Event Director

Location Dubai
Discipline: Sales, Marketing, Operations
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 30000 to 40000
Contact name: Carlota Adsuara

Contact email: talent@esmosrecruitment.com
Job ref: 32511
Published: about 2 months ago

The Event Director will be responsible for writing the overall event plan and once agreed with senior management its implementation. This includes the day-to-day project management of the multi-functional team and the successful operational and profitable delivery the event.

The Job:

  • Maintain regular contact and visit existing and potential clients to ensure current and new business is developed along with monitoring competitor activity to identify new strategies for the event.
  • Seek out, evaluate and develop new business opportunities through organic growth/new product development to maximize revenues and establish / maintain relationships with partners.
  • Responsible for converting strategic objectives into tactical plans, and leading the execution of these across sales, marketing, content and operations.
  • Work closely with the commercial director for the commercial management and development of the event to deliver agreed new business and renewal revenue targets within time and cost constraints.
  • Support the Portfolio Director to manage and deliver the event P&L.
  • Monitor sales performance and track in comparison to forecasts.
  • Oversee the development of the marketing strategy & work with the Senior Marketing Manager to improve the overall visitor experience to the event.
  • Oversee the operational preparations for the event and ensure that these are delivered to a high standard

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • P&L experience mandatory
  • Develop sponsorship and branding opportunities within your product location and develop cross product opportunities.
  • Ensure the database is managed to maximize its effectiveness and achieve Sales and Sponsorship targets. Appoint and manage Agent network.
  • To provide Agent support and information on any new developments, sales tools, marketing opportunities, trend along with achieving new business and ensuring customer retention rates are achieved.
  • Communicate business direction to team members through communication channels and manage and develop key stakeholder relationships.
  • Monitor ongoing performance against budget through monthly review of revenue and costs using the budget tracker.
  • Establish monthly forecasting process to determine likely show result in budget tracker. • Oversee the development of the marketing strategy and marketing objectives for the event(s).

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • 5-7 years’ experience within Events with 2-3 years project management experience
  • 3-5 years People Management experience
  • Full budget control and forecasting experience