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Event Account Manager (B2B corporate events agency)


£27K - £33K (depending on experience)


Bespoke for Financial Services / Events

Corporate/In-house / Agency


Job Description

Looking for a French speaking Corporate Account Manager with excellent event logistics, project management & account handling experience!


Small but highly regarded and privately-owned agency (with offices around the globe) who specialise in the production of high-spec B2B corporate events & roadshows for an enviable portfolio of high profile global corporate clients.


This Client Manager / Account Manager role will see you working in the Client Management team of this niche B2B events & communications agency covering primarily the investments & financial communications sectors. You will be covering France and the French market (working with banks, PR agencies, Lawyers etc..) but will also work on other clients & accounts in other markets / countries. This role is a 50/50 mix of “warm/soft sales & account management” (mostly networking, growing relationships & business development along with maintaining and building further all existing clients/account management - plus marketing & PR, lobbying & eeking out new business) and “event logistics & on-site event execution” (event logistics, hotels, flights, project management, accompanying & being on the road with clients and on-site event delivery).

The role will be based out of a central London office with regular travel to/from France (and lots of travel further afield across Europe and the US).

Key responsibilities:-

  • Front end & pitching (Marketing, research, business development, networking, calling prospective clients, producing compelling pitches & proposals and pitching to C-level execs).
  • Planning & client servicing (Once the business has been won acting as the Account Manager & Client Servicing Manager and go between for both the client and the logistics & production teams, also acting as the Project Manager to ensure the clients’ needs are met, the project stays on track, the logistics & production requirements are being processed and the budget and financial administration are managed, liaising with the client on their branding, providing speaker support and project managing all the speaker slides, visual aids and video clips, organising video/satellite conference link-ups as well as on-going up-selling to the client and over-arching account management).
  • On-site speaker/client management and delivery (travelling with the client to/from events, looking after the client throughout the duration of the event and responding to any additional on-site requests, overseeing speaker rehearsals & live video/satellite conference link-ups as well as juggling on-site client servicing with managing the project team and the Desking Team back in the London office).
  • Post event reconciliation & reporting (financial as well as analysis and client summary reports).

The successful candidate will be an immaculately well-presented, dynamic, articulate and highly professional individual with excellent written and spoken French & English, amazing interpersonal & communications skills and the confidence to work closely with C level delegates in a very client facing role. Candidates should have good client servicing & account handling experience (minimum 2-3 years) and a background of working in PR or Events either agency side or in-house client side as long as within corporate, professional services or financial communications.

Key requirements include:-

  • Experience of acting as a client /account manager (financial sector)
  • Commercially focused & confident at up-selling
  • Knowledge of event management & logistics (including on-site)
  • Good at producing & delivering pitches & proposals to clients
  • Strong project management & financial management skills
  • PR & communications
  • Financial sector experience useful but not vital
  • Experience of dealing with HNW clients & business executives
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment & happy to travel on a regular basis

The role offers superb career progression opportunities and will suit a bi-lingual (English & French speaking) Account Manager or Client Manager with excellent event project management, event logistics and sales & business development experience who enjoys working on top-class 5* events for board and exec level audiences!”

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