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    Forum Events is a great place to work! The Forum Family is enthusiastic, motivated, energetic, ambitious and fun. We believe in what we do, and this shows through our successful events.

    Why work at Forum?

    Forum is an expanding company based out of vibrant offices in Hertford. Working with us you will learn new skills and be a part of a supportive team in a professional, yet fun, environment!


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    Delegate Sales Executive - Full Time

    Job Title: Delegate Sales Executive
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Group Delegate Manager, Event Manager
    Responsible for: Inviting and qualifying suitable delegates to our Forums and Summits
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: OTE £24k+
    Role Summary: The role of a Delegate Sales Executive is to invite and secure top level decision makers as event attendees; achieving the quantity and quality required to meet and exceed targets. This role will suit someone with sales experience, but is also an opportunity for the right individual to learn and develop sales skills.

    Key responsibilities

    • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
    • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
    • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
    • Adhere to qualification process to identify and secure new attendees
    • Attend assigned events and manage delegates throughout
    • Overcome and manage objections
    • Manage administration processes required for events
    • Cross sell to related events across the business
    • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
    • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
    • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

    Skills

    • Professionalism and confidence when using the phone
    • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
    • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
    • Good level of organisation and time management
    • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

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    Delegate Sales Executive - Part Time

    Job Title: Delegate Sales Executive
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Delegate Portfolio Manager, Delegate Sales Manager, Head of Sales
    Responsible for: Inviting and qualifying suitable delegates to our Forums and Summits
    Contractual Status: Part Time
    Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
    Role Summary: The role of a Delegate Sales Executive is to invite and secure top level decision makers as event attendees; achieving the quantity and quality required to meet and exceed targets. This role will suit someone with sales experience, but is also an opportunity for the right individual to learn and develop sales skills.

    Key responsibilities

    • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
    • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
    • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
    • Adhere to qualification process to identify and secure new attendees
    • Attend assigned events and manage delegates throughout
    • Overcome and manage objections
    • Manage administration processes required for events
    • Cross sell to related events across the business
    • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
    • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
    • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

    Skills

    • Professionalism and confidence when using the phone
    • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
    • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
    • Good level of organisation and time management
    • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

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    Entry Level Sales

    Looking for a career in sales?
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: TBC
    Responsible for: This role will offer the successful candidate a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in event and media sales while working within a lively and driven team
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: DoE + generous bonus structure and incentive opportunities
    Role Summary: This is a great opportunity for someone with a hunger for a career in sales to join a well established team at Forum Events. From meet the buyer events, conferences and clubs, we are looking for sales professionals from entry level to join our team. The successful applicant will be of an outgoing nature with a can do attitude, willingness to learn and will be comfortable liaising with a range of people at differing levels of seniority.

    Key responsibilities

    • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
    • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
    • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
    • Attend assigned events
    • Overcome and manage objections
    • Manage administration processes required for events
    • Cross sell to related events across the business
    • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
    • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
    • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

    Skills

    • Professionalism, persistence and confidence when using the phone
    • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
    • Motivated with an ability to motivate others
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
    • Good level of organisation and time management
    • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

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    Event Sales Executive

    Job Title: Event Sales Executive
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Event Manager / Portfolio Sales Manager / Head of Sales
    Responsible for: The overall role will include selling supplier places at Forums and Summits; working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £30k+
    Role Summary: The overall role of an Event Sales Executive is to sell supplier places, ensuring that the events they are assigned to are successful and reach or exceed sales revenue. This includes obtaining quality suppliers and working collaboratively with a Delegate Sales Executive to ensure that confirmed delegates are of the highest calibre. The Event Sales Executive will encourage and maintain the highest standard of professionalism in the office at all times.

    Key responsibilities

    • To contact potential suppliers from our CRM system and sell the event via the telephone or if required, face to face
    • To sell additional sponsorship and identify other commercial opportunities
    • To cross sell on all forums and summits, ensuring that your clients have product knowledge on the Forum brand and all events that they are relevant to attend
    • To attend industry related exhibitions and events and meet with suppliers face to face
    • To ensure all data in the CRM system is up to date and correct
    • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
    • To maintain regular updated event information to your existing suppliers and delegates
    • To manage all event administration
    • To work both events a year and others if required, to act in a professional manner at all time and ensure that you deliver a good quality event to your suppliers and delegates
    • Rebook your suppliers and maintain a good working relationship at all times

    Skills

    • Strong leadership skills with a hands on approach
    • Proven track record and a strong background in event/exhibition sales
    • Self-motivation with the ability to motivate others

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    Event Sales Manager

    Job Title: Event Sales Manager
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Portfolio Sales Manager / Head of Sales
    Responsible for: The overall role will include selling and managing two events a year, working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives.
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £40k+
    Role Summary: The overall role of an Event Manager is to sell and manage two events a year ensuring that the Forums / Summits assigned are successful and reach / exceed sales revenue and delegate targets by obtaining quality suppliers and delegates. To motivate and manage Delegate Sales Executives assigned to the event to ensure that the confirmed delegates are of the highest calibre. To research and confirm key moderators / speakers and arrange an educational seminar programme and opening presentation. You will encourage and maintain the highest standard of professionalism in the office and at events at all times.

    Key responsibilities

    • To contact potential suppliers from our CRM system and sell the event via the telephone or if required, face to face
    • To sell additional sponsorship and identify other commercial opportunities
    • To cross sell on all forums and summits, ensuring that your clients have product knowledge on the Forum brand and all events that they are relevant to attend
    • To attend industry related exhibitions and events and meet with suppliers face to face
    • To ensure all data in the CRM system is up to date and correct
    • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
    • To maintain regular updated event information to your existing suppliers and delegates
    • To manage all event administration
    • To work both events a year and others if required, to act in a professional manner at all time and ensure that you deliver a good quality event to your suppliers and delegates
    • Rebook your suppliers and maintain a good working relationship at all times

    Skills

    • Strong leadership skills with a hands on approach
    • Proven track record and a strong background in event/exhibition sales
    • Self-motivation with the ability to motivate others

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    Media Sales Executive, Hotel Designs

    Job Title: Media Sales Executive, Hotel Designs
    Location: Based at the Hertford Office
    Reporting to: Publisher
    Responsible for: Selling bespoke digital, print and event solutions
    Contractual Status: Full time
    Salary / Commission: £19,000-£25,000 basic (DOE), plus OTE £10,000 commission
    Role Summary: Hotel Designs is a well-established, leading digital title and events brand for hoteliers, interior designers, architects and suppliers to the industry. Founded in 2001, Hotel Designs has firmly cemented itself as the go to title for the latest news, analysis and reviews of some of the most unique and talked-about hotels in the world.

    With a fast paced culture and great opportunities for promotion, Hotel Designs is seeking someone who loves working across multiplatform media sales for a range of London based companies. You’ll need to hit the ground running, creating new and exciting business opportunities for a range of high profile clients who service the hotel industry.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Excellent communication and rapport building skills
    • Calling existing and new contacts with confidence
    • Capable and motivated to work towards targets
    • Ability to develop new/bespoke initiatives and identify opportunities
    • A positive attitude coupled with the drive and enthusiasm to exceed
    • Self-motivated and passionate about delivering exceptional results
    • Retain and grow our existing clients to give them the best possible experience
    • Fantastic business acumen and commercial awareness
    • Conduct face to face meetings with new and existing clients to pitch ideas and build relationships
    • Attend industry relevant events to promote and represent our brands

    Skills required:

    • Media sales experience essential
    • Excellent relationship management
    • Professionalism, persistence and confidence when using the phone
    • Team player but able to work on own initiative
    • Well motivated with the ability to motivate others
    • Organised and time efficient
    • Excellent written and communication skills
    • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment

    To apply, please send your CV to g.wick@forumevents.co.uk.


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    PA Life Digital Editor

    Job Title: PA Life Digital Editor
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Publisher
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience)
    Role Summary: PA Life is an award winning and industry leading media publication directly targeted at Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants across the UK. Re-launched in 2013 as a magazine and website, PA Life retains a powerful brand loyalty and is at the heart of the PA community. In addition, PA Life owns and/or manages the exclusive PA Life Club, masterclasses, e-learning courses, networking evenings and targeted events.

    • Looking to grow the editorial team in a digital capacity, this is a hugely exciting opportunity for someone who can demonstrate excellent writing skills and full working knowledge of WordPress CMS. Whilst achieving this, you will also work side by side with the editorial team and advertising team to identify new and relevant business opportunities and a clear path for growth and development of the PA Life brand.
    • With a minimum of 4 years’ experience on a B2B or B2C title, you will be passionate, highly motivated and well organised. Good English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a strong eye for detail are all key to this role – if you have an enquiring mind and eye for a good story then apply now. We work hard, and have lots of fun doing it and we’d like you to join our team!

    Core responsibilities as Digital Editor, PA Life

    • To position yourself as a key spokesperson for the brand
    • The ability to write high quality, relevant content for our PA Life website, PA Life Club website and e-newsletter with the knowledge of how to write for a print publication
    • Understanding the print production process
    • Researching and writing feature articles, in-depth industry analysis pieces, opinion pieces and lengthy interviews
    • Have basic knowledge of HTML to be able to support email newsletters and encourage public engagement in online activities
    • Being able to track and report website and social media analytics
    • To contact key figure heads from within the PA community to source content, whether that be for interview purposes or as a contributor
    • To build strong relationships with PAs and the suppliers that service the PA marketplace
    • To build strong relationships with key PR agencies to make sure we are receiving the latest news releases
    • To travel regularly to meetings in London and other parts of the UK to promote the PA Life brand (at times, with the sales team)
    • To be available to work evenings to attend industry events
    • To attend relevant industry summits, forums and conferences (as well as our own) to meet with key contacts and investigate editorial leads
    • Be an accomplished and confident public speaker, able to host on-stage roundtable/panel discussions
    • Encourage and maintain the highest standard of professionalism in the office and at events at all times
    • Familiarity of systems such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Dropbox, printers portal such as Apogee

    Skills

    • Strong leadership skills with a hands on approach
    • Proven track record and a strong background in event/exhibition sales
    • Self-motivation with the ability to motivate others

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    Portfolio Sales Manager

    Job Title: Portfolio Sales Manager
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Head of Sales
    Responsible for: The overall role will include selling and managing two events a year, working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives.
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £47k+
    Role Summary: The overall role of a Portfolio Sales Manager is to ensure that all products within your portfolio hit and exceed targets set, leading your team implementing sales strategies to achieve this. Responsible for the business development of your brands and the management of the team working within your portfolio.

    Key responsibilities

    • Ensure all events within the portfolio hit and exceed all targets effectively managing your team to achieve this
    • Host weekly meetings with your sales team to set goals of the and review of previous weeks activity
    • To work with marketing team to ensure effective strategy is put in place to support your sales messages
    • Maximising cross sell opportunities within your portfolio and across the company where relevant
    • Managing key accounts within your portfolio or ensure key accounts are managed effectively
    • Develop your portfolio with new ideas, products and business development
    • Working with the Delegate portfolio manage to ensure delegates are exceeding targets and ensure quality and quality of desired delegates are met
    • Managing event sales staff within the portfolio inclusive of training, sales performance & development
    • To ensure CRM system is used and update correctly
    • Motivate portfolio team
    • Identify, attend and network at relevant industry events
    • Providing weekly sales report for the portfolio to head of sales
    • Attend and contribute to Portfolio management meetings
    • Be knowledgeable for all the industries within your portfolio
    • Working with Head of sales to recruit for your portfolio when required
    • Reports to Head of Sales of any concerns
    • Keep up to date with the competition
    • Remain professional and lead by example at all times

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    Staff Writer, PA Life

    Job Title: Staff Writer, Hotel Designs
    Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
    Reporting to: Publisher
    Contractual Status: Full Time
    Salary: £16,000 – £20,000 (depending on experience)
    PA Life is an award winning and industry leading media publication directly targeted at Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants across the UK. Re-launched in 2013 as a magazine and website, PA Life retains a powerful brand loyalty and is at the heart of the PA community. In addition, PA Life owns and manages the exclusive PA Life Club, masterclasses, networking evenings and targeted events.

    • Looking to grow the editorial team in a digital capacity, this is a hugely exciting opportunity for someone who can demonstrate excellent writing skills and full working knowledge of WordPress CMS. Whilst achieving this, you will also work side by side with the PA Life Editor and advertising team to identify new and relevant business opportunities and a clear path for growth and development of the PA Life brand.
    • With a minimum of 1 years’ experience on a B2B or B2C title, you will be passionate, highly motivated and well organised. Good English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a strong eye for detail are all key to this role – if you have an enquiring mind and eye for a good story then apply now. We work hard, and have lots of fun doing it and we’d like you to join our team!

    Main duties include

      • Writing content for the PA Life website and at times, the print publication too
      • Building our social media presence using the latest and most innovative methods for displaying content
      • Proofing content
      • Attending press events, conferences, events and seminars

    The overall role will include the writing of content fit for release across a range of PA Life products including the print magazine, website and e-newsletter as well as working on PA Life events from inception to completion.

    Working collaboratively with representatives from across the planning, marketing and sales teams will be essential to your success.

    In addition there may, at times be a requirement to write content across a range of other products within the business.

    Core responsibilities of the Staff Writer, PA Life;

    Develop and take ownership of the content strategy for the PA Life website and PA Life Club website. The key objectives are to;

      • Raise our profile in the industry
      • Increase engagement with the digital edition of the magazine
      • Support the Editor in managing relationships with key advertisers and prospective advertisers
      • Encourage sign ups to our PA Life Club and highlight the benefits of the Club at every opportunity
      • Drive awareness and interactions with our social channels

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    Please contact Giulia Wick with your details, at g.wick@forumevents.co.uk


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