Project Manager/Project Director
Our client is a top events agency based in the West Midlands. They are looking for an experienced Project Manager or Director with strong operational skills to join an expanding accounts team. You will be working with key clients across a variety of events and will be comfortable dealing with large scale and large budget events. Ideally you will be used to working in an agency environment juggling a variety of projects and clients at any one time.
Key Responsibilities of the Project Director:
Project Management – working either together with the Account team or independently to deliver client projects taking ownership of client communication, delivering all production elements required and budget as necessary. Will oversee and manage own projects as and when required Including large scale and high budget events. Taking on or overseeing others in briefing internal departments, supplier liaison, content delivery, technical, logistics and delegate management and ensuring all paperwork completed to ISO9001 standards. Involvement in inspiring creativity and emotional engagement as required, organising and facilitating creative meetings.
Financial Management – Working alongside and in agreement with the client account team, full control of all project budgets or elements of projects working to agreed margin targets. Timely reporting and reconciliation. Managing payment terms and invoicing to ensure all jobs are cash positive.
ISO 9001 – assisting Operations Director with training new starters as necessary and ensuring all account teams are adhering to the relevant processes and procedures.
New Business – assisting account team with proposals and pitches as necessary.
CRM – responsible for keeping CRM up to date with supplier contacts, supplier grading and updating notes etc.
Health & Safety – Ensure that all projects have adequate Health & Safety cover. All Risk Assessments and Method Statements to be completed.
Supplier Management & Audits – Taking ownership of supplier relationships and ensure the best service and price is provided.
Skills of the Project Director
· Organisational skills and attention to detail
· Good stress management
· Autonomous – taking ownership and responsibility
· Flexible – ability to adapt in the moment
· Creative and dynamic – think outside the box, challenge the norm
· Ability to work in a team
· Ability to see projects through
· Computer literate
Requirements of the Project Director
· Extensive event production experience preferable, ideally in an agency environment
· Large budget event experience - including international preferable
· Line management experience essential
· Experience of video production essential
This role would also suit:
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