Conference Organiser (1)

Bristol, UK
Competitive - dependant on experience
Full time (part time considered)
29 November 2019
To be agreed


The role of Conference Team Manager

  • Responsible and accountable for driving and achieving revenue of a set portfolio within the Conference Department
  • Providing leadership, motivation, direction and support to direct reports
  • Take an active role in the development and growth of our conference business, identifying ways to improve effectiveness and proposing ideas to the Conference Manager.

  • Plan and chair regular portfolio meetings company wide

  • Acquire and maintain broad knowledge of the portfolio topic to enable problem solving, support and guidance of the portfolio team members

  • Immediate and direct contact for their team, liaising with other departments when/where necessary

  • Communicate business strategy and company goals to all direct reports ensuring the team have clarity over their roles and responsibilities

  • Take a holistic view of the event portfolio, tracking performance and responsible for driving the team’s achievement of individual and portfolio budget objectives.

  • Regularly reporting on performance to the Conference Manager, outlining key targets including presentation of the portfolio of events in the monthly Sales Meeting.

  • Scheduling and maintaining regular one to one with team members, giving effective feedback and ensuring any training and development needs are identified and discussed, liaising with Customer Service & Training Manager where necessary.

  • Managing performance, sickness and holiday for direct reports.

  • Responsible for the mentoring of new team members and ongoing support of existing team members

  • Work in partnership with other members of the conference management team to ensure smooth running of all teams

  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with previous customers to build loyalty and ensure retention

  • Recruit of new team members within your area of responsibility

  • Development, production and delivery of conference events

  • Regular international travel to attend conferences


The person

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Demonstrable management skills including effective people management

  • Ability to make sound business and commercial decisions, and convey the necessity of these decisions to the rest of the team

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Discretion, tact and confidentiality

  • Ability to adapt to change and deal with adversity

  • Able to work autonomously and make independent decisions without supervision

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to gain and sustain credibility with key stakeholders

  • Skills in influencing and persuading others

  • Understanding of how the business works, importance of budgets and targets


The package

  • Generous holiday entitlement, plus ability to buy more

  • Pension with company matching up to 5%.

  • Four times salary life assurance

  • Ongoing training & development

  • International travel to events around the world


Why choose us?

AMI is a fast-growing events and market intelligence company with headquarters in the heart of Bristol and an international product portfolio across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Over the last 30 years AMI has gained a reputation for its understanding of the global trends and innovations within plastics, polymer and materials science. We host over 65 events around the world bringing together the leading influencers within their industries. We also publish numerous market reports and studies.

Our business is all about connecting people and creating a conversation - whether it is at one of our conferences or exhibitions, or through our market researchers seeking to understand the opportunities or issues within an industry. Our people therefore are at the heart of everything we do and as such we are seeking enthusiastic and innovative communicators who will work with our customers to provide events and insight that stimulate great debate and conversation.

In return for what you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing business, with plenty of opportunities for growth as well as a competitive rewards package. We also have some great perks such as a wellbeing corner, free fruit, a fantastic modern office environment and a social committee who are committed to getting everyone together for monthly events such as pub quizzes, wine tasting, and theatre trips as well as our amazing company away days.

Are you an experienced Team Manager who is looking for a new challenge? Apply now and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch - we can't wait to hear from you!

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering note telling us why this role is perfect for you to Jenny Amaru ( We will be reviewing applications as we receive them so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

No recruitment agencies please.

We are a leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry. Our business is underpinned by our talented staff and our unique databases.

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