Events Manager

  • GoCardless
  • London, UK
  • Apr 17, 2019
Full time Management Marketing

Job Description

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic, confident and highly motivated Events Manager to join the Marketing team. You will be responsible for the events strategy for GoCardless, as well as planning and implementation of GoCardless events programme, ensuring it is in line with the firm's strategic priorities and demonstrates maximum return on investment.

You will be a creative thinker and have the ability to keep calm in a busy environment. Your professionalism will be key to every aspect of the role and you will possess exceptional time management, multi-tasking, interpersonal skills. The ideal applicant will be an effective communicator, be flexible, and have a "hands on" approach.

You will take ownership of a combination of attended and organised events; acting as the project owner from taking the initial brief, agreeing objectives and preparing a cost estimate, through to implementation and measuring ROI, delivering several events simultaneously, on time, to budget and with a focus on results.

You will also be required to build strong working relationships. This will include building visibility internally and becoming a key point of contact for events, and also maintaining a network of core, quality external suppliers. You will have the opportunity to work across a range of external and internal events including, but not limited to, in-house seminars and conferences, off-site private dinners and exhibitions.


What we're looking for

  • Confident communication skills and the ability to establish productive relationships with people at all levels.
  • Professional, enthusiastic, self-motivated problem solver.
  • Excellent project management, time management and organisation skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain trusted relationships with key business stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage budgets - keep budget trackers on every event and update overall budget tracker. Ensure value for money at all times when obtaining quotes for any supplies or services.
  • Write and manage briefs for our in-house studio ensuring the design team are clear on the objectives, deadlines are met and output is always of the highest quality.
  • Measure and learn to deliver actionable MI and reporting to demonstrate the value of events to the business and use learning’s to refine and improve future events.
  • Excellent attention to detail is imperative
  • Competent events professional with minimum 3-4 years events experience with the ability to manage events from conception to completion.
  • Proven ability to manage events, multi-task and manage senior stakeholders to ensure work is delivered on time and within pre-agreed budgets.