Position Type: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Travel Required: Moderate
Date Posted: Sept. 23, 2015
LendIt is hiring a full-time event operations manager to support the conceptualization, planning and execution of its global conferences, expos and networking events.
The ideal candidate has at least 5 years’ experience executing large-scale commercial events with thousands of participants, and is extremely organized, detailed oriented and accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment.
Candidates fluent in spoken and written Mandarin as well as English are strongly preferred. The candidate must be comfortable frequently taking late night and early morning calls to coordinate with our Chinese team.
Report directly to the Managing Directors or LendIt USA, Europe, and China
Plan, design, produce and deliver major events within time limits
Liaise with the production, sales, customer service and marketing teams to ensure that their needs are met during the event
Organize facilities and manage all event details such as floor plan, AV, decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, etc
Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts with key suppliers
Manage key supplier relations and ensure delivery of contracted services
Update the event budgets
Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
At least 5 years event planning and operations experience working on large-scale event
Fluent in spoken and written Mandarin as well as English
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Attention to detail
Creative problem solver
Excellent time management skills
Ability to multitask
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel
LendIt is the definitive annual event for the rapidly growing online lending industry. LendIt hosts three events a year in the USA, UK, and China. Our flagship event, LendIt USA attracts thousands of attendees, hundreds sponsors & exhibitors, and hundreds speakers.
LendIt employees have an incredible work-life balance with flexible scheduling and the ability to frequently work from home.”