Corporate and Workplace Solutions, Event Management, Associate - Jersey City

Location(s) US-NJ-Jersey City
Job ID
2021-81137
Schedule Type
Full Time
Function(s)
General
Region
Americas
Division
Corporate and Workplace Solutions
Business Unit
Client Engagement
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

Summary

 

Goldman Sachs is leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net-worth individuals.

 

Corporate and Workplace Solutions Division

 

Our mission is to deliver solutions that maximize the efficiency and productivity of our people. CWS includes the following pillars: On-site Solutions and Real Estate Development.

 

  • On-Site Solutions includes our Facilities, Hospitality, Document Management, Event Management and Ground Transportation teams
  • Real Estate plans, develops, builds and operates Goldman Sachs facilities in over 60 cities in 23 countries

 

These businesses are supported by the CWS Finance and Engineering teams, which includes the disciplines of financial accounting and reporting, operations finance, procurement and contracts management and business planning and technology solutions; and the CWS Administration and Communications team, which is responsible for organizational development and internal and client communications.

 

Reporting to the Americas Head of Events and co-leads of the Global Events team, we are recruiting for a position to support the Business Coverage Manager team in the Americas. The candidate will partner with the business to develop and lead an event marketing strategy and oversee all events and conferences with a keen focus on best practices, commercial excellence and consistency in delivery.  Goldman Sachs events are critical to maintaining the image of the firm and assisting in the development of key client relationships.    

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5-9 years’ experience in an event management role with strong project management and team leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in a fast-pace and dynamic organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Responsibilities:

 

Core focus: Takes Ownership & Accountability for events and conferences associated with business managed

 

  • Partners with lead business partners setting annual forecast, commercial management, service excellence and beset practices and innovation opportunities
  • Partners with vendor teams and is accountable for the oversight, management and execution of divisional events
  • Understand core goals and objectives of the businesses supported
  • Identify appropriate key stakeholders/groups/individuals in division to partner with
  • Financial Controls – responsible for building an accurate and thorough annual budget and adherence to that budget
  • Financial Reporting – responsible for weekly approvals, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
  • Team leadership – provide oversight and team leadership for project managers who are staffed on an event or conference for respective business. Be a go-to person for all team members with specific focus on best practices and consistency in delivery
  • Vendor procurement and management – includes contract negotiation on all specialty initiatives
  • Protects the firm’s and business’ reputation
  • Adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Brand and messaging strategy – maintain an overall brand strategy using firm resources
  • Content and presentation guidance – work with client team to provide guidance on agenda building, material design and speaker and presentation idea generation
  • Understand and lead protocol objectives for each event during both the planning and execution stages
  • On-site execution – accountable for overall success of the event
  • Acts willingly as a resource to other BCM’s and team members
  • Proactive – follows-up with clients for feedback post events and provides team timely updates (on processes/procedures and best practices)

 

Required Experience / Skills:

 

  • 5-9 years of experience in event management in a fast-paced corporate organization
  • Personal integrity, initiative, leadership qualities and the ability to work as part of a team in an environment that demands excellence, time and energy
  • Serves as an effective role model/strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrates gender and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to develop credibility with clients
  • Strong communication skills with proven ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities while maintaining high quality standards
  • Ability to adapt style as the situation requires
  • Strong negotiating/commercial skills

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html



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