Events Manager

For the New York Office of a Wall Street Law Firm
This is a filled position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and manage a substantial program of client events, thought leadership seminars and corporate hospitality activities and ensure that they are executed to the highest possible standards;
  • Ensure events arranged are consistent with the Firm's positioning and corporate objectives, working with BD and the partnership on strategic planning to achieve this;
  • Full management of any Firm/Partner conferences to include establishing the initial brief, venue contracting, client, venue and delegate liaison, on-site event management, through to cost reconciliation;
  • Conduct venue searches (and site visits) and feasibility studies, negotiate with suppliers, make recommendations and present proposals with full costs;
  • Research, cost, recommend and book sports and/or arts events, or tailor unique events, to meet client entertainment objectives;
  • Maintain event bookings with partner organizations to ensure the Firm maximizes benefits made available through memberships.

Qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of experience working in an international business environment;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of event planning, including the ability to multitask while working on several events at the same time;
  • Proven event management experience, including conferences, seminars and other events;
  • Experience working with multi-location teams, eg. multi-office initiatives and leveraging centralized resources;
  • The ability to build strong working relationships and to be able to persuade and influence a range of people, including partners;
  • Strong research and organizational skills.