Events Operations Executive
Salary: 18 - 20k per annum, DOE
Location: Chester, CH4 9QE
Job Type: Full time, temp to perm for right candidate
Start Date: 19th November 2018
We are looking for an Event Operations Executive to join the Events department based in Cheshire, England. You will work across the Event Group portfolio and on any new products brought into the department by acquisition or new launches. Primarily your function will be to support the Event Team to coordinate & deliver well organised, must attend, cost effective trade shows, conferences with a specific focus on our two annual awards ceremonies. We are looking for an individual who can hit the ground running in the short lead up to the first awards with the next one fast on its heels.
Although it would be advantageous for candidates to have a minimum of 2 years experience in an operations role within the exhibition environment, we will consider candidates who can prove they have strong intellectual capabilities and take real pride in their work.
You will be joining a brand with the utmost integrity – it will demand excellence and diligence at every stage of the operations process.
We pride ourselves on the quality and reputation of our products and expect you to understand the responsibility of this position and to be happy to work under minimal supervision at times.
This is not a role for a faint-hearted clock-watcher! Tenacious “go get things done” characters only need apply.
Providing daily information on new orders for exhibition space and keeping corresponding information and revenue spreadsheets up to date
Ensure accounts receive all relevant information for invoicing purposes.
Updating and maintaining online exhibitor manuals.
Updating and maintaining all Event Floor plans
Assisting in the processing & confirmation of exhibitor information and to monitor exhibitor response to ensure all necessary information is received
Assisting in preparation and distribution of exhibitor promotions and collateral such as show guides, VIP tickets, access passes, welcome packs etc.
Work with Marketing & Event Sales team to deliver on any sponsorship fulfilment
To assist in the communication procedure with contractors on a regular basis during the build-up period to an exhibition.
Responding quickly to requests from delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors pre-event and on-site.
Strong and effective customer service to exhibitors, in-house teams and sponsors
Co-ordination of event Exhibitors Day / Exhibitor Masterclass
Co-ordinating the tendering process for suppliers/contractors for each event, collecting and comparing all costs/information ready for a management decision to be made
Co-ordinate any event social functions (source venue, negotiate, entertainment, F&B, etc)
Post show evaluation and survey development
Consideration of health, safety and environmental issues and decisions
Impeccable organisation across multiple complex projects.
Excellent time management skills
Excellent time management
Positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
Creative mind set and able to bring new ideas to the table or to initiate better practice on areas of the team.
Ability to filter information and assess priorities effectively.
Attention to detail and deadlines is essential.
Commercially aware and customer focused
Strong work ethic, positive attitude and desire to measurably impact results.
Excellent written and verbal communications/presentation/reporting skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels
Team player with ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Demonstrable experience of working under pressure, within changing priorities & deadlines and to be flexible as part of a small team.
Education: Degree level or equivalent in Business or Marketing an advantage.
IT skills - Word, Excel, Web Research, Database Packages.
Travel: Overnight travel in UK and overseas will be occasionally expected in this role.
How to apply:
If you like the sound of us, and think we’ll like the sound of you and would like to be considered for this role please email your CV and covering letter explaining your interest in working for Rapid News Group to firstname.lastname@example.org - www.rapidnews.com