Operations Manager

Overview

Job Title

Operations Manager

Type

Permanent (full-time)

Location

Old Street

Salary

Competitive

We are seeking an Operations Manager for an immediate start. The successful candidate will join a very busy events team of seven and will be responsible for managing all the logistics and exhibitor liaison for event portfolios within the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at an exciting, multi-platform media business with market-leading magazines, events, research and online portals. Reporting to the Event Director, the role’s core responsibilities will include:

Role Responsibilities

  • To support and assist in the design and delivery of Cogora’s events programme face to face and virtual
  • Support the planning of the event calendar.
  • Assist with sourcing venues
  • Manage supplier research and negotiations
  • Liaison with venue and supplier for room set up, catering, audio visual, exhibition stand layout etc.
  • Manage use of operations and logistics budget for specified events
  • Preparing all onsite materials including printed signage, agenda, event bags
  • Co-ordinating the event on the day(s) and troubleshooting as required
  • Co-ordinating colleagues assisting with the event on the day(s)
  • Liaison with sponsors/exhibitors
  • Manage exhibitor manuals and floorplans
  • Run the event onsite and be the main point of contact for suppliers, exhibitors and Cogora staff
  • Manage operations budget supporting ED
  • Assisting with event marketing and delegate sales/initiations when required

Key Skills

  • At least 3-year experience working on B2B conferences and exhibitions
  • Excellent organisation skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills – confidence to present observations/advice to (senior) colleagues and clients
  • Confident on the phone and not afraid to call exhibitors and suppliers to gather quick answers to questions
  • “Can do” attitude to take ownership of plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High aptitude for spelling and grammar with accuracy in data entry and proof-reading
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle a variety of projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work within a budget and negotiate where needed
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Team player
  • High level of computer literacy, in particular with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility to travel to events within the UK with some overnight stays required

To apply please send you CV to alejandracampos@cogora.com

About COGORA

Cogora sits at the heart of a highly-engaged community of 220,000 healthcare professionals. For over 25 years we have produced incisive and inspirational content through our market-leading portfolio of media brands. These, in turn, provide the data and insight that give us a deep understanding of what our audiences think, what they do and what they really need. Our in-house agencies combine these resources to create innovative and flexible solutions, educational programmes and marketing campaigns that deliver measurable, impactful outcomes.

  • Flexible working hours
  • Office centrally located in-between Bank, St Paul’s and Barbican
  • Pension scheme
  • Local company discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work loan
  • Monthly office drinks 
  • Summer and Christmas party
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Option to purchase additional holiday