Events Manager

Posted 10 months ago by mselect
Location London, United Kingdom Job Type
Salary Sector Consultancy
MSELECT is looking to hire an Events Manager for a business consultancy client based in the UK. Candidates must have at least 3 years of progressive, responsible event management experience and be fluent in English; Arabic knowledge is a plus.
Job Summary:
The Events Manager will be responsible for day-to-day administrative tasks and for the coordination administrative tasks of the full lifecycle of events. The successful candidate is expected to be detail orientated, well organized, entrepreneurial and have to be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate good time management, planning and communication skills.
Job Objective:
The contract is only for 12 months. You will be responsible for delivering annual events programme.
Key responsibilities:
  • Helping create, set, communicate and maintain timelines and priorities on every event or meeting
  • Being responsible for all physical, hybrid or online only events and meetings ensuring they are delivered successively
  • Being available for each event in London, Dubai or elsewhere. Travel to Iraq will not be required
  • Instructing, managing, liaising and coordinating with all the suppliers and partners
  • Working and contributing with marketing adviser on marketing deadlines and overall strategy
  • Attending weekly meetings with the team
  • Negotiating contracts with external suppliers to optimize value
  • Drafting official letters to governmental institutions
  • Organizing event photography, video, translations, permissions, licenses
  • Exercise analysis to drive improvements
  • To be an ambassador for the company at all times internally and externally
Key requirements:
  • Excellent organizational and negotiation skills
  • Strong and effective communication skills at all levels – internally and externally with an excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to be creative with ideas for different events
  • Good eye for detail
  • Creative thinking and the ability to actively promote ideas and initiatives both internally and externally
  • Excellent time-management skills to ensure the efficient running of an event
  • Sales and marketing skills to promote the event
  • Flexible approach to changing deadlines and prioritization of workload and tasks
  • Ability to adapt flexibly to new priorities and additional tasks
  • The ability to work as part of a team, and on your own initiative, is essential, along with the skills to be flexible, multitask and work to demanding deadlines in a busy working environment
  • Plan and priorities work to manage conflicting tasks, meet delivery deadlines/ targets, review progress, with minimum supervision
  • Must have the ability to cope with pressure
  • Positive attitude towards working in a challenging and changing environment
  • Excellent English language skills (written and verbal communication)
  • Excellent references
Experience and qualifications:
  • Must have minimum of 3 years’ experience of progressive responsible positions in events management
  • Must have had experience of effectively managing a budget, programme, contractors, suppliers
  • Well versed in social media with strong IT skills, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, MailChimp, WordPress, Zoom, MS Teams
  • Event Management degree or similar degree in management is desirable
  • Arabic language knowledge is an additional an additional bonus
Terms and Conditions:
  • Hours will be 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday – Friday at London offices with possibility to work few days from home
  • Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus UK bank holidays
  • Occasional attendance out of hours at events
  • The successful candidate will report to Managing Director
  • Colleagues in the London office and in Baghdad will provide direct assistance
  • The position will initially be subject to a 2-month trial period
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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