Senior Conferences Planner

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.

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world ’ s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. 

Gartner Conferences feature the world's most exclusive gatherings of senior IT and business strategists and attract more than 50,000 executives, 7,000 CIOs and 1,100 industry-leading technology providers. As the leading provider of events for IT professionals, we produce an annual slate of over 75 conferences with Sales Leadership, Program Management, and Attendee Marketing teams throughout the US, EMEA, Latin America and APAC

Location – Egham/ Staines (Gartner UK head office)

Job Description

•Assist manager with planning and delivery of on-site program 

•Work with manager on cost negotiations, proposals, contracting and terms and conditions for suppliers

•Track, forecast and reconcile personally owned areas of event budgets 

•Source temporary staff for events and manage communication, training and on-site schedule

•Manage the sourcing, cost negotiation and ordering of all fulfilment items

•Manage equipment inventory, storage and shipment of materials to and from events

•Plan and manage all on site event signage

•Assisting in leading key event partners to the delivery aspects of the events

•Co-ordinate travel and accommodation arrangements for attendees and event team

•Co-ordinate external speaker logistics

•Analyst liaison/point person 

•Update intranet resource for associates

•Evaluate the event experience we offer and act on feedback

•Assist manager with strategic planning and process development  #LI-AK1

Job Requirements

•Bachelors degree with focus on events, desirable

3-5 years of event experience 

•Budget management experience

•Project management experience

•Supplier & contract management with negotiation experience

•Client relationship experience

•Financial Management Skills

•Strong client focused / customer service skills

•Competent in Microsoft office, especially Excel

•Strong oral & written communication skills

•Solution oriented

•High sense of urgency

•Collaborative

•Flexible

•Decisive  

Job Requisition ID:33659

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