Events Manager – 6 Month Contract

Events Manager – 6 Month Contract

Job Title: Events Manager – 6 Month Contract 

Job Location: London office or Remote 

Job Category: Marketing

Northstar Travel Group is looking for an experienced event operations professional to manage the end-to end delivery of two large scale exhibitions taking place in June 2022. This is a six-month temporary position

The post holder must have:

  • Experience delivering B-to-B exhibitions and conferences
  • Valid IOSH certification
  • Experience working at exhibition and international convention centres, ideally Excel London
  • Experience developing and maintaining exhibition floor plans.
  • Experience of delivering successful virtual events
  • Ability to manage event timelines and deliverables
  • Line management experience


Key Accountabilities: 

  • To work with the Event Director and key stakeholders to understand the needs of the events, it’s visitor and exhibitor profile, and to deliver an exceptional product based on these needs
  • To outline costings, ensuring these are adhered to throughout the show cycle: managing operations budgets to ensure year-round accurate reporting, capturing changes as required by event development, and compiling regular budget updates for the Event Director
  • To advise Event Director on any operational issues, presenting solutions where possible, to ensure the smooth running of the events
  • To take real ownership of each event and meticulously plan to ensure all elements are organised on time and within budget, collaborating with the wider show team
  • To establish operational procedures and implement/adapt systems to support overall show and conference planning, including creation of production schedules and overseeing exhibitor manual content, production, and platform
  • To review and update procedures where necessary to ensure events are organised efficiently and effectively
  • To have an excellent understanding of current health and safety regulations to create and maintain a safety policy to which all stakeholders should adhere, contracting external expertise as necessary
  • To oversee floor plan management to maximise yield and facilitate effective visitor flow, to oversee consolidation where required and to ensure accurate and regular reporting of gross/ net figures, in line with venue licenses / budgets
  • To advise Event Director on any planned launch events, drawing floorplans, mapping resource, viewing venues, and presenting costings to enable a sound decision on feasibility
  • To successfully interpret marketing collateral and to understand the visitor profile of an event to enable successful delivery of visitor attractions and signage
  • To deliver sponsor areas based on their specifications, balancing show budget and sponsor requirements
  • To manage events onsite to oversee operational delivery
  • To organise staffing of events both through internal and external resource (security, hosting, safety management) to ensure the event runs smoothly and is sufficiently resourced
  • As appropriate, to assist with supplier appointment and negotiation to ensure best value in procuring services
  • To manage supplier relationships, communicating show dates and details to contractors and stakeholders to ensure services are supplied in a timely and appropriate manner, and to ensure contracted suppliers adhere to the terms of their SLAs
  • To approve invoices, ensuring suppliers are paid in accordance with their terms and conditions
  • To plan the resource on each event to ensure that it can be organised on time, determining and upholding deadlines throughout the show cycle
  • To ensure operations team members are working to their schedules leading to timely organisation of key elements
  • Staff housekeeping (managing & tracking holidays and lieu time, and discipline)
  • As appropriate, to deputise for the operations team in their absence to ensure continuity of service


Behaviours and Knowledge: 

  • To display effective people and stakeholder management skills and to be confident in communicating on all levels, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in exhibition operations, demonstrating an understanding of the key considerations, priorities and challenges associated with delivering a successful event
  • Negotiation/influencing skills, which maximise opportunities through supplier contracts/rates
  • Demonstrate prioritisation and time management skills, through delivery of multiple activities and events, whilst managing conflicting deadlines
  • Financial acumen and budgeting skills
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure financial accuracy in reporting costs and seamless operational delivery of events
  • Effective resource planning to enable adequate staffing levels on events
  • Excellent motivator, manager, and leader
  • Pro-active in managing workload and that of others
  • To be a team player, whilst able to manage workload autonomously
  • Keen interest in Health and Safety, with training to IOSH level or higher


About Northstar 

Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports meetings, incentives, and travel technology.

Brands Include M&IT Magazine, BTN Europe, Business Travel Show Europe, The Meetings Show and Travel Technology Show. 

Please send your cover letter with compensation requirements and your resume to [email protected]. We offer a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and a dynamic and exciting culture. 


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