Event Lead 12 months FTC
** Remote/home working allowed **
At Saga we believe in exceptional experiences everyday whilst being a driver for positive change in our markets and communities. Our values are precision pace, empathy, curiosity, collaboration. If this resonates with you then it’s time to do the best work of your life!
…And right now, we are looking for an Event Lead on a 12 month Fixed term contract to cover maternity at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products. You will be creating and delivering an annual calendar of engaging digital events, prize draws, offers and exclusive content from Saga and third parties, for Saga customers to enjoy as part of their benefits, by sourcing new suppliers and building exceptional relationships with them, as well as existing partners, for the purposes of negotiating offers and delivering collaborations and exclusive content.
You will have responsibility for managing the necessary procedures and processes (including systems) that form the infrastructure of the events and prize draw proposition, which may include systems set up, customer correspondence, reporting and analysis of performance.
With this role you will need to attend events (may be out of usual office hours) to ensure delivery standard are met and to review success and customer feedback.
And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.
If this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!
As an Event Lead your top 5 responsibilities will be:
Proactively identify exceptional experiences for Saga customers in the form of digital and live events, content, and prize draws, presenting recommendations & a compelling rationale for executing these ideas.
Fully owning the delivery and creation process encompassing negotiation to execution of the agreed items.
Sourcing new suppliers and building exceptional relationships with them, as well as existing partners, for the purposes of negotiating propositions, and delivering collaborations and exclusive content.
Responsibility for managing the necessary procedures and processes (including systems) that form the infrastructure of the events and prize draw proposition, which may include systems set up, customer correspondence, reporting and analysis of performance.
To be responsible for the monitoring, delivery, and reporting of accurate data to review performance of events and keep track of key KPIs.
The Ideal Candidate
Capability, Knowledge and experience:
- Demonstrated experience working to create and deliver physical and digital small group and large scale events.
- Experience in creating and delivering a calendar of content, prizes and gifting.
- Financial management experience; negotiation and contracting to procure services or products, budgeting events, invoicing.
- Experience of account management and relationship building with third party suppliers.
- Adobe and Sitecore experience preferred.
- Fast learner and adaptable.
- Creative thinker.
- Good communicator (written, spoken, virtual).
- Stays calm and positive under pressure.
- Professional and diplomatic.
- Customer-service orientated.
- A team player.
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
- Enjoys being target-driven and working to strict deadlines.
- Enjoys responsibility.
- A proactive approach.
Our values are:
- Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen.
- Empathy – Always aware of others.
- Curiosity – Always asking why.
- Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!
The standard benefits when you join Saga include:
Remote working available where possible
The choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year
Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service
Generous Workplace Pension
AXA Be Supported
A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
About the Company
Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.
Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.
Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.
When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.
We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.
We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.
We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.
We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme.
To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.