Event Manager (Lead)

Opus - Impact Seattle, Washington Beaverton, Oregon United States


Description

Position at Opus

WHO WE ARE

Opus Agency partners with world-shaping brands like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce to catalyze movements through shared experiences. Crafted through our end-to-end capabilities and propelled from the epicenter of events, content, and community, these experiences are renowned for accelerating momentum—and success—for everyone involved.  

Built across four decades, we scale excellence at the forefront of focused strategy, fearless creativity, emerging technology, and agile delivery. Today, as the flagship of The Opus Group, our team members are outperforming from hubs throughout the United States, in the heart of London, and around the world. 

If you embody our cultural pillars—if you can bring versatility, embody optimism, elevate integrity, catalyze curiosity, and own excellence—then join us in fueling the future of brand movements. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are searching for a Project Manager to join our Opus team. This role will be responsible for managing components on multiple medium to large -scale programs and/or lead small to medium-scale programs. You are responsible for the success of the project by ensuring stakeholders, internal teams, vendors, and additional contributors understand what is expected of them and to drive seamless execution. Project Managers are strong communicators that anticipate their clients’ needs, drive planning schedules, manage budgets, and understand Opus processes to deliver unique experiences.

Must be results oriented, able to meet demanding deadlines and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • 3 - 5 years of project management experience preferably within the event industry
  • Has managed multiple workstreams or programs from small to medium scale (at minimum a 500 person event). **Please specify events worked on and role in resume.**
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year institution preferred
  • Must be results oriented, able to meet demanding deadlines and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently manages components on a variety of events and experiential campaigns  
  • Demonstrates leadership, strong project management and consultation skills when conducting business with clients, vendors, and Opus team members.  
  • Seen as a trusted partner of clients
  • Exhibits critical thinking, multi-tasking and problem-solving capabilities  
  • Ability to anticipate areas of risk and implement creative solutions  
  • Effectively manages a high volume of work and consistently provides a high quality of work output  
  • Meets on a regular basis with members of project team to discuss project progress, challenges, and solutions.  
  • Partner with financial manager to accurately manage budgets, obtains written client approval and maintains timely updates preventing budget overruns and increasing client expenditure awareness.  
  • Maintains independent working relationships and establishes excellent customer service with clients and vendors.  
  • Negotiates with vendors to achieve higher caliber service and/or costs savings on behalf of client  
  • Understands Opus best practices and overall agency operations  
  • Actively participates and contributes to department meetings, trainings, initiatives, and committees  
  • Able to effectively prioritize and delegate to staff above and below this position.  
  • Maintains clear communication with manager and/or client, regarding special problems or exceptions to policies and procedures.  
  • Train and mentor junior members of the team 
  • Assume responsibility for success of assigned components of an event or project, meeting client objectives and client and manager expectation
  • Utilize creative problem solving all along the planning cycle, consistently looking for ways to deliver more effectively
  • Responsible for effective and timely communication between internal team, clients, and vendors via phone and email

COMPETENCIES

  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of event cycles
  • Leadership skills
  • Project / Task Management
  • Autonomy / Self-Direction
  • Team orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Professional written & verbal communication
  • Microsoft Office & Google suite program experience
  • Displays critical thinking, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong project management and client management skills.
  • Identifies risks and develops creative solutions
  • Understands planning interdependencies
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication, presentation skills, email & memo writing.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload on multiple projects & events simultaneously.
  • Successfully perform in high stress, fast-paced environment.
  • Accept changes with short notice and tolerate frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  • Work cooperatively with other employees, vendors, and clients.
  • Portray professional presence through superior communication, presentation, promptness, and appearance.
  • Always shows high level of ethics, integrity, and values

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN RETURN

  • Full time position
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Health & Dental Insurance (choice of plans)
  • 100% Employer paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • Opportunity to elect additional life insurance and LTD insurance at employee expense
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars to flexible spending accounts
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Flexibility in work schedules
  • Generous time off

Job Title: Project Manager – Corporate Events

Group/Team: Enablement/Impact

Reports to: Sr. Project Manager/ Director of Project Management

Location: Beaverton, Seattle or Remote

Employment Type: FT, Salaried, Non-Exempt

Travel Requirements: 20%

 

Physical Requirements:

Individuals will be required to sit for the majority of the day and will be required to stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.  Individuals will be required to travel via airplane, train, taxi, car and/or other means of transportation as needed.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.”

Vaccination Policy:

Like everyone else across the US and around the world – Opus/MAS/Tencue has and continues to monitor the on-going spread of COVID-19 – with the health and safety of both our teams and clients as a number one priority. Opus/MAS/Tencue implemented a policy that requires all employees (with limited exceptions) to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to employment.

OTHER DUTIES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee/ candidate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Opus Agency does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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