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Context  

Centaur Media is a main market listed company, primarily based in the UK with approximately 600 employees in offices in Central London and the Midlands. We are a multi-platform content and services business that provides businesses and individuals with knowledge, tools and opportunities to improve their performance. We show specific global communities how they can achieve excellence, measure and benchmark their performance and celebrate success. Centaur generates market intelligence and insight which enables them to plan and prepare for future trends.

PURPOSE

 

As Senior Conference Producer you will be responsible for driving the portfolio of conferences for Centaur Financial. The portfolio consists of around 5 events each year and is a high priority growth area for the business. As an experienced conference producer you will develop strategy for each event working with editorial, sales, operations and marketing teams to ensure effective collaboration and delivery of P&L goals. You will work with Editorial teams and internal Producers as necessary to deliver projects to time.

Key Accountabilities:

 Portfolio Development – topic generation to deliver a forward schedule of commercially viable topics, competitive event tracking, annual strategy and development.

Speaker Liaison Management – liaise with speakers before, during and after the conference, building a network of contacts and making them part of The Financial Portfolio community

Content Creation – Write detailed, commercially successful agendas which reflect industry trends

Project Meetings – Run regular project meetings around key brands and/or events to create team engagement

Conference Best Practice – to collaborate with sales and marketing teams on best practice around conference process and delivery to meet P&L

Customer Strategy – to input into broader strategies to develop customer loyalty and retention through community building activities and connection to the brand

Processes – to input into and/or implement processes to ensure seamless and efficient project working across teams

Brand Ambassador – representative for Centaur brands at all times, through telephone and face to face meetings as well as internal meetings

Behaviours and Knowledge:

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader in events development and delivery, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of conference production. The candidate will have a proven track record of delivering event content and audience goals.

Experience identifying new business trends, writing compelling copy and communicating with senior business personnel. Have a high level of commercial awareness and be target and deadline driven. They will have intellectual curiosity and an enormous capacity to learn and absorb information. Understanding of the financial sector would be an advantage, but not a necessity.

As part of a growing division, the candidate will be required to actively seek out opportunities and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.  They will require superb organisational skills to manage a number of projects at one time and be able to take accountability for deliverables on a day to day basis.

They will have excellent communication skills, the ability to understand brands and their value, and work closely with editorial, operations and sales teams.  They will be flexible in their approach, a team player and equipped to look for solutions which drive optimum performance from their individual events and for the business.

Success Measures

Delivery of individual conference targets

Meeting key project deadlines for research, speaker recruitment and briefing other teams

Conducting in-depth, telephone-based research and analysis of key industry topics

Identifying and examining industry trends and issues

Establish collaborative working relationships across Centaur Financial