Global Senior Manager, Conference Finance Strategy

    • Darien, CT

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.

The Senior Manager for Global Conference Financial Strategy & Operations will support the Conference Production teams by managing processes and templates associated with budgeting and monthly expense forecasting for over 130+ conferences. The associate will also evaluate trends of Gartner conferences in order to better plan for future events and launch new conferences. A qualified candidate must be process driven, analytical, have the ability to multi-task and take pride in their work while being able to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, and collaborative environment.

- Management of monthly financial forecast, assessing P&L to maintain global profit margins while guiding team on maximizing conference financials. 
- Implementation of budget processes and templates for global team including annual budget creation, regular reporting and year-end closing of expense budget.
- Definition and guidance of strategic budget priorities, setting actions and timelines, coordinating internal meetings and acting as a point person for conference managers and planners.
- Creation of projection tools and analysis of key conference metrics to help grow and develop the conference portfolio.
- Presentation of accurate, consistent and actionable analysis and reports.

- Management of training sessions and creation of manuals to implement globally streamlined budgeting processes across multi-functional teams reaching over 120 peers.
- Cross-functional collaboration with multiple business units including Finance, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, and Research.
- Travel onsite approximately 10% to conferences

- 7 plus years of conference or event management experience, ideally large-scale production
- Proven budgeting and financial controls skills
- Project management experience
- Advanced Excel skills, comfortable in complex spreadsheets
- Negotiation skills
- Communications and public relations skills
- Bachelor’s Degree

This position will provide conference budget planning and analysis support to Conference Operations team. Excel testing will be required. Must be adept at advanced excel, pivot tables, sorting data, formula generation and error correction of basic formulas. The person must be detail oriented, analytical, critical thinker, and have the ability to identify outliers in reporting. The ideal candidate would have 4-7 years of conference experience. Attention to detail and ability to double check work prior to submitting is imperative as is excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Bachelor’s degree required. Hours 8:30-5 pm

Job Requisition ID:30755

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