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Event Manager/Director - B2C Travel

Job Title: Event Manager/Director - B2C Travel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 25% Annual Commission
Reference: 58493_1493212686
Contact Name: Lauren Huddleston
Contact Email: lauren.huddleston@handle.co.uk
Job Published: April 26, 2017 14:18

Job Description

I am actively seeking an experienced Event Manager/Event Director for a leading B2C travel/cruise exhibition.

This position is open to both level of applicant.

My client are a leading consumer focused events company, they are an ambitious fast growing company, owning and running 25+ ongoing events. These events run across the UK and Ireland and attract over 400,000 visitors annually.

They are now expanding the team and looking for a strong and experienced Event Manager/Event Director to successfully manage the day to day running of the show, ensuring it meets its required revenue.

 

The responsibilities of the Event Manager/Event Director includes but is not limited to:

  • Create and manage the budget for the event
  • Account management of key sales and sponsorship clients
  • High level of face to face sales
  • Create sales and marketing plans
  • Reactively and proactively identifying potential opportunities
  • Develop the show through new content, organic growth and brand extension
  • Managing and developing the internal sales and marketing teams
  • Chair weekly team meetings
  • Produce weekly sales pipeline
  • Prepare and track project time lines and budgets to achieve objectives
  • Ensure suppliers are given a full brief
  • Ensure all appropriate H&S documentation, risk assessments are completed professional and maintained as appropriate
  • Sign off marketing plan with Marketing Manager
  • Agree attendee targets with Marketing Manager
  • Monitor the PR campaign
  • Attend competitor shows

Depending on the level of applicant the duties and responsibilities will vary slightly

The ideal candidate:

  • At least three years in similar position
  • Knowledge of the travel/cruise industry (desirable not essential)
  • Experience working on B2C events
  • Management and mentoring skills
  • Inspire and motivate a team
  • Effective communicator at all levels

Salary and benefits:

£38K-£45K (applicant dependant) + 25% annual bonus

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.