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Event Manager
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Temporary - Employee
  • Job #16554

This is an exciting 12+ month contract with one of the largest financial institutions in North America. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Events, the Event Manager will play a crucial role in creating and managing exceptional meetings and events. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your creativity and expertise while delivering unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s organizing in-person gatherings or virtual engagements, you’ll be responsible for every aspect, from planning and execution to post-event analysis. By staying up-to-date with the latest event technologies and trends, you’ll ensure that our participants leave with positive and lasting memories.

In this role, building trust and strong relationships with stakeholders and sponsors is essential for developing meetings that align with our business objectives. You’ll collaborate with dynamic colleagues who are experts in their fields, eager to share their knowledge with you. Our leaders will inspire and support you, helping you reach your full potential and soar to new heights.

You’ll have the daily opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world. Join us and discover how you can contribute to brighter futures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and execution of various events, including national kick-offs, regional meetings, roadshows, educational conferences, multi-day meetings, and incentive travel

  • Take ownership of different event aspects, such as project management, budget management, creative ideation, website development, registration, communications, promotional materials, travel arrangements, gift selection, food and beverage management, seating plans, and more

  • Source, contract, and manage vendors, including destination management companies, venues, translation services, keynote speakers, graphic designers, and promotional item providers

  • Incorporate innovative ways to engage and interact with our audiences, creating memorable and enduring experiences

  • Collaborate with business partners to develop impactful agendas, key messages, and themes for events, leveraging your industry network to recommend engaging external speakers

  • Conduct research to recommend suitable hotel properties and conference facilities in North America

  • Ensure exceptional performance in operations, strategy, creative execution, and event effectiveness

  • Develop and manage detailed project schedules, milestone checkpoints, and marketing and communication strategies for all events

  • Adhere to company policies and industry best practices throughout the event planning processes, from pre-event to post-event activities

  • Manage event budgets, identify opportunities for cost savings, and handle financial administration tasks

  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts, making processes more efficient while delivering high-quality results


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Strong relationship-building skills to collaborate with stakeholders and develop creative and innovative event experiences

  • A university degree or college diploma in a related field

  • 3 or more years of experience leading or assisting with multi-faceted events, both virtually and in person

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Interpersonal, leadership, budget management, project management, and analytical skills

  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, and coaching abilities

  • Knowledge of industry-related contracts and terminology (e.g., hotels, venues, speakers, destination management companies)

  • Experience with marketing and communication strategies for virtual and in-person events

  • Innovative problem-solving abilities and adaptability to change and ambiguity

  • Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy, and respect for business protocol

  • Self-motivation and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners

  • A drive for continuous improvement and willingness to challenge the status quo

  • Agency experience in a similar role, with in-depth complex budget management experience

  • Understanding of distribution channels and proficient knowledge of tax legislation applicable to meetings

  • Experience in meeting planning within the financial services industry

    If you meet these qualifications, please apply to this opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you.