Senior Event Operations Manager

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(23/02/2024 12:08)
Jan 2024-16718
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Event Operations

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JOB TITLE: Senior Event Operations Manager

BRAND:               Legal Media Group

REPORTS TO:     Global Head of Research and Operations

DEPARTMENT: Operations

LOCATIONS:       London



Our Legal Media business serves professionals across the financial and professional services sector, covering markets such as legal and banking sectors. We are a highly diversified business with services that support clients' market intelligence, business development, and workflow solutions. Under the parent company known as Delinian, we have over 1,000 colleagues located mainly within three hubs (London, New York, Hong Kong) and customers in over 150 countries. Our research department publishes market-leading information online for in-house counsel, external practitioners and industry leaders in core practice areas including international tax, international financial law, intellectual property and life sciences, and litigation/arbitration. 


We pride ourselves on our P.A.C.E. culture: proactive, agile, customer-focused, entrepreneurial, which enables knowledgeable professionals to do their best work. We also believe in autonomy, accountability, passion, and a sense of humor.


Delinian is a global B2B information-services portfolio business. Delinian’s brands provide actionable data, analysis, intelligence and access in markets where information and convening market participants are valued. Delinian has over 2,200 employees located in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on our parent company and our strategy, please visit:



Our business is transforming as we seek to retain the relevance our brands have within the markets they serve, while also taking advantage of our scale to deliver better results for our customers. This means laser focus on responding to our client's needs for specialism, while also building common tools and functions that allow us to meet customer's needs better.


We are seeking a Senior Event Operations Manager with an eye for detail and the experience to lead on a series of awards events and manage an events operations team.  This individual will oversee the event departments budget, ensuring spend on events are carefully managed to the budget set, ensuring costs are documented accurately and work with the Finance to ensure clear reconciliation.  As team leader, the successful candidate will demonstrate project management and stakeholder management skills. They will have experience of training and develop junior team members in addition to managing and building supplier relationships.  This role will require travel to our international events.



The Senior Operations Manager is responsible for:

  • Running a number of events around the world end-to-end, from planning to execution
  • Project management of your events, driving discussions with marketing, sales, and product development teams to align Operational outcomes with overall business strategies.
  • Managing the FY24 event budget, driving down costs where possible, to ensure events are delivered within the budget set.
  • Leading the Event Operations team; setting objectives, conducting regular 121s, and ensuring adherence to process.
  • Line management of 2 team members, and other individuals on a project basis
  • Ensuring all events are appropriately resourced, at all stages, from planning to execution.
  • Ensure all processes and documentation are in place, understood and adhered to via weekly reporting and holding team members accountable for budget management processes and activities.
  • Scheduling to align events with teams expectations across the portfolio.
  • Build and maintain supplier relationships on a strategic level for efficiency and cost saving purposes.
  • Manage internal processes with Finance and Legal teams.
  • Responsibility for managing software and systems used to drive efficiency and better workflow.
  • Liaising with delegates/sponsors/guests and managing sponsorship deliverables.
  • Technical knowledge, understanding of regulations and specifications – e.g. Risk Assessments
  • Cultivating positive relationships with junior team members to foster collaboration and support for organizational goals.
  • Objective setting, career development and training for team members to encourage to develop technical and soft skills.



The Legal Media Group is passionate about our brands, our products, our customers, and the ability to retain them.



  • 5 years of demonstrable experience in the Event Operations sphere, end to end from
  • Demonstrable ownership of running an event, end-to-end, from conception to delivery
  • Demonstrable experience of  for budget management, reporting and reconciliation
  • Solution-oriented mindset with a focus on maintaining positive relationships
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on projects using various reporting methods
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing an Operations team
  • Solid understanding of Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail for dealing with trophy proof and booking forms.


  • You will receive a salary in the range of £40-45,000 depending on experience as well as other benefits, including paid holidays, volunteer days, sick, floating and other discretionary gifted days.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements (with attendance in the office a minimum of once a week) and place a strong emphasis on a good work/life balance
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning resources for training and upskilling
  • Corporate culture with active employee resource groups focused on women, race & ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disabilities, and wellbeing.


The annual salary range for this position is £40-45,000. The actual compensation may vary based on work experience, education and skill levels. Our total compensation packages may also include competitive annual bonuses, commissions, or quarterly MBOs, dependent on the role. These will be discussed with you during the interview process.  The salary range represents Delinian’s good faith belief of the current market-value for the role at the time of this posting and is provided in support of New York’s Salary Transparency initiative.

Delinian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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