Senior Global Events Manager

27 Nov 2016
02 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Execute the delivery of top-notch, on-brand and engaging internal and external corporate events to ensure a memorable experience for all key stakeholders.

• Responsibility for planning and implementation of internal and external corporate events of strategic importance for ABB
• Manage main stakeholders expectations including CEO and EC board at ABB Headquarters and globally with a high level of independent management and decision-making
• Further drive the evolution of the corporate event in terms of integration of new and innovative tools, i.e. social media, conference apps, digital usage etc.
• Determine objectives, event theme and key messages in line with the communication strategy / target audience
• Manage all suppliers and event contractors independently. Ensure continued cost control and quality assurance
• Draw up cost estimates and manage cost efficient implementation
• Develop event concept and processes incl. checklist, briefings, feedback forms, debriefings
• Project management, development, overall coordination & implementation of event program, internal and external briefing meetings, social program, guest speakers, presentations, documentation, etc.
• Manage guest-management processes i.e. invitations and registration database
• Provide on-site management of events and coordinate all venue related activities i.e. stage setup, audio & visual, catering, accommodation requirements, transportation, security, cleaning, etc.
• Debrief meetings, invoicing, and comparison of event costs against estimates
• Evaluate locations & requirements

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in arranging large internal and external corporate events
• Well connected within the event and conference industry with good links with local (and international) vendors, suppliers, agents, technical service providers.
• Experience in managing large budgets and cost control
• Ability to adapt to local conventions and functioning
• Ability to work independently and the ability to make decision
• Experience in working with Board members and the EC suite including the CEO
• Flexible working hours: Work after hours and over weekends prior to the events if required
• Fluent in German and English
• Organizational talent and high level of efficiency
• Proven ability to deal with stress and time pressure
• Exceptional eye for detail, high quality standard