Senior Event Director- Corporate Events

Senior Event Director- Corporate Events 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Responsibility for delivery of Corporate Events and specials projects as required
• Responsibility for developing and delivering a first class Winners Circle/Club 300 attendee experience
• Responsibility for the Winners Circle/Club 300 onsite experience: Including but not limited to Group Event Production (Welcome Reception, Kick Off, Theme Party, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony), Top Achiever Lunch, Circle Lounge, Circle Club
• Work closely with the Managing Vice President, Corporate Events to build an exceptional team both internal and external to Gartner to deliver the programs
• Lead, motivate, communicate and ensure effective collaboration across the pre-event and onsite teams
• Selection and management of external suppliers/freelancers including negotiation of contracts and SOW’s beneficial to Gartner
• Build effective relationships with wide range of external partners ensuring clear comprehension of Gartner priorities
• Effective project management including ownership and adherence to timelines and templates and accurately track and evaluate results on overall project goals
• Effective Financial Management through appropriate allocation of expense, negotiation of costs and accurate forecasting.
• Solution orientated, creative approach to complex and time sensitive challenges
• Continuous improvement through effective feedback collection and evaluation

Expected Results:

• Exceptional attendee experience with high satisfaction scores
• Flawless execution
• Effective budget management and achievement of financial objectives
• Engagement and effective management of all partners
• Exceptional operational efficiency
• Strong, motivated, high achieving team

Key Contacts:

Internal Contacts:
• Operating Committee, Sales Leadership, Finance, STG

External Contacts:
• Third Party Agencies, Freelancers, Venues, Registration team   #L1-LM2

Job Requirements:
Professional Experience:

• 8+ Years Event Operations Experience
• Proven Budget Management Abilities
• Proven Project Management Experience
• Contract Negotiation and Supplier Management

Key Competencies/ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Strong Leadership Skills, ability to communicate, collaborate and motivate
• Strong Organizational Skills, competent Project Manager
• Client focused/ Customer Service Skills
• High sense of urgency, ability to work at a fast pace and be decisive
• Solution oriented
• Strong Financial Management Skills
• Strong Oral & Written Communication Skills
• Fully competent in Microsoft office, especially Excel & PowerPoint #L1-LM2

Job ID 00020165

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