Looking for a commercially savvy Events Exec / Events Co-ordinator to work on corporate events for media & advertising sector clients!
Award winning Media company specialising in the Corporate Barter market (advertising & distribution channels). Fun, dynamic and fast paced London based company (circa 50 staff with a dedicated Events Team of two) whose core business is trading in media & advertising spaces for corporate companies. The Events Team organise a range of corporate events, conferences & incentives, client entertaining & corporate hospitality for their partners & clients (these are media & advertising agencies primarily) as well as acting in a corporate concierge focused capacity in terms of organising business flights, accommodation, restaurant bookings, travel travels etc for their clients.
This permanent Client Services & Events Executive role (working in a team of two – you’ll report to the CS & Events Manager) will see you working in the fast paced and exciting client services & events department of this leading award-winning Media company.
This is a dual role of end-to-end event management (event design & planning, venue & supplier sourcing, budgeting & supplier rates negotiation, on-site event delivery, all event related admin & reporting and post-event reconciliation) and client servicing (taking event briefs, working closely with clients on their requirements, corporate concierge services and travel & hotel logistics). The split is 90% event management and 10% client servicing/concierge/business travel organisation and the events will include incentives, corporate team building, 1-2 day conferences, product launches, exhibitions, dinners, client entertaining & networking events and corporate hospitality mostly in the UK but occasionally in Europe & US for 15-500pax and with varying budgets for the company’s key clients which are media and advertising agencies.
There is a small amount of business development within the remit of this role but this relates to suppliers (hotels, venues, restaurants, travel services etc..) and is focused on negotiating the best possible rates with existing suppliers as well as keeping abreast of and reaching out to, new “hot” suppliers to ensure you’re offering your clients the most innovative as well as best price solutions.
IMPORTANT: The events team operate as a sort of in-house events & client servicing agency so this role will suit a commercially savvy events professional who has good negotiation skills and understands the agency environment (i.e. making the right margins without compromising the quality of an event).
You will be a fun, outgoing and super organised Event Co-ordinator / Event Executive / Event Manager with a proven track record of working on B2B events & client entertaining (agency background advantageous but not essential!).
You’ll need to be a good event “all-rounder” with circa 2-4 years corporate events experience (2nd or 3rd jobber ideally) who has strong commercial acumen, end to end event management, travel logistics and concierge service skills. You’ll also need to enjoy working closely with clients and must have a “sleeves rolled up” & “can-do / proactive” attitude (i.e. be happy to do event related admin as well as the more exciting elements of event planning, venue & supplier sourcing, on-site delivery etc...).
Exciting and interesting permanent agency-side corporate B2B events roles working across the fast paced and creative media & advertising sectors don't come round very often so if you're a talented Event Co-ordinator / Event Executive / Event Manager who is commercially savvy, great with clients, passionate about events and top-quality client servicing then this a once in a life time opportunity!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.