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Project Manager (DMC/events agency – French Speaking)

E7214

£25k + bonus

LONDON

Events

Agency

Permanent

Job Description

A fabulous opportunity for a French-speaking Event Project Manager / Co-ordinator to join a fun and funky events company in London, whose main clients are prestigious French corporates wanting UK events.

THE COMPANY
Small, sociable and upbeat London-based agency provides Destination Management and Special Event Services for international incentive and corporate meetings in London and the UK, for a range of exciting French clients, from L’Oreal, to Audi, BNP and La Poste.  They offer a full end to end service providing bespoke event solutions for groups from 10 to 1,500, with a fabulous client list which includes some great brands from beauty, to finance to automotive.  

THE ROLE
Working in a sociable team of Project Managers, you’ll have responsibility for taking client briefs for varied events and incentive programmes (UK based). You’ll pull together proposals in response to the client brief, across venue, accommodation, transfers, activities, hospitality, conference, business meetings, incentive requirements – with a fresh and creative approach – each project according to each client’s individual objectives, budget and group size. It could be a 2-day incentive for 25 top sales people wanting to experience the very best of London life and excitement, or a business conference for 150 international delegates coming together for some serious work …. and a bit of play!  This role is working at the client and proposal end of the project, and once agreed you’ll pass the project over to the ops team.. Keeping up to date with and researching new venues and activities is a key part of the role too!

Key responsibilities include:

  • Taking client briefs for varied events, programmes and incentive trips (within the UK)
  • Organise site inspections with clients
  • Liaise and co-ordinate varied suppliers, accommodation, venues, transfers, activities, f&b
  • Pull together creative proposals and and present these to client with full budgets and itineraries
  • Keep your knowledge of UK events industry leading edge - update the database with new hotels, restaurants, cultural and incentive activities

THE CANDIDATE
You’ll be a French/English speaker, with at least 1 year’s experience working within events – with excellent co-ordination, research and communication skills.  You’ll need excellent IT skills, and have experience dealing with hotels, venues, transport and varied event suppliers. Alongside your solid events experience, absolutely key is your personality – the team are looking for someone positive, motivated, dynamic – who has bags of common sense, is highly organised, and has a passion for events.  Ideally, you’ll have good London/UK venue/event knowledge, and/or a passion for learning about new event places, spaces and things to do within London and the UK.  You’ll have a bright and proactive personality, in keeping with the ethos and spirit of this friendly and dynamic agency.  Great admin and numeracy are key, as for any event role!

Key requirements:

  • Fluent in both written and spoken French and English
  • At least 1 years work experience ideally within a DMC or events agency, or events/travel sector
  • Ideally good London/UK venue/event knowledge – and natural interest to develop this further
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and customer/client service focus – bright and proactive!
  • Strong event project co-ordination/logistics skills – numerate with good attention to detail
  • Bright and personable with passion and pride in contributing to the business

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small but very dynamic events company – and work on varied events for a range of exciting and well-known French clients!

If you’re a fluent French speaker, and your experience and passions match the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.