Has experience of working with a range of clients
  • Has good venue and technical knowledge
  • Is passionate about the events industry and is always up to date with the latest progressions
  • Uses their initiative and can think on their feet to provide effective solutions

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