Head Of Event

Big Cabal Media

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Full time


Dec 26

About The Role

Big Cabal Media is looking to hire a Head Of Event who will be to provide leadership on all events across our business. You will be responsible for driving the development, marketing and delivery of events from idea stage to full execution. This role will directly report to the COO.

What do you need to be considered successful?

In this role, you will be expected to do the following:

  • Develop the strategy for all Big Cabal Media events with input from internal stakeholders
  • Create concept notes and required documentation for project planning and execution
  • Manage end-to-end execution and delivery of events concepts, strategy and marketing plans in line with agreed strategy
  • Manage project costing, time estimates and client proposal decks, and with support from the BizDev team
  • Establish event processes, tracking and playbook, for ease of event management and replication
  • Partner with BizDev to pitch and sell events to sponsors and partners
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers and internal team delivery, as well as accompanying events logistics, for successful event execution
  • Produce and monitor budgets and profitability for all events along with the BizDev and Finance team
  • Ensure event and project reviews are regularly and effectively conducted to drive plan, monitor and control the delivery of events to schedule, budget and to the agreed quality level

How Important are you to the bottom line?

This is a high-performing job requiring interaction with internal stakeholders on identifying, validating and implementing concepts, defining guidelines for stakeholder management and aligning project outcomes with overall business objectives.

The biggest problem solving duties on the job?

You must possess strong communication skills that will enable you to effectively communicate with all relevant teams. You should be able to foresee any problems related to the completion of a project and act in a timely manner to mitigate any issues.

What you need to have done in your career?

  • Great project management skills and a track record of delivering events on time and within budget
  • Proven experience managing and marketing multiple high impact and large scale events
  • Ability to conceptualize events for different target audiences, ranging from high end business to youth festivals
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and bring them along on project deliverables
  • Great relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Strong coordination, organization skills and willingness to get your hands dirty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • A desire to work in a rapidly-growing and evolving start-up with an informal but driven culture

What do you stand to gain?

  • Industry competitive salary
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to cool events and travel

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