You’re a results-driven and member-service focused professional. You understand the care, effort, and organization that it takes to manage relationships with members.
Now, you’re looking to take your talents to an organization where you can take the next step in your career and have greater independence and entrepreneurship within your role, and we have just the opportunity for you.
Founded in 1959, FCPC is the largest voice of the Canadian food, beverage and consumer products industry. Our association represents small, independent and privately-owned companies, as well as large multinationals, who manufacture and distribute in Canada. Our work is grounded in advocacy: making sure that our members have every opportunity to continue to deliver safe and affordable products that enrich people’s lives.
We’re looking for an Events Manager for a maternity leave replacement so we can continue to provide our members with outstanding networking and educational opportunities.
If that sounds like you, we’re excited to meet you!
Recognized for the exceptional quality of our events, you’ll be responsible for supporting the strategic planning, budgeting, execution, and oversight of FCPC initiatives to further the mission of the organization.
You’ll work collaboratively with the Director and fellow staff on all elements of each event, including logistics, content management, marketing, negotiations, and schedules. This role will require someone with a high degree of organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
We’re looking for someone who thrives in high-pressure environments and always rises to the occasion – someone who always maintains a high-level strategic overview while being able to manage all the groundwork to ensure a flawless experience for event goers.
Practically speaking, some of your responsibilities will include:
- Establishing and maintaining an annual event calendar to include critical paths, speaker sourcing, revenue and expense budgets
- Creating and managing the events management budget in collaboration with the Director
- Managing event sponsorship opportunities, tracking and fulfillment
- Achieving the revenue and other set goals for scheduled events
- Simultaneously managing and executing multiple events of varying sizes at any one time
- Oversight and facilitation of event briefings and coordination of speakers/presenters
- Coordination of post-event communications, feedback surveys and analysis to refine future events
- Development of marketing strategy for each event in collaboration with the Director, including managing marketing materials for all events
Working with Us
This is a full-time, 15-month maternity leave contract, with flexible core hours and attractive compensation commensurate with experience. You’ll also need to work occasional evenings and weekends as required by various events.
We’re a small group (just 24 people!), which has allowed us to develop a close and positive team culture. You’ll often find people working outside of their roles, pitching in, and being a resource for their colleagues.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in event management or similar
- Experience working in the events management
- Experience in a role that required strong negotiation and marketing skills
- Experience with project management/coordination
- Experience working with clients, vendors, media, and talent
- Proficient in MS Office (calendar management, formulas, presentations etc.) and database management
- Knowledge of event attendee technology platforms (i.e. mobile apps, audience participation tools, etc.)
- Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certified Meeting Management (CMM) designation is an asset
How to Apply
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.
We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button.
We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.