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Senior Event Planner

Egham, United Kingdom
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner Conferences a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you'll be a part of a team that serves more than 75,000 business and technology leaders at 75+ global conferences each year. You’ll work with curious, motivated people, have unlimited growth opportunities, and learn about the latest in technology and business. Our Conferences team is growing in double digits and is positioned to exceed that growth in 2019 and beyond. If you enjoy challenging yourself, connecting with people and pushing the limits of your career, Gartner is the place for you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand, action and deliver logistically on Gartner’s Member Experience needs, driving member and prospect attendance and retention across all conferences
  • Be able to clearly understand and translate the needs of the audience to create unrivalled ‘white glove’ onsite experiences and programs.
  • Responsible for room setup management & capacity planning
  • Coordination of Food & Beverage, AV and branding deliverables
  • Management of hotel room block – perform regular audits and track pick up based on projected attendance
  • Coordination of client networking receptions and gala dinners – deliver creative ideas that are going to ‘wow’ our clients and make a memorable experience
  • Understand and deliver against conference production and product team objectives
  • Build collaborative partnerships with cross-functional team
  • Partner with a global Member Experience Team on continuous improvements to our deliverables
  • Constantly evaluate the experience, feedback and results and implement changes accordingly.
  • Achieve budget goals while creating optimal conference member experiences, through effective negotiations and close monitoring of expenses
  • Coordinate external speaker logistics
  • Be a key member of the global conference operations team – communicate with and build effective relationships with peers in all regions, take and share best practices and continuously raise the level of our conferences
  • Manage equipment inventory, storage and shipment of materials to and from events
  • Travel required

Expected Results:

  • Flawless operational management and execution of member driven conferences and experiences 
  • Achieves or exceed financial targets
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration across conference team, conference partners and key stakeholders
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders to effectively translate and understand the needs of the member experience across a range of Gartner product
  • Successful translation and execution of business conference strategy to support client retention

Key Contacts:
  • Conference Production logistics leadership and global counterparts
  • Gartner business unit partners
  • Third party vendors

Education:

  • Degree with focus on events and/or marketing preferred/Tertiary education

Experience requirements:

  • 4+ years of conference management experience 
  • End-to-end Conference/VIP Experience management
  • Experience of working in a complex multi layered corporate environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Financial Management 

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Confident and collaborative mindset
  • Passionate, Energetic & Enthusiastic 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High sense of urgency and prioritization 
  • Client focused - superior customer service and relationship skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multitask across global teams
  • Strong Executive presence
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative and innovative
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fully competent in Microsoft office

Job Requisition ID:44034

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