EVENT MANAGER 

EVENT MANAGER

Do you feel that you could benefit from a working environment with carefully selected, highly capable, team members and a fast paced environment? Do you want to coordinate top tier events? 
 
Event Managers are responsible for coordinating, leading and overseeing all aspects of planning and executing up to 200+ company wide client events on an annual basis. Events include: conferences, golf tournaments and professional development events in Toronto, across Canada and Internationally.
 
The Event Manager should be enthusiastic, with fresh ideas and strong organizational and communication skills. Exceptional time management and attention to detail are required. You should also have a passion for event management and for delivering outstanding customer service.
 
Must be hard working with ability to meet project needs, manage multiple priorities and work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to perform all the responsibilities of an event coordinator and a senior planner (planning, and full management of events) 

  • Performance of all event planning/ management duties 

  • No supervision required 

  • Reports to Director, VP or President, depending if higher roles are filled 

  • Has supervisory duties of other coordinator(s) and/or senior planner(s) may have a team/team member working below them 

  • Ability to think strategically and recommend strategic direction for clients 

  • Sharing strategic directions amongst clients 

  • Ability to determine new business/ revenue ideas with existing clients 

  • Involvement in the annual budget creation process for their clients - drives this process and provides recommendations to the Board on meeting strategic and financial goals 

  • Responsible for looking for and presenting new opportunities to event director for clients, for their organizations 

  • Determines roles and responsibilities of their client teams, assigning responsibilities for each event they are managing 

  • Accountable for the event outcome and client satisfaction 

  • Accountable for team performance 

  • On-boarding of new clients and exit strategy of existing clients (if applicable) 

  • Abiding by our internal policies and procedures 

 

Demonstrated ability in (necessary, and to be acquired in this role):

  • Coaching skills (assess & diagnose performance and behaviour issues) 

  • Ability to effectively address performance and behaviour issues 

  • Superior listening skills (adherence to 10 principles of listening) 

  • Delivering feedback in a consistent and ongoing manner 

  • Having difficult conversations (“critical conversations”) 

  • Hiring (interviewing, onboarding, training, assessment on culture and job fit) 

  • Performance management and performance differentiation 

  • Performance assessments 

  • Performance of Annual reviews/ Career Conversations 

  • Goal setting with individuals and team 

  • Transferring accountability & holding people accountable 

  • An understanding and demonstrating the difference between managing and leading 

Demonstrated ability in (necessary, and to be acquired in this role):

  • 6+ years’ experience in the event industry or in a similar role 

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