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Creative & Design - Event Planner (London, United Kingdom)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

 

ZS' Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process.

The Creative+Design Expertise Center will help ZS move from A+B to ABCD. ZS has focused since day one on Analytics and Business issues, but the Creative+Design EC aims to expand our ability to express ideas, concepts and emotions in ways that coherently bring together content and form. The C+DEC will partner with internal teams and clients to connect business and marketing strategy to execution. This team will create impact where it matters by expressing insights, strategies and executional ideas through creative platforms.

Are you passionate about bringing to life immersive, high impact live events?  Are you highly organized and thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you able to use your experience in creative production to match the best solution to the client challenge to deliver a exciting experience? If so, the ZS Creative and Design (C&D) Studio could be just the place for you to apply and grow your skills.

The Creative & Design Studio partners with internal teams and clients to ensure business and marketing strategy and execution is designed with the human experience in mind. The C&D team is responsible for creating “impact where it matters,” using design tools to express insights, strategies and executional ideas using a human-centered approach.

The ZS C&D Studio was created two years ago to enrich and evolve our consulting approaches and offerings. Our clients look to us to design and create engaging experiences for a broad range of B2B or B2C customers including healthcare providers, physicians and patients. In the C&D Studio we use our deep understanding of the overall ecosystem and individual stakeholders to design meaningful interactions and desirable outcomes for customers, while delivering better performance for our clients.

EVENT PLANNER:

The C&D Studio is comprised of a diverse team of talented individuals who are on a mission to address the evolving needs of our clients using a human-centered design approach. The C&D studio has four areas of focus: Design, Strategic Planning,  Creative Expression and Live Immersive Events. As a Production Lead, you’ll be collaborating with various members of the two other Studio teams, as well as a broader team of 3rd party production partners and ZS consultants.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of experiential designers, strategic planners and visual designers to plan and coordinate live corporate immersive events from trainings and workshops, to interactive learning events and product launch meetings
  • Occasionally organize large scale corporate events / trainings at external venues  primarily across Europe, but may also include some work in US.
  • Manage the process from the planning stage to running the event and carrying out the post-event packaging (collection of materials) and evaluation
  • Source the appropriate venue, suppliers, contractors, actors—negotiate prices and hire
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics (e.g. venue, catering, travel)
  • Manage on the day logistics, ensuring the event runs to smoothly and to budget (note—as the team grows, this may be delegated to an event coordinator)
  • Produce post event evaluation to inform future events
  • Ensure appropriate storage of items post event wrap up
  • Research new venues and suppliers to support execution of new events
  • Build a network of production partners and preferred venues (across North America and Europe)
  • Manage 1-2 direct reports in supporting with above responsibilities, providing necessary coaching to ensure development
  • Manage several events simulataneously
  • Travel requirements can vary but may be 30% or more across EU and US

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in Event Management, marketing or business is preferred, equivalent experience will be considered
  • 5+ years of working in event planning / management, ideally in a corporate setting coordinating and setting up corporate events and / or complex productions, including all aspects of planning, event budgeting, event bidding and management of junior team members and contractors
  • Experience working with cross-functional team in the creative industry (healthcare industry experience preferred, but not required)Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills and ability to work under pressure to ensure efficient running of an event
  • Experience in resource planning, project and team management and production processes
  • Strong network of production partners (AV, VR / AI, print agencies, event planning) 

 

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the local language of the office is required, additional fluency in European or Asian languages is desirable. Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application and full transcript/set of marks (official or unofficial), is required to be considered. ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.  We are an Equality Directives employer and a Equality Act employer.

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