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Facebook EMEA Event Manager in London, United Kingdom


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.We are looking for an Event Manager to join our team. The event manager will be responsible for leading tier 1 events across EMEA with the Facebook Creative X: Events & Experiences team. The role will work closely with the above-mentioned team to oversee all elements of the production process, from strategic approach through concept development, full execution and evaluation.The team also work closely with large our XFN internal teams across Facebook, Instagram, and the family of apps to create external events and flawlessly execute to ensure expectations are met. The role will manage events from start to finish, which includes: receiving brief from internal team, assigning agency; accurately forecast needs and manage event budgets, catering, venues, and other event production needs. Projects will range in size and scope but will often include Executive Level stakeholder management. The role requires frequent travel throughout EMEA and occasionally Internationally.

Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply:

Medical Benefits

Dental Benefits

Vision Benefits

Pension Benefits

Life Assurance

Childcare Benefits

Gym Benefits

Transport benefits

Laundry Benefit

Date posted: 15th August 2019

Closing date: 12th September 2019

Required Skills:

  1. Provide strategic council to internal stakeholders on event conception and format

  2. Provide integrated guidance on maximising events and experiential as marketing channels

  3. Source requirements from executive teams and manage executive level events with superb attention to detail.

  4. Develop and execute events, from initial planning to onsite event management and post event follow up/de-briefs.

  5. Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses any issues/impediments that could impact project scope or timeline as appropriate

  6. Drives continuous improvement of project management strategies and methodologies

  7. Work across multiple different events per month with varying budgets – strong prioritization skills required

  8. Negotiate contracts and manage suppliers including agencies, hotels, off-site venues, caterers and others.

  9. Maintain accuracy and accountability of event budget, manage final billing and reconciliation, evaluate results against goals, deliver wrap-up reports, and generate learnings for improvement.

  10. Provide quantitative and qualitative evaluation of projects

  11. Work cross-functionally with the Creative and AV teams to leverage their insight and experience and implement within the event

  12. Resourceful, positive can-do attitude and can find ways to make things happen

  13. Flexible and quick approach to event challenges

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience managing events throughout EMEA

  2. Customer service and problem-solving skills

  3. Proven track record of working with executive level stakeholders

  4. Experience in creating and implementing timelines

  5. Deep understanding of the cross-channel marketing mix

  6. Project Management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. French or German language skills would be added benefit

Industry: Internet