We’re Hiring: Events Executive

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Role Title: Events Executive

Reports To: Head of Events

Employer: MCE Public Relations, Belfast

Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Contract Term: Full Time

 

Due to the continued expansion of MCE’s Event Management Department, we are recruiting for a full time events executive.  The successful candidate will manage a range of existing events projects and will be responsible for driving the future growth of MCE’s events business, managing a varied portfolio of projects from awards ceremonies to product launches, consumer events, experiential activity and media events.

 

The Role:

To take responsibility for the successful and profitable operation of client event projects.

To ensure the proper management, retention and development of client relationships with particular focus on the following:

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work to/with Head of Events on a day-to-day basis ensuring tasks are completed on schedule
  • Ensure Head of Events is up to date on all completed and required actions via briefing
  • Must be able to handle the management of clients and contracts which come under your remit
  • Take responsibility for the planning, logistics and management of allocated projects
  • Forecast, manage and control project budgets
  • Comply with the general office working procedures during the preparation of events
  • Organise and undertake site visits for the pre-planning exercises for events
  • Liaise with and manage all suppliers, venues, sponsors and other contributors effectively
  • Ensure that all relevant H&S documentation, risk assessments and method statements are completed and maintained competently throughout event process
  • Identify and capitalise on new business leads generated by event management
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers to gain best deal for MCE and clients
  • Manage the delivery of the events on-site, ensuring that the highest standards of professionalism are maintained throughout
  • Maintain client confidence and satisfaction through your work for the longevity of valued relationships and MCE Events team reputation
  • Take responsibility for all the invoicing and post-event correspondence including reconciliation and full financial management
  • As part of the MCE team, build and develop professional and appropriate personal relationships with clients
  • Must seek to grow MCE Events client base and workload through networking activities
  • Identify relevant opportunities or new business using relevant websites and forums for events tenders
  • Develop a network of professional relationships which will benefit MCE Events team
  • Update and maintain client information on internal server in an accurate and timely manner
  • Take an active part in team meetings and other important internal/external meetings
  • Be a positive influence within the MCE offices and contribute to the existing office culture and team ethos

 

Key Skills:

  • A minimum of three years’ proven experience in related event management roles
  • A proven ability to manage and control large and logistically complicated events and their budgets
  • A broad understanding of all major social media platforms and an ability to use as required in advance of, during and after events
  • Experience in writing post-event evaluations, blog posts and website articles
  • Ability to lead in the delivery of a social media strategy for MCE Events
  • Ability to communicate and consult effectively with clients at a senior level
  • Excellent logistic, financial and negotiation skills
  • IT literate (Microsoft and project management software packages)
  • Must be an honest, hard-working team player with a good sense of humour
  • Must exhibit tenacity, drive and energy in achieving objectives
  • Willingness to actively grow your current skillset
  • Confidence to establish new relationships and win new business through networking
  • Analytical, disciplined and articulate in delivery or oral and written presentation
  • Confident, personable and mature persona

 

At MCE we care about and invest in our people. We work hard to deliver great work for our clients, many of whom are leaders in their sectors. Successful applicant will become part of a dynamic, industry-leading team with massive ambition to expand and improve across the board.

 

To apply, send your CV with an accompanying cover letter to Ines@mcepublicrelations.com by 12pm on Friday 12 October. 

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