Event Executive - FTC 6-12 Months
About The Team
Event Management sits within the Market Activation capability in the SMT framework, and is responsible for creating client experiences that deliver value and differentiate PwC, through innovative and brand defining events. The role provides an opportunity to work across all lines of service and industries as well as to collaborate with a range of staff, so increasing the successful candidate’s profile.
About The Role
SMT is a centralised support function and covers all aspects of professional services marketing, sales support and business development. The prime area of focus for the function is to support the development and implementation of the firm’s marketing strategy and in particular to deliver:
Enhanced relationships and networks
A distinctive brand
Co-ordinate seminars and events within agreed schedules and agreed budgets.
Advise internal clients on events best practice, including provision of full costings, venue and format options and project management schedules.
Manage and build effective relationships with external suppliers and research suitability of current and new venues, including negotiating cost-effective/discounted rates.
Co-ordinate all elements of the event. This includes sourcing and briefing venues, audio-visual services, other event services suppliers and speakers; ensuring all relevant contractual processes have been carried out; managing invitation mailings and delegate responses, co-ordinating hosting arrangements; organising event collateral; on-site management.
Ensure that clear objectives are agreed for each event with the event sponsor. This will involve gaining an understanding of the campaigns you work on and the strategic positioning of the events within the wider marketing mix for each campaign.
Ensure the effective targeting of events in liaison with the event sponsor, marketing and sales staff.
Ensure effective internal communication and the briefing/supervision of all internal staff before and on the day of each event.
Ensure effective external communication.
Analyse post-event feedback and report back to internal clients, including the follow up and analysis of any return from potential leads.
Assisting in the organisation and co-ordination of other national events as and when required which may require travel and overnight stay.
Providing back up to other team members including the Corporate Merchandise Programme Executive.
Develop and build relationships with key internal client groups and representing Event Management with those client groups.
Input to team wide work streams focusing on team operational initiatives.
Essential Skills and Experience
The following skills are required for this role:
It is likely the successful candidate will have come from a professional services or business to business background, with proven events organising experience with overall responsibility for running both large and medium scale events. Minimum 2 years events experience.
The ability to plan, manage projects and prioritise conflicting deadlines and to deal effectively with changing requirements.
A self-starter with proven ability to plan and manage projects with minimal supervision.
An understanding of general marketing and business development principles.
Excellent influencing and negotiating skills to be able to challenge internal clients on best practice.
Demonstrate the ability to build relationships with clients and suppliers.
Show a passion for client service.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills will be required in order to develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships with key clients.
Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workload and handle several tasks at once within given deadlines.
Sound, confident judgement and proven problem solving skills.
Strong numeracy skills and proven ability to manage budgets, identify savings and provide value for money.
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) including an understanding of data management and delegate registration processes.
Strong attention to detail.
Who We’re Looking For
The Event Management Team provides professional event management advice, planning and support for PwC’s client events (both ad hoc and regular programmes) and large scale Board level internal events. The role will primarily be responsible for planning and delivering a range of events, including client facing marketing conferences, seminars, breakfast meetings and dinners that support the Firm’s clients and markets strategy. The role includes liaison with both internal and external clients to ensure that events are run appropriate to the objectives set and in line with the requirements of marketing leadership. The post holder is also expected to provide cover for other team members, including supporting the Corporate Merchandise programme executive.
The role is London based, with the need to be on site at events – including internal office locations and external venues. Some travel may be involved as well as irregular hours (early morning, late evening working and occasionally at weekends).
Desirable skills sought for the role:
Knowledge of the firm’s markets and clients strategy