Head of Corporate Events and Exhibitions

Would you like to play a pivotal role in establishing the company’s brand and profile through delivery of our international and domestic corporate events? We currently have a vacancy for Head of Corporate Events and Exhibitions at our site in Farnborough.

As Head of Corporate Events and Exhibitions you will be leading a small team of events experts to deliver trade shows, educational symposiums, technology shows and other events in support of our international strategy and business winning objectives. These events will showcase and promote the breadth of BAE Systems capabilities, products and cutting edge technology for the future.

This role will provide you with the chance to have a real impact on our corporate strategy and reputation by supporting the successful delivery of flagship events to customers worldwide. You will be working in collaboration with all our businesses to ensure our exhibitions portray ‘one company’.

Your main responsibilities as Head of Corporate Events and Exhibitions will involve:

Developing the strategy and programme of annual corporate events and exhibitions that will shape the businesses reputation in the marketplace

Planning, coordinating and influencing event content across multiple businesses and geographies

Liaising with senior management across the business, including the BAE Systems Executive Committee

Managing a significant budget to the best effect, showcasing the business capabilities and customer offerings

Building network of trusted teams and events specialists to deliver a cohesive BAE Systems offering

Managing relationships with key events providers and external suppliers

Working across the Lines of Business, Sectors and Functions to maximise coordination and alignment of business objectives

Working in close collaboration with the Communications function to build positive brand to support key business objectives and enhance the company’s reputation

Your skills and qualifications:

Extensive experience of project delivery and strategic vision within an international Sales & Marketing environment, preferably within the Defence sector

Experience of managing multiple, complex projects and campaigns in an international delivery environment

Comprehensive understanding of BAE Systems project governance across multiple business units

Proven track record of effectively managing global key suppliers within the Corporate Events arena

Engagement at senior level, with the ability to agree appropriate strategy

Budgetary planning & execution skills (ideally including control of key supplier budgets)

Leadership skills

Knowledge and interest of the Defence sector or a related field

What we’re looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator comfortable engaging with people at all levels, including Executive Management and Board Directors. You will be an experienced leader capable of coaching, supporting and influencing diverse teams to deliver success. You will be able to think outside the box to identify new opportunities and bring innovative thinking to continue evolving our external brand and positioning and will have a proven ability to collaborate with and influence divers teams across Organisations.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Farnborough

Head Office

BAE Systems Head Office is in Central London, with a number of support functions and functional specialists based in Farnborough, Hampshire. Head Office is home to a wide range of vital departments, from Strategy and Legal, to HR and Procurement. It is an exciting environment, where people at all levels in the business exchange ideas and develop new projects.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

Join us and you’ll be at the heart of BAE Systems corporate management. The sheer technical, commercial and cultural diversity of our worldwide business will give you enough challenge and variety to last a career. Throughout it all, we’re committed to help you pursue your own ambitions and fulfil your interests within the business.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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