Conference & Events Manager
The Conference & Events Managers is responsible for more than 50 academic and library conferences annually. Working closely with US and UK marketing teams, he/she communicates deadlines, executes detailed planning of pre-and post-conference tasks and manages a budget. We are seeking someone with impeccable organizational skills who can handle a very busy schedule without missing a deadline or exceeding budgets. This position requires an excellent communicator who can work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams.Requirements Major Responsibilities:• Budget forecasting and day-to-day management of a complex schedule• Scheduling, booking, and maintaining accurate paperwork for more than 55 conferences annually• Clear and effective communication of procedures, policies and deadlines to global stakeholders• Researching and negotiating with conference organizers to secure best booth locations• Reviewing and signing off on contracts with third parties• Playing a leadership role in training new staff, advising on policies, and ensuring that everyone is aware of, and adheres to standard practices• Packing and shipping books, supplies, and promotional materials and unpacking returned materials post-conferenceRequired Skills / Knowledge:• Experience with forecasting and managing a budget• Knowledge of Excel• Excellent written and spoken communication skills• Ability to negotiate with third parties and sign off on agreements• Extremely detail oriented and able to keep accurate records• Ability to communicate professionally and consistently with multiples teams• Must be able to pack and unpack boxes; some liftingExperience Needed:• Conference & Events experience required• Publishing experience preferred but will consider anyone with event experience• Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office applications required• Experience with planning and managing a budgetEducational Background Required:• Bachelor’s Degree or other related field or equivalent work experience.