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Travel & Events Manager (B2B - International organisation)

E7222

Circa £45,000 + bonus and excellent benefits

LONDON

Events

Association / Corporate/In-house / Other

Permanent

Job Description

Super perm job for a Travel & Events Manager with complex business travel (flights & visas) and B2B conference & events management skills!

COMPANY

Large global membership organisation (transportation sector) who have an expert in-house Travel & Events team to organise all their Business Travel Management & Events (these include high profile international meetings, conferences, congresses and Executive Board events).

ROLE

An exciting Travel & Events Manager job (reporting to the Head of Travel & Events), that will see you working on all the business travel and conference/events for this highly regarded global membership organisation. In this role you’ll manage a small team (3 staff) and will deputise for the Head of Travel & Events when required

Key responsibilities are:-

  • Business travel management (flights through GDS system, travel advice, TMC negotiation etc)
  • B2B events and conference management
  • Managing and leading a small team (coaching, development, performance reviews etc)
  • Sponsor & partner liaison and management
  • Supplier negotiation and contracting
  • Delegate registration management (using StarCite or Cvent)
  • Guest & speaker invitations
  • Budget management
  • Management of additional event services (interpreters, AV & production etc)
  • Advise on, as well as manage, individual & collective travel (flights, visas, immunisations, travel insurance, risk management, security, accommodation & hotel block booking)

NB: This role is 60% business travel management orientated – the remaining 40% of the workload is events/congress management and leading the team. There will be some travel involved.

CANDIDATE

You’ll be a detailed Business Travel professional with extensive Conference & Events management knowledge and the diplomacy, confidence and gravitas to liaise effectively with senior level executives as well as sponsors and partners. You’ll have a proven background (corporate, NFP or public sector ideally) of organising B2B international events & conferences and managing a small team and most importantly solid experience in handling 3* business travel for an organisation (including flights, visas, travel insurance, risk management, immunisations, hotel block booking etc). You’ll also be a good relationship builder and have experience of supplier purchasing, negotiation and contract management especially with regard to Travel Management Companies, hotels and interpretation suppliers.

Excellent written and spoken English is essential and knowledge of other languages is advantageous but not crucial. You should also be willing to travel occasionally with the job and an interest and commitment to human rights and social justice would be advantageous.

This is a fantastic position for a top-class business travel management & events professional (Travel & Events Manager, Conference Manager, Event Organiser, Business Travel Executive) who can bring to the table solid experience of complex business travel (flights/transfers/visas/travel insurance etc..) and accommodation / hotel contract management who also has good staff management & team leadership skills as well as a background in the organising of association-based conferences and events.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.