The Events Manager is responsible for the organisation of promotional events for a brand and works in close cooperation with the marketing department. In the board sports industry, most events involve organising competitions. The Events Manager must set up a yearly calendar and follow a strict budget. Showrooms, evening events, balls, and exhibits…anything with a punctual promotional aspect is part of this job.
Organising punctual events following a specific pre established calendar
Managing the logistics teams
Coordinating and directing operations
Negotiating best prices with partners/sponsors
Producing event reports
Availability and reactivity
Fluent English and second language mandatory
Project management skills
Organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Diplomacy and negotiation skills
Team management skills
This position requires solid knowledge of the industry/ environment as well as obvious organisational skills. Access to such positions is usually obtained through internships. Training in communications and business management is appropriate. Business schools and university Masters Programs also provide solid techniques training for such positions.