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Event Operations Lead - Europe

Ascential Group Limited

We're looking for a Events Operations Lead to join our team in London as part of our Events function.

Your Role: Your role will sit within the Ascential Operations Team to manage the efficient and creative delivery of all event operations of Money20/20 Europe. You will be a core role both in the lead up to and during the onsite delivery of the show. You will also support the Event Operations Lead for Money20/20 USA.

This role will require you to travel to both Money20/20 Europe and Money20/20 USA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take on the full operational delivery of the event; devise and manage an operational plan to cover full process from concept to planning and then delivery
  • Ensure problem free planning, build-up, open days and breakdown for the event in full collaboration with event suppliers
  • Formulate and control the operational budget in partnership with the Head of Show Operations and the finance team
  • Provide operating advice and assistance to the sales, content and marketing teams working with them to ensure their onsite requirements are flawlessly delivered
  • Manage floor plan layouts in partnership with the commercial operations lead ensuring they are correct according to all venue and H&S regulations and are in line with the event strategy
  • Work in partnership with the Head of Show Operations and the procurement team to ensure procurement of suppliers achieved for full event requirements
  • Ensure effective control and monitoring of health and safety standards at the event
  • Continually provide the best possible customer experience for our sponsors and delegates
  • Line management of event operations executive

Your Experience

  • Proven experience in large-scale international event experience at operations manager level, essential
  • Health & Safety training including IOSH qualification, preferable
  • Strong planning, prioritisation and implementation skills with focus on detail
  • Able to think creatively and come up with bespoke ideas
  • Negotiation and financial/budget management skills
  • Ability to work in a high-performing, fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated, accountable and sets own goals
  • Good communications skills and great customer service
  • Patient, calm and composed under pressure

Special Requirements

  • As this role supports across shows across the different time zones, alternative work hours will be required, as necessary
  • This role is essential to the onsite delivery so it is necessary that the successful applicant is able to travel, including but not limited to Singapore, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

If you don't meet every single requirement, we'd still encourage you to apply. At Money20/20, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role we would still like you to apply.

Who are we?

Money20/20 is the world’s leading premium content, sales and networking platform for the global money ecosystem.

From in depth analytics to inspirational speakers, our world-class insight and networking opportunities help our customers stay ahead – powering strategies and switching mindsets.

The future promises a faster, smoother, more connected money ecosystem. Money20/20 promises the clearest, sharpest vision of what’s next. Find out more at

Money20/20 is part of Ascential plc. Ascential takes the world’s leading brands to the heart of what’s next for their industries. We do this through our events, intelligence products and advisory services. Our 700 people serve a global customer base from more than 100 countries in the large and growing Marketing and Financial Technology sectors. Ascential plc is listed on London Stock Exchange

Why Choose Us?

Two divisions. Three continents. One great culture.

We strive for the highest standards in everything we do. But that’s not just for our customers. We want working for Ascential to be the best career move you’ve ever made.

Ascential is a people-powered company, and we’re committed to supporting each and every one of them. We publish an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report that sets out our goals, commitments and progress so far. We invest in Employee Groups, empowering them to run educational events, support charities that they’re passionate about, and share experiences with colleagues. These groups include Able to Thrive, Ascential Pride, Black in Business and Empower Women's Network. And our inclusive recruitment practices and early talent programmes help us to bring curious, passionate people from every walk of life into our team.

We’re committed to ensuring that the impact of our business on our environment - and the communities we operate in - is a positive one. That means making sure that each event we run is the most sustainable it’s ever been. We also default all of our pension plans to ESG options, so that our people’s savings are invested in ways that help rather than hinder our planet.

Helping people to connect and drive progress isn’t a business-only goal. We know that the world is a better place when we all lead with heart, supporting charitable causes that make a difference. We provide opportunities to give back through Volunteer Days, our Employee Groups and our charity partner, The Prince’s Trust.

We value output, not hours. Most of our roles ask for 1-2 days a week in your nearest office. But if that’s not possible for you, let’s talk. Flexible work conversations are actively encouraged here, and always will be.

Only you know what’s most important to you. That’s why we offer benefits packages that you can tailor to your needs. These include:

  • 25 days of holiday per year - with an option to buy/ sell upto 5 days
  • Pension, Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Flexible benefits platform with options including Private Medical, Dental Insurance, Critical Illness and the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities and charitable giving options
  • Great learning and development opportunities.

We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to perform their best when interviewing, so if you require any reasonable adjustments that would make you more comfortable during the process, please let us know so that we can do our best to support you.

If we inspire you, why not join and inspire us? Find out more

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