Conference and Events Manager - Harwell

Job Description

Conference and Events Manager - Harwell
Up to £36,000 per annum (DOE) + quarterly bonus scheme.
Generally Monday to Friday but flexibility required for business needs.
Hybrid working - minimum of 3 days required on site.

We are looking for an experienced Conference and Events Manager to join our team at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. 

We connect workplaces to mindful, flavourful & planet-positive catering
At Eurest, we are the experts in workplace catering, operating in over 700 workspaces every day. We know that fuelling employees throughout the day can help to sharpen their thinking, nourish their bodies and minds and ultimately, motivate them to perform at their best. Our workplace food experiences are driven by our promise to live more sustainably and responsibly, working towards our goal of net zero by 2030.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Responsible for the sales and operations of delivered catering, events and conference across various Harwell Campus Venues, and implementation of engaging and profitable public facing events.
  • Identify opportunities for sales growth and work collaboratively with the team to implement.
  • Motivation of the team to drive revenue, measure and feedback on progress.
  • To be hands on with the F&B operations where required.
  • Attend the weekly sales meeting with the team where applicable to support and motivate for success.
  • Hold a weekly function sheet meeting and ensure any concerns or opportunities are raised.
  • Support with the marketing strategy for the venue.
  • Always take a proactive approach to doing things differently to be ahead of the competition.
  • Think outside the box and have a can do approach.
  • To manage the business in an effective and controlled manner with considered decision making to achieve budget profits.
  • Ensure cost and sales records are accurately inputted and maintained.
  • Accurate forecasting of the business with a structured approach to improvement where forecasts fall short of expectation.
  • To understand the P&L in full and report on a monthly basis each line to the Contract Director.
Who you are:
  • 3+ years' experience in C&E sales processes, operations and revenue management 
  • Previous experience in producing quality proposals and have great attention to detail
  • Proactive, ambitious, strong networking skills, entrepreneurial
  • Can show evidence of revenue growth from actions implemented
  • Experienced in achieving KPIs
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of CRM systems & Microsoft 365
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written
  • Fully knowledgeable and accomplished in venue showrounds and customer appointments 
  • Be able to establish positive working relationships and communicate effectively
  • Must show initiative, drive and ambition to deliver and be a confident decision maker 
  • Self-motivated and ability to maintain focus in the achievement of sales targets 
  • Demonstrate a thorough approach to work
  • Confident in making proactive/outbound calls 
We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Meal provide while on duty
  • Free Car Parking
  • Site is closed bank holidays
  • 28 days holiday inc. bank holidays increasing by 3 days after 2 years' service
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check 
  • Medicash - Discounted health cash plan providing cash back on a range of medical treatments including Dental, Optical and Consultant appointments for you and your family.  
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • Sharebuy Scheme 
  • Recognition awards including Be a Star peer recognition and Long Service Awards
  • Employee networks created and led by employees for employees 
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work) 
  • Entertainment, Health &Wellbeing and Travel discounts
  • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15%at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Vodaphone discounts 
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
About Us
We're people-powered at Eurest
It's an understatement to say that we're passionate about what we do, which is why we're committed to attracting the best and brightest people to join us - could that be you? Find out what makes joining Eurest so exciting.

Job Reference: com/1206/41426001/52657496/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!