Event Manager

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Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£40k - £45k
Posted
18 Aug 2017
Closes
15 Sep 2017
Job Discipline
Other
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lifeplus is a highly successful company focussing on wellbeing and we have ambitious plans for our future. We manufacture exceptional nutritional supplements and personal care products - distributed by referral marketing by our enthusiastic customers throughout Europe and key regions across the globe. We’re passionate, privately run and genuinely live according to our philosophy - which is to help people feel good.

Our marketing team is growing and we need motivated and enthusiastic people to help us deliver inspiring events for our customers across Europe.

Lifeplus’ marketing team are based in the UK and are responsible for the development and creation of a significant series of high profile events throughout Europe. We are looking for a highly motivated team player with a marketing background and a proven track record in events management, having successfully delivered large scale and complex B2C events. You will be joining our existing event team and will need to hit the ground running to support the Senior Marketing Manager in preparing for our flagship 2018 ‘Spirit of Lifeplus’ in Stuttgart.

The role will include but is not limited to:

  •  Event Management and Development: Work closely with the International Marketing Director to ensure the timely and professional delivery of existing events; manage all aspects of the logistics of setting up and delivering events, including publicity, venues, invitations and attendance, material and audio-visual resources, refreshments and accommodation; contribute to the setting of budgets for specific events; evaluation of events including the collation and analysis of data; organise and manage a programme of workshops, stakeholder meetings and training events; act as the first point of contact for all enquiries relating to the events.

  • Manage the production event marketing collateral and communications working closely with marketing services teams

  • Work closely with the Customer Marketing and Communications Manger to ensure that event marketing communications are joined up and complementary

  • Work with key Lifeplus stakeholders in developing a marketing strategy for events and assist in its delivery; produce detailed marketing plans; assist in the production of marketing materials and distribute these to promote events; promote events to new and existing audiences, liaise with the marketing team.

  • Monitor and forecast an accurate marketing and event budget. Profile:

  • Marketing planning experience at strategic level including budgeting, projecting and accounting for ROI, preferably within a FMCG context.

  • Significant event planning and management experience, in house and working with agencies; including logistics and financial management along with proven experience of organising large and complex events with 1000+ participants and including post-event evaluation, producing reports encompassing financial expenditure and attendance records.

  • Brand Management experience, monitoring and maintaining the approved imagery and phrasing of corporate brand.

  • Creative flair for effective design of marketing materials.

  • Experience in working with creative agencies, pitching through to appointment and project management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence at all levels and able to work well with a wide range of people from different parts of the organisation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent computer skills and working experience of word processing and database packages, including MS Office.

  • Budgeting, planning, organisational and project management skills to pprioritise and manage workload to tight deadlines, with a minimum of supervision.

  • Flexibility to travel throughout Europe and to work varying hours including evening and weekend work.

    Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent, preferably in a communications related subject.

  • At least 2 years experience working in marketing/event and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of large scale event activities.

  •  Proven and demonstrable experience of managing and promoting events.

  • Second language: German would be an added advantage.

    Working Hours:

    Monday to Friday 37.5hrs per week (European travel will be required)

    The responsibilities and attributes listed above is indicative it is not exhaustive and is not designed to limit or inhibit the way we work or how the role develops. This is intended to be a fluid document and indicates how we currently see the role.

  • Please note: The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check.

  • Please advise us in advance if you have any special requirements if you are asked to attend an interview.