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Senior Project Manager

Project management
Hartlebury or London
Reporting to:
Head of Project Management


Agreed as per contract of employment. Bonus & pension contribution scheme as outlined in your contract of employment.


To build and sustain excellent client relationships, leading and supporting diverse clientele through wide ranging projects with responsibility for the full event management cycle -from conception to planning and development to delivery and review. To engage with the junior team and assist with knowledge sharing and mentoring.

Principle duties

  • Organising events, conferences, road shows, product launches and gala dinners including full end to end planning and communication.
  • Implementation and execution of seamless delegate logistics solutions.
  • Complete control of all delegate/staff and client travel arrangements.
  • Interpret client briefing requirements accurately, influence where appropriate, produce full production proposals which you will be expected to co-ordinated within DRPG
  • Accurately and pro-actively record, develop and share clients’ requirements through excellent listening skills and excellent channels of communication.
  • Effectively lead, direct and develop team members assigned to a project delivering to DRGP standards whilst exceeding clients’ expectations.
  • Lead by example adhering to processes and proactively analysing changes to them where needed – working with the Head of Project Management to do so.
  • Managing clients’ and colleagues’ expectations acting as a single point of contact, through pro-active management and effective project planning with realistic deadlines.
  • Take ownership and actively manage assigned budgets whilst effectively influencing and negotiating with internal and external parties to ensure targeted profits are achieved and ideally exceeded.
  • International logistics and reconciliation of accounts, some of which will be in international currencies.
  • Building relationships with third party providers, working DRPGto ensure best value and delivery against prescribed service level agreements.
  • To pro-actively alert DRPG regarding any irregularities, lack of adherence, and or problems which could result in detrimental implications within the project.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the senior team and work to improve the junior team with mentoring and knowledge sharing.

This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to work flexibly and undertake other such duties as the management may, from time to time, reasonably require
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  • Experience of working in fast moving and client focused business coupled with a flexible, methodical and logical approach to work.
  • Experience in managing multiple clients and events simultaneously are essential.
  • Proven experience running large, logistically challenging events.
  • Proven experience of leading, directing or coordinating teams through event management is essential.
  • Experience in UK end to end managing events for over 1,000 people is essential.
  • Experience in complex delegate management including online registration is essential.
  • Good worldwide experience of working with hotels and venues.
  • Experience of producing client proposals.
  • Proven experience of financial and budget management.
  • A proven track record of event reconciliation.
  • Experience with virtual events and broadcasts would also be advantageous.

Skills / characteristics

  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills with a passion for customer service, delivery and attention to detail – must leave no stone unturned.
  • Implementing and maintaining complex delegate logistics plans.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • An understanding of, ideally supported by experience of production elements, including technical, design, print, video, multi-media and presentation would be advantageous.
  • All financial, commercial, administrative and customer focused competencies commensurate with responsibility for project management.
  • In undertaking duties demonstration of the DRPG core values - Understanding, Trust, Passion, Belief and Effectiveness.

Data Security

At all times you must work within the guidelines set out in the DRPG’s Information Security Policy and your Employee Confidentiality Agreement. Failure to do so may be treated as gross misconduct.

Health & Safety

At all times you must work within the guidelines set out in DRPG’s Health & Safety Policy and Employee Manual.

Further notes

The role will be based primarily in our Hartlebury office and will require regular travel to other office locations. You will be expected to work flexibly and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas as the company may from time to time reasonably require.

The company

Established in 1980, we're one of Europe's most experienced and largest fully integrated, award winning communications agencies. From the strategic communication consultancy to our complete in-house production facilities for digital media, video, events & print, we deliver to companies of all sizes that span a wide range of markets.The DRP Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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