We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Manager in the Washington, DC office at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.
The Events Manager is responsible for managing and planning the firm’s on-going marketing events and functions. The Events Manager works closely with the Client and Professional Development (CPD) Department. Manages and facilitates events including the firm’s attorney retreats, internal and external client events, conference sponsorships and exhibits and sports hospitality events.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Manages and facilitates events including the firm’s attorney retreats, internal and external client events, conference sponsorships, exhibits and sports hospitality events.
Works with attorneys and other key marketing team members to develop event objectives and budgets.
Manages Events team of 2-4 people, located across the US.
Researches, recommends and selects event sites and activities that support event objectives and budgets. Anticipates, develops and implements contingency plans as needed.
Negotiates and manages vendor contracts. Manages vendor relationships and ensures that services and materials are professional and appropriately reflect firm standards.
Develops event specifications and timelines, and ensures that all deadlines are met.
Coordinates pre-planning meetings for client events, retreats and other marketing events.
Manages logistics planning including agenda/program development, food and beverage menu selections, air and ground transportation arrangements, registration and housing processes, and audiovisual/technical needs.
Manages all aspect of Marketing/Event budgeting: tracks meeting and event expenditures to stay within approved budget.
Tracks attendance, registration, hotel history, and attendee satisfaction.
Prepares and compiles routine and ad hoc status reports on group activities, such as meeting statistics and metrics.
Develops checklists for events and ensures consistent and proper execution.
Manages onsite meetings and events, including oversight of vendors. Oversees onsite event support by junior staff. Troubleshoots and seamlessly resolves onsite problems.
Completes post-event tasks to include reconciliation of expenses, evaluation of vendors, event evaluation, and report on meeting results.
Documents event processes.
Other duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
College degree in communications, marketing, public relations or hospitality management.
Certified Meetings Professional (CMP) is required.
Minimum ten years of related experience in the meetings or events industry. Previous experience with a law firm or other professional services firm is required.
Knowledge of marketing and meetings and events management; knowledge of meetings/events industry contracting standards and practices; proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with online registration systems; familiarity with client/contact management database; ability to prioritize tasks; strong organizational and project management skills; attention to detail; ability to work well under pressure; ability to meet deadlines; excellent writing and communication skills – must be able to communicate effectively with attorneys, firm executives, and outside vendors; strong client-service orientation. Position requires overtime and occasional weekends. Some travel is required.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.
About Eversheds Sutherland
As a global top 40 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200. With more than 2,400 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 66 offices in 32 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe. Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax. Eversheds Sutherland is a global legal practice and comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does... not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.