EY Momentum Event Director - FSO - Permanent in London, United Kingdom

Momentum Event Director - FSO - Permanent

Core Business Services

Requisition # LON00EJK

Post Date Sep 25, 2018

Momentum Event Designer (Senior Manager)

The opportunity

EY Momentum is our collaborative event design and delivery centre in Canary Wharf. We combine proven collaboration methodologies and state-of-the-art technology to reinvent the way we define our clients’ problems and help them answer their big questions. Events in Momentum bring key people together to gain new perspectives, generate intent and accelerate complex transformations.

The role will also offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside our most senior clients, across a portfolio of short, fast paced projects (typically 4-6 weeks) that culminate in a collaborative event. You will work across the business (FSO and UKI) and across service lines, gaining exposure to a broad range of senior client discussions regarding strategic business challenges.

You will have a broad spectrum of expertise, including existing experience in the majority of the skills below and an appetite to develop further.

Your key responsibilities

Reporting to the Momentum Lead, the Event Designer is primarily responsible for:

  • Working with the EY account team to scope opportunities and identify their fit for the centre and alignment to the Momentum business case

  • Leading a team including the EY account team, client and facilitator to understand their ‘IQ and EQ outcomes’ and develop ½ - 2 day ‘experiences’

  • Taking end-to-end ownership (design and facilitation) mid-size and large events, establishing the creative direction of events, from conception through to completion

  • Strong project management throughout the event lifecycle, role modelling good ways of working and coaching the junior teams members

  • Providing coaching to the account/ client teams throughout the design process to shape their inputs/ content in line with the technology and ethos of the centre

  • Contributing to the continued development of the centre, through supporting areas such as methodology development, marketing and building the pipeline.

  • Leveraging collaborative event design methodologies to generate creative ideas / themes for an event, ensuring that each client experiences a tailor-made event identity. Anticipates what clients want and design immersive experiences to deliver on their needs

  • Crafting a professional, holistic end-to-end experience for each event, combining environment design, graphics and technology to create the desired atmosphere

  • Visualising and illustrating event designs from conceptual mood board to the final output, as well as detailing the event narrative in a storyboard format (or similar)

  • Assisting in the preparation of proposals, tender documents, presentations etc.

  • Leading the post-event follow-up process, ensuring that all outputs are packaged and distributed suitably

  • Taking responsibility for capability and development in response to developing use cases

  • Participating in external and internal marketing, ensuring that messaging is aligned to Momentum’s use cases.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent communications (written and verbal) skills and executive presence

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential

  • Strong working knowledge of a professional services organization.

  • Project management experience – able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Possesses a deep understanding of the key business and financial drivers that determine the firm's success – particularly our business development and go-to-market strategy

  • Ability to work with the uppermost levels within the firm and build solid relationships with multiple internal groups

  • Deep knowledge of the firm’s business development/go-to-market strategies

  • Substantial prior experience with collaborative event methodology

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience of taking end-to-end ownership (design and facilitation) mid-size and large events, establishing the creative direction of events, from conception through to completion

Ideally you’ll also have

  • Knowledge of the Professional Services environment

What we look for

  • Someone with strong communications skills, excellent attention to detail, creative and with strong stakeholder engagement skills.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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