Clients And Markets: Events & Alumni Manager
Pwc
Gauteng, South Africa
1d ago
source : findojobs-za

Line of ServiceInternal Firm ServicesIndustry / SectorNot ApplicableSpecialismIFS - Clients & MarketsManagement LevelManagerJob Description & SummaryA career in Sales and Marketing, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to focus on positioning a distinctive PwC brand in the marketplace and drive long term revenue growth for the Firm.

You’ll focus on designing, developing, and implementing communication programmes and media events to promote and sell the PwC’s brand and services as well as contribute to and evaluating our pricing strategies in the marketplace.

Our Brand Management team leads external brand strategy development and implementation across multiple business units, media, social and digital channels.

As part of the team, you’ll be involved with driving marketing programmes, branding events, corporate leadership seminars, public relations and business marketing forums.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level.

To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to : Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's / client's expectations.Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Responsibilities : Manage the Marketing & Sales Excellence’s Events & Alumni team to deliver : Conceptualise and manage impactful, relevant events (either virtual, in-person or hybrid) utliizing digital tools to drive and measure engagementSupervise all staff in the events team (event coordinators, caterers etc.

Lead promotional activities for eventsDeliver events that are supported through integrated campaigns, helping to improve visibility, attendance and awareness through appropriate channelsDeliver events that are distinctive in the market, which requires a good understanding of competitor events, positioning and activitiesActively seek feedback from events (audience data and PwC stakeholder / sponsor feedback) that contributes to value reportingBudgets for events, ensuring cost management and return on investmentSource, negotiate and manage vendors and suppliers who provide services that support PwC South Africa eventsAlumni engagement, through new channels and opportunities to connect and build trustCoordination of alumni activities in the PwC Africa territory and for PwC South Africa, and leading best practices and standardized approaches to alumni engagementAlumni communications, outreach and targeting, to improve PwC South Africa’s and PwC Africa’s overall alumni engagement programme and set the direction for the programme going forwardPwC Africa and PwC South Africa alumni contact data management, working to improve the quality of dataStay abreast of trends in events and platforms, and bring them in action (including keeping up to date with competitor events)Collaborate with other teams within CMD to ensure end-to-end solutions for the businessAssessment of performance of team and coaching of team membersIdentify opportunities and contribute to business development, such as through events engagement data, feedback, alumni contacts or other opportunities related to managing events and the alumni programmeStay tapped into the Africa events network as well as the global events network to roll-out initiatives effectively.

  • Knowledge, skills and abilitiesA passion for events, branding and business development as well as alumni engagementHigh level of self-direction and decision makingGreat negotiator and problem solverOutstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skillsHas strong project management skillsHas the ability to effectively cope with accelerating changes as required in a dynamic market and organisation, adjusting programs on an as-needed basisHas the ability to overcome internal barriers and resource costraints in order to produce successful events and alumni engagement activitiesAbility to generate and execute new events and alumni engagement opportunitiesExcellent interpersonal skills;
  • assertive and diplomaticProfessional, with the ability to multitask and prioritiseAble to work in a team and build relationships at all levels within the organisationKnowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event managementA team player with leadership skillsRequirementsBSc / BA in PR, marketing, hospitality management or related field is preferred8-10 years’ experience in conference / event managementSignificant experience with alumni programmes, customer loyalty programmes or similar

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