Awards Operations Manager
- Salary £35,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
- Global market leading b2b media events business seeks an experienced Awards Operations Manager to work across a number of flagship international award ceremonies. The Operations Manager will be an events manager who can manage end-to-end delivery of their allocated events. They will assist the Senior Awards Operations Manager in overseeing and executing a leading Awards portfolio.
Awards Operations Manager
£35,000 -£38,000 + Bonus
Fully Remote working option available
Global market leading b2b media events business seeks an experienced Awards Operations Manager to work across a number of flagship international award ceremonies.
The Operations Manager will be an events manager who can manage end-to-end delivery of their allocated events. They will assist the Senior Awards Operations Manager in overseeing and executing a leading Awards portfolio.
Key Role Responsibilities:
- Overseeing awards event delivery – both physical and virtual with end to end accountability for operational management of all events including customer journeys and improving onsite experience
- Maximising the profitability, sustainability and quality of each event through effective procurement
- Project managing events and control costs to deliver within budget
- Managing end-to-end delivery of events each year of varying size, format and complexity across a range of geographies
- Assist with venue selection, negotiating contracts and date choices
- Responsible for risk and compliance at events – ensure security plans are adhered to and that each event has a full risk assessment (including risks to consider around the return to live events)
- Manage events onsite including management of onsite staff
- Arrange trophy ordering, rehearsals and table plans for physical awards dinners
- Manage ad-hoc projects, both departmental or event related as directed by the Director, Sales Operations and Senior Awards Operations Manager
- Assist with virtual platform choice and build – procure suitable virtual platforms and apps and act as lead contact for platform supplier in compliance with company preferred supplier list
- Experience of managing b2b events, and creating / understanding business processes
- Experience of working on awards in a corporate environment
- An understanding of the business development landscape of customers
- Strong negotiation and contracting skills with venues and suppliers
- Experience in risk policies affecting international events such as VAT, modern slavery, anti-bribery, trade sanctions, data protections, security and compliance as well as the event risk management & awareness framework
- Proactive and takes initiative by being able to identify problems, research and evaluate options creatively and innovatively
- Self-motivator and team player
- Confident decision-making, thought leadership and a focus on finding solutions and achieving results by taking accountability and ownership of decisions made
- 25-30 Days annual leave
- Fully remote working offered
- Early finish on a Friday
- Laptop and other office equipment provided
- Excellent pension and private healthcare options
- Numerous other company benefits
Lipton Media is a dynamic, proactive and progressive media recruitment agency solely dedicated to the media industry. We are leaders across media sales and creative opportunities.
We cover: media, digital media, print, exhibition, event, conference, outdoor and radio sales, in addition to marketing, conference production and editorial jobs.
Our clients range from small start-up companies to FTSE 100 and 250 businesses. We work with people at every stage of their career from undergraduates looking for their first entry point into sales to senior managers and directors looking for their next move.