Head of Events

GN Audio
Ballerup - Denmark
Published: August 10, 2018
We are looking for a dynamic events specialist professional who knows what it takes to make our events cement our position as a premium brand. As something of a professional perfectionist, you strive to refine each and every process, and you know that the devil is in the detail.

Your stakeholder management skills are second to none, and you know how to transform business objectives into clear written briefs. While you do not necessarily have a background in consumer electronics, you take to tech talk like a duck to water.

You will work alongside 15 driven and talented colleagues covering creative, copy, digital, content, brand and events – all brimming with ideas to do things better. Every day, we are making changes to improve internal processes and creative output. And we would love to hear your ideas, too.

Create world-class events through project management and global guidelines
Reporting to the marketing production director, and with the support of an events assistant, you will drive end to end project management and execution of major events, from global trade shows such as CES to global partner conferences. Alongside this, to ensure high quality and consistency across all regions you will perfect our global events toolkit and guidelines and give final brand approval for regional events.

Key tasks and responsibilities
• Leadership of project teams
• Management of 3rd party partners, suppliers, creative agencies, internal creatives
• Arranging high-quality events globally, and managing them on-site and/or remotely, as required.
• Ensuring events are produced on time and within budget
• Planning alternative scenarios, and making appropriate bookings and reservations.
• Identifying, engaging and managing high-quality venues and suppliers.
• Negotiating and enforcing favourable terms and conditions with event-related suppliers, to ensure value for money.
• Working with global colleagues and senior management to deliver events specific to their needs.
• Managing the logistics (and content) of both internal and external event.
• Monthly international travel, including short trips to liaise with regional colleagues and week-long stays in connection with the annual CES in Las Vegas and the IFA Global Innovations Show in Berlin.

Qualifications and experience
• Extensive experience of all aspects of event management – from global trade shows to customer and internal conferences.
• Familiarity with the demands of large corporate events
• Degree level education
• International experience
• Strong budget management skills

Competencies
• Outstanding interpersonal skills – you will be a confident individual capable of networking at all levels of seniority. The Head of Events will be the public face of Jabra at major events.
• People management – experience managing a small and flexible team is essential.
• Excellent project management skills – you will manage a number of high profile, sometimes complex events simultaneously and must therefore have excellent organisational skills and initiative to ensure Jabra delivers to agreed deadlines. A proven track record of owning an implementing complex project plans is important.
• Builds relationships and interacts well at very senior level with key stakeholders
• Attention to detail – across all aspects of event management including keeping accurate records, delegate lists, venue cleanliness, attitude of staff, meeting and greeting, follow up of issues, briefing and debriefing of people customer feedback etc.
• A good business understanding
• Experience leading project team
• Strong negotiation skills
• Teamwork/collaboration
• Leadership skills
• Self-motivated
• Takes ownership of projects
• Problem solver
• Solid communication skills and fluent English

Office in Langley Berkshire / Copenhagen

Would you like to know more?
To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than August 24th, 2018. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.

If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Marketing Production Director Sabrina Naish on phone +454575 8352.

GN Audio
Jabra makes life sound better by developing intelligent sound solutions that transform lives through the power of sound. Our integrated headset and communications solutions assist professionals in being more productive, and our wireless headsets and earbuds are designed to fit any lifestyle.

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