Head of Events - APAC

Division: Events

Job type: Permanent

Location: Sydney

Closing date: 19/02/2020

Salary: DOE

Reference: SYD_EV_SR_05-02-2020

Position description

TAG’s events division provides an end-to-end service managing events for domestic, regional and international clients. The team aims to deliver innovative, creative and excellent services to all stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have at extensive event agency experience with a track record of managing staff, a detailed knowledge of leading large international events and a proven ability to pitch and manage the procurement process. 

Dedicated, proactive and passionate, you are a team player who can develop client relationships, win business and lead on complex projects, combined with providing exceptionally high levels of customer service, a keen attention to detail and ability to lead by example. 

This is a senior position to work with TAG’s other divisional managers to grow TAG Australia.  Showing professionalism and promoting positive working relationships with all internal stakeholders across the Group. 

Duties & responsibilities

  • Line management of the events team in Sydney
  • Day to day event operations management from proposals and pitches to event delivery to ensure consistent high standards and compliance
  • Lead on closing and delivering new and existing business   
  • Manage the team’s largest events, demonstrating operational excellence and leading by example
  • Creating and managing a positive, well-motivated team that work closely together and support each other
  • To train and mentor the event staff to ensure all relevant staff can write proposals, pitch for business, manage budgets, lead or support complex projects and deliver events within the level of their role
  • Implement event operations processes, identifying new opportunities for improvement
  • Develop best practice client retention and maximisation of profit across all projects/accounts
  • Work with the other APAC Managers to set operational and team direction of TAG-Australia

Knowledge & skills

  • Knowledge of successfully winning and delivering new business with commercial awareness 
  • Strong team/staff management skills providing continual mentoring and motivation
  • Proven negotiation, influencing and management skills 
  • Complex project management skills delivering large and logistically complicated events
  • Ability to communicate and consult effectively with clients 
  • An honest, consistent and integral team player with a good sense of humour, tenacity, drive and energy
  • Analytical, disciplined and articulate.
  • Confident, robust and mature persona with a natural instinct to nurture and develop a team

TAG

TAG is an award-winning global, independent travel and event management company with five specialist business units – Corporate, Touring, Events, Private Travel & Film and Media.

Our experienced teams are dedicated to clients around the clock from offices in London, Manchester, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, New York, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

For more than 30 years the company has been devoted to servicing travel and event demands of global organisations and the bespoke travel requirements of exclusive clientele, with a focus on providing an exceptional service to the business.

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