Event Director

Bristol Office

Job Title: Event Director

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: Bristol (BS1)

Why work at Fortem International?

With a portfolio of 36 well-established events, the multi award winning Fortem International is the UK’s biggest independent trade exhibition organiser, and recognised as one of the most progressive exhibition organisers in the world. With a current year on year growth of 50%, the last 12 months have seen us grow from 80 to 190 employees and open new offices in Bristol City Centre and Truro.

The Success of Fortem International is built on a strong work ethic, work culture and the passion and commitment from our talented staff. In the last 5 years alone, both our shows and our staff have been nominated and won multiple awards, from UK’s best Trade Show to EN Awards best newcomer.

With the recent acquisition of RWM, our portfolio is now split into 9 different brands; business, marketing, environmental, design, rural & leisure, legal, sport, medical and hospitality. With a 12 month plan of launching 10 new shows, both local and international, this is a really exciting time to join Fortem International and grow with us.

What’s the opportunity?

Based in Bristol City Centre, you will be responsible for one of our exhibitions based in London Excel, with view to add more events to your portfolio in the coming months. You’ll be managing the event, a team and dealing with senior stakeholders ensuring a successful show year on year.

This role is perfect for a hard working, passionate individuals with experience in a fast paced B2B sales environment and an ability to manage multiple tasks and stakeholders whilst hitting individual targets. Although experience within the events industry isn’t necessary, the ideal candidate will have an interest and passion for events.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Making sure the event fits with our expectations and guidelines, keeping within the target market and brand image
  • Developing and maintaining new and existing clients for yourself and your team
  • Bring in revenue through selling exhibition stand space, sponsorships and partnerships
  • Managing a team of between 1 - 4 sales staff, monitoring KPI’s and assisting with training
  • Working closely with our Portfolio Directors, Operations Director and Marketing Director’s to ensure a successful and well run exhibition
  • Assist with the planning of sales and marketing strategies, allowing you and your team to execute them effectively

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience within a fast paced sales environment, preferably B2B
  • Experience in managing a sales team
  • Highly organised, detail oriented and a proactive approach to work and given tasks
  • Resourceful in finding new business, sponsorships and new avenues to your event
  • Strong team player with good management ethics
  • Experience in building rapport with key stakeholders both on the phone and face to face
  • Knowledge of google suite, microsoft office and experience using CRM systems

We’re looking for someone who’s well motivated, career driven and hard working, but most importantly, we’re looking for someone with the right attitude an creative flare.

Apply Now

Send a cover letter and CV and the position you wish to apply for to

Other Jobs available at this Office:

Social Media Manager

Full Time

View Job

Partnership Development Executive

Full Time

View Job

Delegate Acquisition Executive

Full Time

View Job