Project Director - Contract

Location Dubai
Job type: Contract
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 AED
Contact name: Mylene Manalo

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Job ref: 32664
Published: 2 months ago

Our client, an events company, is looking to take on board a Project Director to join their team.

The Project Director is responsible for the management, delivery and profitability of allocated projects. This responsibility extends to all aspects of the event including content, programming, resource management, commercial performance, meeting internal and external KPIs and leading the project team.

The Job:

  • Lead the full life-cycle of a project, from pitch through to delivery and post-event wrap-up.

  • Manage and liaise with all internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Be the main point of contact for our clients and partners to manage communication flow throughout a project.

  • Attend internal and external meetings to present and discuss project status and progress.

  • Create, update and share the project plan and status reports on a regular basis.

  • Set appropriate project KPIs, and ensure that those KPIs are met.

  • Integrate sponsorship and marketing opportunities into the project, maximizing ROI for the client, company and sponsors and ensuring all deliverables are achieved per the project timeline.

  • Own the overall project budget, ensuring it is regularly updated and accurately reflects budgeted and actual costs and revenues to track commercial performance.

  • Comfortable managing commercial aspects of a project, understanding different cost and revenue streams, how to balance them, and how to deliver a positive P&L.

  • A skilled communicator, able to consult with internal and external stakeholders to agreed actions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.

  • Knowledgeable about event production, content, operations and logistics.

Personal Attributes:

  • 10+ year’s event management experience in delivering large scale events.

  • Previous experience working in the Middle East.

  • A valid driving license.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.