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Head of Global Event Management (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Marketing
Job field:  Marketing
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Dec 6, 2019

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Global Head of Event Management (m/f/d), based in our HQ in Cologne to plan, organize and execute our next-generation of digitally enabled Event Platforms around the globe to strengthen the unique positioning of HRS as the thought leader within the corporate travel industry.  In today’s crowded event space, you need to have the strongest event attendee experience to attract attendees and showcase your brand.  Our Global Head will be charged with making sure we have the „must attend“ events.


Your challenges

  • Develop an innovative live event strategy centrally that utilizes new formats and all forms of digital communications to make our events unique and stand out in the travel and procurement industries
  • Adopting, creating global standards and, in some cases, executing Events in +25 countries around the globe, inspiring our local Marketing teams to deliver more to amaze our customers
  • Lead an internal expert team and act as a consultant to marketing managers in the field, in order to organize, coordinate and follow-up of HRS local and global events
  • Prepare investments, ensure adherence and measure ROI
  • Be the interface between sales & marketing and product teams
  • Manage external service providers, as well as contact persons for partners, participants and sponsors
  • Coordinate all operations (construction and negotiation with suppliers and onsite planning)
  • Analyze the event success and prepare reports
  • Drive concept innovation and execution in all events


Your commitment

  • Several years of live event management ideally within the digital / tech space utilizing new formats and creative audience engagement that have captured a high ROI advantage. Must be able to show expertise in strategy development, live event conception, execution and measurement. 
  • Love to unfold your entrepreneurial, engaging personality and solution-driven mind-set every day
  • Outstanding project management, consulting & communication skills
  • Strong organizational talent, resilience and autonomous working methods
  • Business sense, cost and quality awareness
  • Structured, creative and solution-oriented mentality
  • Being enthusiastic to travel globally (60%)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (further languages are a plus) 


Your rewards

At HRS we feel globally united and mutually responsible, a belief that is rooted in our company history and values: Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, with everyone across the whole company being given the opportunity to take full ownership to deliver on our shared vision every single day.

 You will work in a modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Our training and further education offers give you plenty of room for your personal growth and individual development.

The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 35 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 1.500 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

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