The Senior Event Operations Manager is a fierce negotiator, focused on bottom-line gains and margins. He/She maintains a tight budget and analyzes spending trends of show management and its customers. Although not responsible for direct sales, the Senior Event Operations Manager plays a critical role in fulfillment of sponsorship, exhibit booth and attendee experience. The Senior Event Operations Manager is responsible for bringing the brand to life at the events and maintaining the high standard our customers are accustomed to. The Senior Event Operations Manager is the person ultimately responsible for the successful event execution from move-in to move-out. Responsibilities include logistics and operation oversight of all events, contract negotiations, venue research, RFP management, sponsorship fulfillment and interaction with clients.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Four-year degree in business management or other relevant field or commensurate experience.• 5-7 years of tradeshow operations experience.• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.• Team player, capable of managing projects requiring input from multiple sources, and ability to multitask on more than one event or project at a time.• Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook; experience in html, database management software and Expocad preferred.• Understands IAEE (International Association of Exhibits and Events) guidelines and can communicate as well as enforce the guidelines with exhibiting companies.• CEM (Certified Exhibit Manager) or CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) designation highly desirable.