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Event Management, VP

Company: myGwork
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $951 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram .

Responsibilities:
--- Lead premier planning efforts across US events, conferences, and meetings from request, through execution and post event reporting across all US business units.
--- Think strategically and be forward looking about team, budget and resources needed to execute growing annual events calendar.
---Oversee key relationships across Blackstone businesses and Marketing, serving as a trusted partner - presenting semi-annual event budgets and strategy planning.
---Drive innovation on the team with a willingness to experiment, with the ability to balance "big picture" thinking with tactical execution.
--- Manage multiple workstreams concurrently with consideration for prioritization, complexity, influence, and levels of involvement required to advance initiatives.
---Collaborate on new event and industry sponsorship opportunities in the US.
---Develop best practices and processes on the Events team and in partnership with the larger Marketing organization.
--- Lead event technology efforts for hybrid programming, targeting global audiences.
--- Lead contract negotiation and manage vendor service levels.
--- Deliver venue selection and management - should provide knowledgeable venue ideas with recommendations for an ideal setting.
--- Working with client team(s) to provide guidance on agenda building, material design and speaker suggestions (internal/external) and presentation idea generation.
--- In-depth knowledge of full production process and audio-visual requirements.
--- Event closing - provide client with reconciled budget, schedule post conference debrief / surveys and generate initial and final feedback for potential rescheduling.
--- Some travel required.

Qualifications and experience:
--- 7+ years' experience in event planning and management in a fast-paced corporate organization.
--- Strong New York and US venue and vendor knowledge.
--- Proven track record of developing business relationships across all professional levels both internal and external, from C-Suite and Partners to PAs.
--- A self-motivated problem solver.
--- Personal integrity, initiative, leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a global team in an environment that demands excellence and time.
---In depth and hands on experience in the Lanyon/Cvent Project Management and Registration platform.
--- Strong negotiating/commercial/entrepreneurial skills.
--- Strong financial acumen and proficiency in budgeting management software.
--- Ability to develop credibility with internal and external clients.
--- Strong communication skills with proven ability to build and maintain relationships.
--- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and events while maintaining high quality standards.
--- Ability to adapt style as the situation requires.

Core focus : US Event management, lead planning and executing a robust calendar of high visibility internal and external meetings, sponsored conferences, and special events, reporting to the Global Head, Event Management in New York.

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.
Expected annual base salary range:
$165,000 - $200,000 Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.
Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:
Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

To submit your application please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * must be completed to be considered for employment (although some can be answered "prefer not to say"). Failure to provide this information may compromise the follow-up of your application. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form.

This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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