Event Operations Manager at Informa (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Company Description

Informa Markets provides customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through live, virtual and hybrid events, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. People are at the heart of Informa Markets. Our business thrives on the passion and entrepreneurship of our 4,000+ colleagues, who deliver over 500 international events and brands in more than 40 countries across the globe. Using our industry insight, comprehensive portfolio of markets, content, and digital resources, we are passionate about creating platforms for our customers to connect and shaping environments that enable businesses to flourish.

Job Description

We are seeking an Operations Manager to work in our Irving, Texas office.

What You’ll Get to do as an Operations Manager

·Show your love of the game as the ultimate team player and captain. Participate in industrious and innovative teams to create premiere in-person events. Lead a team of dotted line reports to produce tradeshows, conferences, and extraordinary events 

·Be a globetrotter! You will travel around the US and perhaps, the world, executing site selection and inspection trips and producing in-person trade events. 

·Let your creative flare sparkle. Help develop overall look and feel of events and coordinate signage and graphic plans. Order graphics, manage and track the creative process and ensure accurate placement of graphics onsite.

·Create the story. Communicate the big picture and the smallest details to your contracted vendors (venues, general services contractors, A/V and IT providers, caterers, decorators) to build every component of the client experience. 

·Crunch the numbers. Through research, cost analysis and negotiations, determine the cost to support building the dream. The Operations Manager develops and manages the show production costs, tracks spending, identifies areas of cost savings, provides monthly forecasts, and pays applicable vendors.

·Sign on the dotted line. Request and review vendor contracts. Collaborate with legal and the Director of Operations and Procurement to ensure no detail of fine print is missed.


What We Expect You’ve Already Done 

·Four-year degree or related work experience.

·4 - 6 years of experience in trade show, conference and/or event experience required.

·Background in tradeshow / event / conference operations or with a general service contractor or convention facility.

·Demonstrated strong interpersonal. time management and organization skills with experience in overlapping deadlines and managing complex projects or events.

·Floor plan development and management.

·Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel.

·Prior experience working within and managing a budget.


What Makes You Stand Out?

(These are not requirements but show us how you shine!)

·High emotional IQ with an ability to stay calm under pressure. 

·Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment. 

·Experience with both in-person and digital or hybrid events.

·Positive attitude, flexibility, and adaptability. 

·Knowledge / proficiency in Adobe creative programs (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.). 

·Prior experience with Map Your Show, a2z, EXPOCAD or similar platform.

·Prior experience in sponsorship fulfillment.

Additional Information

What’s In It For You 

Informa Markets is dedicated to creating balanced, inclusive work environments which provide equal opportunities for all colleagues, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, identity or experience. We are committed to building an inclusive culture that recognizes talent without discrimination, supports colleague wellbeing, and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. 

We offer: 

Competitive Compensation Package 

Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities

Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, vision) 

401K and Matching 

Employee Stock Purchase Program 

Generous PTO policy 

Work-life balance 

Additional discounts through various partnerships

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.  

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Informa operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. Informa was founded in 1998. It has 3741 total employees. To see all 371 open jobs at Informa, click here.
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