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Event Director

 

Job Title: Event Director

Reports To: Managing Director​ 

Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Start Date: Immediate

EXTREME is a unique brand, community and purpose driven company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated approach that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of some of the world's most innovative destinations, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

Our impact is to drive and support an active and healthy lifestyle, sport participation, positive mental health, job creation, accessibility for all, sustainable infrastructure investment and tourism.

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Extreme Events curates and produces large scale events and festivals across extreme and adventure sports, motorsports, music, lifestyle and entertainment sectors. We also represent the IP and commercial rights of 3rd party events and brands in the Middle East.

Extreme have formed a partnership with a global fashion and beauty media brand to establish a series of events throughout the Middle East, under the title of a high profile global fashion media brand. The events are to be launched in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and rolled out across EMEA.

 

Extreme Events are seeking an experienced Event Director to work closely with the senior executive team to manage all aspects of launching, organizing and producing the annual series of fashion and beauty events which are to be initially launched in Jeddah and Riyadh.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Event Management: 

This is a fast-paced and busy environment that requires working to tight deadlines.  It requires extensive contact with internal colleagues, stakeholders, international partners, agencies and sponsors. As the Event Director you will:

  • Manage and support your event team comprising of commercial sales, marketing and promotion, editorial content, event operations and production and finance. 

  • Oversee the appointment of freelancers, agencies and contractors

  • Create close working relationships with the wider Extreme team, partner agencies who are integral to the project, as well as other stakeholders 

  • Maintain a structured working environment 

 

Commercial:

  • Manage the commercial sales team to deliver budgeted revenues across sponsorship, exhibitor stands, F&B and other commercial revenue streams 

  • Manage the marketing and promotional team to deliver budgeted consumer ticket and trade delegate sales revenues 

Editorial:

  • Work with our partner agency and brand custodians to deliver the structured programme of editorial content

Operations and Production:

  • Manage the team responsible for operational planning and delivery of the events including all elements of production

 

Financial:

 

  • Manage the event budget with all departments, working with the finance team on weekly P&L and cash flow forecasting. 

  • Weekly progress and financial reporting to the MD and Board

 

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • Within the organization, the position has primary working relationships with the MD, senior management team, core event team 

  • Outside the organization, the position coordinates with multiple stakeholders including the brand guardians, fashion brands and houses, event venues, multiple supplier agencies, and freelancers /support staff. 

COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE

  • Either gained in a B2B or B2C organisation the successful candidate must have strong team leadership and management experience, strong budget management, and international experience, gained within the event industry.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fast-paced creative fashion and beauty environment 

  • Proven track record of delivering event projects on time and commercially on budget 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 

  • Fluent Arabic speaker (preferable)

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with strong attention to detail

  • Strong time management and administrative skills with the ability to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines

  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills with the ability to monitor and act quickly to the needs of the project, suggesting and making changes if required

  • Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently

  • Able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends and international travel

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HOW TO APPLY

 

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to joinus.ksa@extremeinternational.com quoting reference – Event Director – Fashion  with your CV and Motivation Letter telling us why you are the right person for this role.

Please specify details of current remuneration and salary expectations