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Event Operations

Senior Project Manager

Work Basis
Hybrid, Full-time


Application Period
Start: 31 May 2024
End: 28 June 2024

About the job

At Live Group, we take pride in creating environments that bring people together and moments where real engagement happens.  

As a Senior Project Manager, you will do much more than just lead our myriad projects over the line. You’ll be a central cog within our delivery team which makes our events so effective and so special.  Inquisitive, customer-centric with high attention to detail, personable, deadline driven with the ability to command a room. You’ll be that special blend of technically minded, socially-adept, highly organised with the ability to multi-task when working on several different projects across a variety of accounts. 

You’ll be joining a dedicated team who are passionate about events. Within this team you will be responsible for leading our large-scale projects end-to-end. 

Role & Responsibilities – Project Delivery 

  • End to end project management including client liaison, project planning, budget management, supplier management and management of internal resource 
  • Leading on a number of diverse and complex projects including conferences, incentive programmes, road shows, exhibitions, and summits 
  • Multi-currency budget creation, ownership, and reconciliation of up to £6M 
  • Management of project cashflow via our internal systems and securing client approvals, issuing purchase orders and invoices. 
  • Directing all team members responsible for contributing to the event delivery, ensuring the solution meets the client brief and objectives 
  • Collaborating with our Digital Team to ensure best use of product and delegate management standards are met 
  • Ensuring that all client projects meet operational excellence standards, ISO and profitability targets set by the business 
  • Managing supply chain partners to ensure the highest standards of service/product delivery at the best negotiated price 
  • Understanding and managing H&S obligations for project delivery 
  • Initiating new business, upselling opportunities, and identifying gaps in our delivery model. 
  • Contributing to the delivery response on new business proposals and pitches 
  • Being a role model and positive influence for the junior members of the department by demonstrating and promoting best practice and implementing process 
  • Leading company initiatives and tasks as required or requested by the Leadership Team.

Role & Responsibilities – Line Management 

  • Line managing a minimum of two junior employees, hosting weekly 1-2-1’s, approving credit cards and holiday requests 
  • Responsible for the success of your direct reports by supporting and guiding them through their projects and workloads 
  • Collaborating with Head of Project Operations to create clear development paths for your direct reports, building on the individual strengths and driving them forward to meet their objectives 
  • Contributing to project resource planning by monitoring your teams’ workloads and suggesting effective project delivery solutions.

About You

  • A strong track-record of Project Management and, specifically, experience in managing various projects and managing cumulative event budgets of all sizes including and in excess of £2M 
  • An interest and appreciation for event production and an understanding of the technical and creative elements of delivery 
  • Exceptional project management skills and a strong business acumen are essential as is attention to detail, the drive to deliver continuous improvement and a commitment to outstanding quality of delivery 
  • Excellent understanding of all event disciplines including delegate management, technical production, exhibition build, digital and video production, print production 
  • Proven financial acumen with the ability to manage third party suppliers, negotiate and grow project profitability 
  • Confident and familiar with building and managing delegate management systems and the understanding of digital products 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both internally and client facing 
  • Agile and adaptive with the resilience and stamina to sustain performance under pressure 
  • Independent worker with the ability to self-prioritise workload according to the business needs and excellent time management skills. 
  • Highly collaborative ability to build trust with colleagues, clients and suppliers and positively influence others 
  • Proven experience of working with CRM’s and/or Finance Tools such as Salesforce or Access 
  • Logical and technically savvy with the ability to pick up new systems and/or processes quickly 
  • Good level of computer literacy, particularly the Microsoft Package 
  • Ability to work on the here and now but have the oversight to plan ahead 
  • Excellent people management skills with proven ability in leading and motivating delivery teams 
  • Line Management experience and the ability to lead and develop a high performing team. 

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