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Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 6,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC].

Job Overview

The Events Manager is an integral part of the overall Oliver Wyman Global Events Team. This role involves leading events across Europe as well as flagship events for the Germany & Austria market with a specific focus on producing firm/client events designed to deepen engagement and meet business objectives. The manager role will take lead in developing and implementing strategic and multi-faceted event programs and... supporting the delivery of a robust events framework in the region.

On a market level, the Events Manager is strategically advising the larger local office social committees and office leaders in Germany & Austria with their event planning, budget management and local office engagement and is leading the market flagship events with a specific focus on project team management and execution. For this purpose, the Events Manager is collaborating closely with the Oliver Wyman Market CEO and COO and cross-MMC initiatives in Germany.

Key Responsibilities
• Lead the planning of meetings and events as assigned, establishing the vision, and overseeing the ideation, planning, and execution process while in partnership with internal stakeholders (Business Impact Team, Marketing, DTP, EAs) and external vendors.
• Manage all aspects of event logistics – venue contracting, travel management, invitation and registration, event setup and AV production.
• Ownership of budgets and expenses for all managed events.
• Work effectively with senior stakeholders across the firm’s network to deliver high quality attendee experience, against established objectives and in order to support event delivery compliant with firm policy and guidelines.
• Provide consultancy services to business teams for internal/client events to ensure best practice and cost efficiency.
• A dedicated point of contact for all business staff (support staff, partners, affiliated consultants, and specialists), advising on event planning and firm guidelines.
• Support the Events Director on regional and global OW & cross-MMC initiatives across Europe as required.
• Independent execution of several strategic projects as required.
• Implement key innovation and trends in the industry to create compelling event designs and continually improve standards in our events offering.
• Manage vendor relationship across multiple services from procurement to contract negotiation.
• Manage 2 event planners through coaching, training, and supervision of event projects.

Who we are looking for...
• Minimum of 7+ years of international event management experience across a broad range of large scale events e.g. conferences, group meetings, networking events, virtual broadcasts and webinars
• Experience coaching team members and leading project teams.
• Previous Events Management experience from the management consultancy, or professional/financial services sector will be preferable.
• Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Your Skills & Attributes
• Communicates in all forms a clear, inclusive, and respectful manner
• Excellent communication skills in English and in German
• Works with creativity, agility, and purpose to achieve the best results
• Highly self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work effectively and guide senior executives and stakeholders on event recommendations.
• Maintain professional service level when dealing with senior internal and external clients
• Maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders across the firm network
• Adapts to various situations in a fast-paced, demanding environment
• Prioritizes workload and project deliverables, is accountable for quality work and delivers impactful results
• Risk mindful and takes pre-emptive measures to avoid issues
• Focused on being proactive and solutions oriented
• Responds positively to change and demonstrates resilience
• A team player with the ability to function independently
• An individual known to exhibit enthusiasm, integrity, and willingness to help whenever necessary
• Adopts a learning mindset, open to feedback, seeks opportunities to learn and develop self and others
• Recognized as key firm contributor
• Enjoys travel as projects require

Your Technical Skills
• Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
• Strong experience with meeting management software and technology platforms such as Cvent, Zoom, MS Teams

Why join us at Oliver Wyman?
• At Oliver Wyman, we lead with heart - we love what we do and have fun while we do it! We also strive for breakthroughs by questioning, seeking diverse perspectives, and finding powerful and sustainable solutions. If you share these values and want to work as one and own our impact at the same time, be brave and achieve the amazing with us!
• We’re individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
• We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
• We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
• We believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
• We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm.
• We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues
Munich Germany


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