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Senior Event Manager

Black Pearl

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP174-390

Job description / Role

Our client, a large event management firm in the UAE, is urgently looking for a Senior Event Manager. In this role, you will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of a variety of events and live activities, including employee forums, internal conferences, VIP hospitality programmes, etc. You will be part of a six person account team based in the UAE offices, providing both live events and sponsorship consultancy services to this important UAE institution.

Other responsibilities will include but not limited to:

• Program planning, execution, task management, vendor relations,
• Administrative, upkeep and event updates, communications liaison and scheduling
• Budget management plan to the budget / notify director of status
• Coordinate function orders and logistics
• Developing client program proposals and program design
• Timelines, and task management
• Facilities management, audio visual, room layouts and design
• Production, staging, and on site execution
• Vendor sourcing and management
• Timelines, and task management
• Contracting, negotiations, and compliance
• Risk assessment and management (emergency planning)
• Event budgeting and financials
• Registration and communications best practices (experience with event registration platforms, including event)
• Evaluations, reporting and analysis
• Oversee of all deliverables and deadlines
• Oversee all ongoing projects
• Complete status reports
• Keep track of all required actions from third parties
• Quality control – ensuring standards of service are consistent and of an expected quality
• Identifying new opportunities, exploring and converting them including the re-pitch for existing workstreams


To be considered for this role, you need to meet the following criteria:

• Leadership and strong interpersonal skills
• Strong experience in account management and strategic events planning
• Significant client-facing experience within UAE public sector (ideally)
• Ability and confidence to guide clients
• Proven team management, development and leadership skills
• Proven ability to prioritise and delegate
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills
• Working knowledge of Excel, Power Point, Word and cloud sharing programs
• Understanding of social media in event settings

About the Company

Black Pearl is a progressive, dynamic and well structured HR solution provider that offers permanent recruitment services, HR consultancy, psychometric assessments, coaching and also professional training services for clients from different corporate sectors in the Middle East.

Like a rare and unique black pearl, we consider our partnership with our clients and job seekers as a fine, precious and valuable encounter that needs to be affirmed, developed and supported with a strong commitment to deliver not only the right services but the best in the industry.

Our aim is to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients, strategically offering Black Pearl services that are customized to the unique requirements of our clients and job seekers alike, resulting in effectively achieving goals and all that is required in this ever evolving and competitive market.

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Events Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 13,500

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