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Project Manager (Events)
Location: Leeds / London
At ICF Next, we change lives, strengthen communities, stretch minds and shape history. We’re devoted to finding better ways to innovate solutions for a healthier planet, improving the quality of life worldwide, driving business value, discovering answers for complex issues, and to learn and grow. What we do matters and that inspires us each and every day. We are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.
About the team
From communicating a new three-year strategy for BMW, to launching TSB as a challenger brand on the high street and engaging SAP’s C-suite clients with new technical innovations, we build long-lasting, collaborative client relationships, working across every major sector with iconic names to create unforgettable brand experiences.
The Project Manager reports to the Project Director and works in collaboration with other members of the Live Communications and Project Management teams, as well as with the wider business including Strategy, Content, Design, Digital, Exhibition and Film.
About the role
You’ll deliver and manage first class event-based projects (virtual, hybrid and in-person) on time and within budget to the ICF Next Brilliant Basics standard – this includes projects which are wholly owned and playing a role on a larger more complex project
You’ll feed briefs into the wider agency and lead the response, and, subject to the project, continue to lead and oversee the project during its lifecycle whilst working with some of the best creatives in the business
You’ll build strong relationships with stakeholders and manage projects across all live communication and audience types (B2B, B2C and employees) to the highest of standards
You’ll scope projects and map and monitor progress during the project lifecycle
You’ll collaborate with our inhouse specialist teams to deliver effective, high quality, strategic and creative solutions which exceed our clients’ expectations whilst working with some of the best creatives in the business
You’ll ensure that ICF Next’s industry-leading sustainability certifications run through the veins of all projects from the off
You’ll use strong stakeholder management with the ability to build and grow strong, effective client relationships, gain repeat business, develop new opportunities and increase the mix of work being delivered
You’ll effectively manage project budgets, achieving against specific targets on gross profit and fee recovery
You’ll evaluate problems objectively and provide effective solutions
You will need a minimum of 4 years' agency experience of delivering events and developing good client relationships as part of a wider team
You have solely produced, and worked as part of a larger team to produce, live communication events (virtual, hybrid and in-person) – including conferences, roadshows, experiential campaigns, product launches, and award ceremonies
You have proven experience successfully delivering different virtual and hybrid event types across multiple platforms
You have proven experience in briefing technical production and a strong understanding of Event H&S Management
You should have a good sense of what’s going on in the industry and be able to actively contribute in project brainstorms
You possess a digital mind-set and excitement on new technologies and development
You should have excellent writing skills and have the ability to write a great brief
You have superb interpersonal and relationship building skills and you are adept at influencing and negotiating with suppliers
You will need strong project management skills, commercial awareness, creativity and flexibility to manage several clients or projects at once
You are an ambitious and committed, self-motivated team player, with a passionate approach to work and the drive to achieve and exceed.
Ready to apply?
Interested candidates are invited to follow the link and submit a cover letter and a CV.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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