Billboard Events Director
The Director of Conferences and Events position at Billboard is an executive level position reporting to the business leader. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to multi-task and be responsive to the needs of our clients and staff. Responsibilities include the following:Management and Finance:-Manage assigned projects in the area of event planning for Billboard's leading consumer and B2B events and conferences.-Lead and manage the events team consisting of marketing and operations.-Develop and monitor budgets to ensure revenue and expenses are kept within established boundaries. -Monitor registration and sponsorship revenue, both leading up to the event and on-site.-Negotiate all venue contracts.-Manage and track event budget with a strong focus on ROI.Event Management and Administration:-Work with appropriate individuals to develop and monitor timelines and deadlines related to all aspects of events, ensuring the information is communicated with staff, volunteers, contractors and other constituents.-Work with the editorial team to develop a program for events including speakers, topics, and timing and theme, bringing the brand to life.-Manage marketing team during the registration process, including on-site registrations, to assure accurate registration data, name badges, fee collection, counts for specific events, etc.-Manage and work with appropriate staff to evaluate all events, ensuring continual improvement and quality customer service. Event Logistics:-Evaluate and select the geographic locations for events.-Research potential event sites in selected geographic locations.-Negotiate contracts and evaluate options with a variety of vendors for events and arrange. for all related services with vendors, such as decorators, audio-visual needs, buses, signage, entertainment, etc.-Ensure all logistical details of events including securing of presentations, photography, volunteer coordination on-site, moderators, room set-up, audio visual, transportation, housing, food and beverage, BEOs, etc.Communication and Promotions:-Manage the event marketing team to monitor timelines/promotional schedule for events, working with communications staff to ensure adequate and proper promotion.-Manage the promotional aspects of events including, but not limited to the following; registration materials for events, promotional materials prior to distribution, promotion on the website including details for registration, photographs (after events), listing of vendors, listing of attendees, and copy for e-blasts in accordance with promotional schedule developed. Candidate Characteristics:-Strong managerial and leadership skills.-Energetic, outgoing, extremely well organized, professional and always works with integrity.-Must be able to work independently, think quickly, and problem-solve calmly.-Appropriately work with all levels in the organizational structure.-Strong negotiation and event management skills required.Required Qualifications & Experience:-Minimum 10 years working experience, with at least five in events specific role.-Direct work in conference planning or special events.-Contract negotiations with hotels and vendors.-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.-Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communication skills.-Bachelor’s degree or CMP preferred.-Ability to travel.-Availability to work evenings and weekends.-Knowledge of the music industry is a must.-Background in Set/Stage Production. In order to be considered, PLEASE include your SALARY REQUIREMENTS! Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please.