Our client, a highly esteemed events company, excels in orchestrating large-scale events for Fortune 500 companies across Canada, the US, and occasionally on an international scale. With a team of 50 dedicated professionals, they are renowned for their exceptional service, creativity, and operational excellence. Their reputation as one of the top companies to work for in Canada is a reflection of their commitment to excellence and employee satisfaction. They are currently seeking a Senior Program Manager who will report directly to the Vice President and play a pivotal role in driving their event programs to new heights.
- Lead the planning and execution of large-scale events, ensuring they meet the high standards expected by Fortune 500 clients.
- Collaborate closely with the Vice President to develop and implement event strategies that align with the company’s objectives and client needs.
- Manage and mentor a team of two direct reports, fostering an environment of growth, collaboration, and excellence.
- Coordinate with various departments and external vendors to ensure seamless execution of events.
- Oversee the budgeting and financial management of event programs, ensuring cost-effectiveness and optimal resource utilization.
- Engage with clients to understand their vision and requirements, providing expert advice and solutions to meet their event goals.
- Stay abreast of industry trends, incorporating innovative ideas and technologies to enhance event offerings.
- Handle multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring each event is executed flawlessly and on schedule.
- Lead post-event analysis to assess performance, gather insights, and identify areas for improvement.
- Represent the company in client meetings and industry events, building strong relationships and enhancing the company’s market presence.
- Proven experience as a Senior Program Manager or similar role in a large-scale events company.
- Strong track record of successfully managing events for corporate clients, preferably Fortune 500 companies.
- Excellent leadership skills with experience managing and developing teams.
- Solid understanding of budget management, negotiation, and resource allocation.
- Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with clients, team members, and external partners.
- Creative thinker with a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering high-quality event experiences.
- Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
- Willingness to travel as required for event planning and execution.
If you think you would be a good match, we would love to meet you. Please fill out our application form.