Senior Event Manager


Job ID: 
Event Operations
Employment Type: 
London, Paul Street

EMAP is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a minimum of 5/6 years events experience to join the fashion, architecture and building services operations team as a senior event manager.

The key objectives are:

  • Manage and deliver a schedule of exceptional industry led awards, conferences and bespoke events on time, to budget and to a high standard
  • Manage, coach and develop line reports to deliver a high standard of events
  • Ensure standards are kept exceptionally high across all areas of delivery whilst maintaining efficiency and cost effectiveness
Key Accountabilities: 
  • Oversee the schedule and delivery of the division’s events, delegating tasks and responsibilities to line reports to ensure delivery on time, to high standards reflected in the brands values and strategy and to budget
  • Ensure best practice and continuous development of event processes, practices and systems and disseminate throughout the team
  • Line manage direct reports - authoring a clear development plan providing regular feedback, appraisals, coaching and training and development opportunities
  • Attend internal stakeholder planning, performance and debrief meetings to ensure high standards, innovation and creativity across all events.  In addition, chair these meetings in absence of the event director
  • Diarise prelaunch and debrief meetings by disseminating key information for a successful launch and post event insights
  • Set, forecast and close event budgets to ensure costs do not exceed the agreed budget or make cost reductions to mitigate any revenue risks
  • Build strong relationships with external suppliers, providers and venues and negotiate to obtain best value services for the event and budget
  • Source venues for your portfolio through written briefs and providing internal stakeholders with options with full cost analysis and insight
  • Liaise with external sponsor and partners by ensuring clear communication so all deliverables are met within an agreed timetable
  • Ensure all necessary legal requirements (inc health and safety, risk assessments) are completed accurately and on time
  • Make sure all payments are processed and paid according to the event schedule
  • Personally manage flagship events across the portfolio
  • Minimum of 5/6 years’ experience manging complex events and logistics whilst working in a fast-paced events environment
  • Line management experience and responsibility  
  • Experience of managing and delivering against complex relationships with sponsors/clients and internal stakeholders
  • Setting, forecasting and managing the cost base of budgets
  • Knowledge of UK venues and experience of procuring and sourcing
Skills & Competencies: 
  • Integrity, leadership and not afraid of responsibility and accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Innovative, creative and advanced project management skills  
  • Advanced negotiation, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Customer focused and seeks and utilises customer insight
  • Team player and excels at stakeholder management
  • Advanced planning and strong organisational skills
  • High attention to detail with exceptional analytical skills and reporting
  • Work well under pressure and be an advocate for change

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, self-sufficient and accountable
  • Personal credibility and gravitas to command respect from the team and both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic and forward thinking whilst deadline driven and results focused
  • Flexible and embraces change whilst remaining enthusiastic and positive
  • Creative, resourceful and proactive
  • Multi-tasker but remains calm and professional under pressure

IT Experience

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Experience of working on digital events and systems to deliver them

Measures of Success

  • Client satisfaction – measured through feedback, NPS scores and re-booking
  • Internal stakeholder satisfaction
  • Financial targets met
  • Event schedule deadlines met
  • Accuracy and timelines of information

Please email you CV and Cover Letter to to apply for this job.

We’re committed to Emap being a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. They include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), health plan and life insurance cover, Cycle 2 Work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and much more!

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