Event Manager (fluent in French)

We are recruiting an ambitious and experienced Event Manager for the day-to-day ownership and delivery of DRC Mining Week, DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum and Nigeria Mining Week. These events are stand-alone market leaders in their markets and are recognised by both regional and international mining professionals.  

Requirements & Competencies: 

The candidate will assume full responsibility for a number of key areas within the event, including relationship management with stakeholders across the events;  assisting the Event Director with P&L management and monthly forecast reporting; consolidation of sales strategy and implementation into the team; contributing to the marketing strategy and assist the Marketing Manager with the implementation into the team; content management to ensure topic selection and content delivery is on-point for the sector and geography; operations insight and management with implementation into team; development and nurturing of new and existing strategic relationships to positively influence the event outcomes and development; annual submission of event business plan and budgets.  

  • 5+ year’s event & project management experience
  • Must be residing in Cape Town
  • Building and maintaining relationships with senior external stakeholders 
  • Administration skills – organised – planner 
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity in promotional campaigns across traditional and digital platforms  
  • Excellent communication skills across mediums   
  • Leadership & team motivation 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure 
  • Professionalism, integrity, must be well presented 
  • Computer literate – PC skills, especially Microsoft Office 
  • HubSpot (or similar Sales) CRM experience  
  • French speaking (preferably Congolese) 
  • Knowledge of the Mining sector an advantage 
  • Sales management and planning   
  • P&L budget management  
  • Accurate reporting and forecasting 
  • Understanding of Venue/Operations issues and their impact on the event 
  • Accurate analysis of competitors 


Project management: 

  • Work with the Event Director to shape and implement the events’ overall strategy in order to produce the commercial goals of the event 
  • Set and manage project delivery timelines  
  • Ensure team is resourced adequately 
  • Ensure team members are working smartly and productively 
  • Suitable engagement and ownership of revenue targets: 
  • Agree sales strategy with Group Commercial Director and Event Director  
  • Ensure delivery of sales strategy across project and digital platforms 
  • Maximise sponsorship and stand sales from existing and new clients 
  • Write and action major account plans and competitive strategies  
  • Engage with key revenue stakeholders to diversify the relationship lines into the organisation  
  • Monthly revenue forecasts and sales activities 

Product Development: 

  • Identify new/adjacent product areas to grow and develop existing events 
  • Work with Head of Content and Junior Event Manager to ensure effective content streams into the event which can influence new revenue streams   
  • Develop a digital engagement strategy for the event brands – featuring on the group mining digital platform 
  • Focus on building out data volume and quality for event profiles 
  • Establish and commit to a KPI metric for MQL generation across projects and influence achievement 

Reporting and Forecasting: 

  • Report on sales activity and sales results 
  • Maintain an up-to-date pipeline document with accurate forecasting 
  • Ensure P&L is continuously updated with accurate revenue and contribution forecasts – monthly  
  • Create and deliver annual event business plan and budget documents   


  • Establish with Marketing Manager the marketing initiatives to promote the events and conferences to potential industry professionals, both regionally and internationally  
  • Ensure a comprehensive and wide-ranging traditional and digital marketing campaign  
  • Measure and monitor marketing outputs  
  • Ensure that the marketing team produces and actions website analytics and digital engagement reports 

Stakeholder Management: 

  • Work closely with new and existing stakeholders of influence related to the events 
  • Work with external stakeholders and stakeholder groups to manage and increase all areas of their engagement with the event 
  • Develop features, conferences and other onsite content to support stakeholder attendance and participation at all levels 
  • Deliver any reporting commitments to external stakeholders 


  • Commitment to qualifying the content plan for the events 
  • Engage with Head of Content and Conference Producer to build a suitable and effective content plan for the event focus and geography  
  • Leverage content at all customer and stakeholder touch points  
  • Ensure a quality content plan that is delivered annually on the digital platforms 

Operations & Sales Admin: 

  • Maintain and manage the floor plan and ensure sales team update it correctly 
  • Ensure the exhibitor list is correct and the team maintain, develop and manage database records and sales communication 
  • Liaising with finance team to ensure invoicing and revenue collection is taking place in a timely fashion 
  • Ensuring critical event functions are informed of event timelines and key event initiatives to maximise their effectiveness across each event cycle 
  • Work with Ops team to ensure the event runs safely, and in a manner consistent with the expectations of the company, stakeholders and exhibitors.  
  • Supervise key account management across marketing, sponsorship and customer service team 


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