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Events Manager

Job Title: Events Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91519
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 27, 2013 08:01

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has a risen for an Events Manager in this rapidly expanding and innovative multinational events business based in Dubai. The ideal candidate will have existing relationships in the Events sector within the GCC region. Major Responsibilities: * Pre-event and onsite communication with delegates * Air and ground travel arrangements * Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations * Work closely with internal and external event planning committees and client groups to define event goals, objective and specific implementation plans that promote the organisation's brand * Identify all aspects of event risk assessment and crisis management planning strategies, including security for the event * Ensure speakers are briefed and prepared to provide effective presentations and materials * Work with communications staff to ensure that events receive optimal media coverage * Work closely with organisation's communications staff on sponsorship arrangements and identify potential revenue streams for all major events * Oversee procurement, purchasing and client service needs with regard to catering, audiovisual, security and rental needs for events * Conduct post-event debriefing sessions * Develop event reports and distribute as required to sponsors, participants and others Person Specification: * 5 years' experience in Event Management or a related field * Proven negotiating skills with hotels, entertainers and other event vendors * Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that results in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communication when dealing with other organisations * Excellent organisation, planning and project management skills * Proven ability to take direction and input and to develop effective and engaging branded events that will achieve the organisations goals * Ability to influence and coordinate the efforts of other team members in support of events * Solid business acumen, management and problem-solving skills * Excellent command in the English language, written and spoken. (Arabic language skills desirable) We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.