Event Planner - 6 Month Contract

Recruiter
PIMCO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
15 Dec 2022
Ref
16999747
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

The successful candidate will be professionally minded, ideally with experience in the financial services sector. The Event Manager will work in collaboration with the EMEA Events team, Marketing Channel Managers, Account Managers, Portfolio Managers and internal stakeholders to drive creativity, innovation and the overall EMEA event strategy.

Position Requirements
  • Work as part of the EMEA Events Team to develop and implement our strategic events program that is rooted in the PIMCO global vision and aligned with regional business objectives
  • Efficiently manage the full range of events: virtual events, lunches, in-person and hybrid events including but not limited to: small roundtables, large format events, educational forums, conference sponsorships, large format conferences and client hospitality
  • Manage all aspects of the event operation from initial briefing to reconciliation including but not limited to budget management, site selection, hotel/venue management, registration management, transportation, food & beverage, speaker management, d├ęcor, and staffing
  • Own the project management contributing to the delivering of innovative events with data informed decision-making
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure an effective and smooth delivery of the projects. Create and closely monitor value adds at every opportunity, and look to find innovative ways to deliver content and enhance each event
  • Share knowledge of best practices regarding new suppliers, services, and venues
  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality output under tight deadlines and work extra hours as needed
  • Collaborate with compliance to ensure all events are fully compliant with regional regulations.
  • Identify key themes and trends in the industry to create compelling agendas that connect to target audiences and align to business priorities
  • Measure, optimize and report the performance (ROI) of all events to enhance client value and drive growth reviewing attendance and engagement metrics


Position Requirements:

  • Approx. 4 years plus of experience in events management, planning and executing events across traditional in-person formats and through enhanced virtual platforms
  • Track record of working under tight deadlines delivering high quality results
  • Shown success working in a fast-paced environment and within a complex organization
  • Familiar with events systems (Cvent) and budget management
  • Ability to analyze data, communicating actionable insights and future opportunities
  • Proven ability to deliver events with commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Creative vision and ability to effectively brief and work with design resources (external and internal)
  • Willingness to travel across EMEA for events
  • Experience with virtual conference and webinar tools


Benefits:

PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • Retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office