Events Manager - Cape Town

To support business strategy by delivering events that enable networking opportunities that result in acquisition and retention of clients while building and maintaining a strong brand

Support the formulation of marketing strategy and the annual marketing plan and manage and effect the implementation of the marketing plan with the objective of influencing targeted consumers or businesses to choose Nedbanks products and services and to achieve specific measurable business and marketing objectives.

Key Duties:

Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in the company culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.)

Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy (e.g. Green Strategy)

Seek opportunities to improve business processes and systems by identifying and recommending effective ways to operate and adding value to the company.

Ensure delivery of projects in line with deadlines and budgets by developing and managing event project plans

Keep stakeholders informed on project progress through regular communication.

Ensure compliance and mitigate risk by adhering to internal business processes (e.g. finance; procurement; contractual; approvals).

Ensure a high level of service is maintained by reviewing service provider’s professional support.

Ensure understanding and enable achievement of business objectives by developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Create buy-in of event concepts by influencing; advising and guiding internal stakeholders. Ensure alignment of event activities by collaborating across clusters.

Maintain market competiveness by monitoring competitor event activity.

Ensure continued improvement and client satisfaction by evaluating post event feedback. Meet business requirement by preparing proposed budget in line with the event objective.

Identify training courses and career progression for self through input and feedback from management.

Ensure all personal development plan activities are completed within specified timeframe.

Share knowledge and industry trends with team and stakeholders during formal and informal interaction.

Obtain buy-in for developing new and/or enhanced processes (e.g. operational processes) that will improve the functioning of stakeholders' businesses by highlighting benefits in support of the implementation of recommendations.

Essential Qualifications:

Matric / Grade 12 / National Senior Certificate
Bachelor of Arts: Marketing

Minimum Experience:

3 - 5 years experience in event management
Key Competencies:

Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem
Interacting with diverse people
Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data
Interacting with various levels of management
Managing multiple projects
Answering customer questions
Communicating complex information orally and in writing
Identifying trends
Preparing and delivering presentation
Providing professional advice/opinion
Using different approaches in new work situations

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