Head of Corporate Events

  • Forum Birmingham
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Jul 12, 2021
Part time Event management

Job Description

Head of Corporate Events – Part Time We are looking for a passionate, customer focussed individual with the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive, can do attitude. You will need excellent organisation and time management skills with an eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative. The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for the corporate, wedding and private events industry and have previous event sales/planning experience, i.e. in a venue or events company. Alternatively you will have a degree and demonstrate suitable transferable skills from previous employment roles. This is a brilliant opportunity to identify and implement creative sales strategies, and work closely with the Head of Events & Programming to ensure the most effective use of the commercial diary. You will be responsible for hitting sales targets, managing relationships with clients, suppliers and internal Form teams to the highest possible standards.Responsibilities will include 

  • Work with, and manage relationships with our collective of suppliers.
  • Manage the corporate events diary and ensure targets and occupancy levels are met 
  • Conduct site visits with clients 
  • Networking at multiple industry events
  • Building your own pipeline of clients & prospects
  • Building client relationships and managing accounts to drive repeat business organic growth from accounts
  • Helping to host bespoke hospitality events at the venue with sales team colleagues
  • Negotiating rates and contract
  • Entering prospect details/leads accurately on to the venue’s CRM and booking system

 Key requirements  

  • A minimum of 2 years experience within a venue or event agency 
  • Target driven
  • Client-focused
  • Commercially aware
  • Numerate, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and targets
  • Strong capability of multitasking multiple enquiries and confirmed events

 

Please apply with your CV, cover letter and relevant portfolio.