Commercial Director - Exhibition Organiser

Posted 20 June 2024
SalaryFlexible dependent on experience
Job type Permanent
DisciplineExhibition Recruitment AgencyEvent Recruitment Agency
Contact NameMegan Mitchell

Job description

This is a unique opportunity to lead the commercial function for a rapidly growing events company across a range of leading international exhibitions!


This leading international B2B exhibition and conference organiser are specialists in high tech, high growth industries. Founded in 2017, they successfully launched a range of brand-new exhibition events covering diverse industries including battery technology, renewable energy, electric vehicles and advanced materials. Their aim is to connect buyers and suppliers whilst continuing to be an essential meeting place for business leaders and innovators from around the world.


They are now looking for a Commercial Director to join the team and be responsible for the management and recruitment of a growing sales team with new launches planned for 2026/27.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Management of Event Directors and Exhibition Managers, working with the CEO and MD to set top line event sales targets, KPI's and ensure delivery.
  • Mentor and support the sales team to deliver weekly sales targets and effective pipeline management through the CRM system Salesforce.
  • Support sales team where appropriate on headline relationship management across the portfolio.
  • Lead and manage recruitment with the sales team expected to grow by 15% - 20% per year working with recruitment partners.
  • Work with Operations Director to reduce costs where appropriate and grow bottom line returns.




The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading sales teams across multiple product area. You will require solid experience of international exhibition/sponsorship sales across large scale events and experience of commercially successful conferences would be desirable.

Joining the company at a pivotal time in their growth, with excellent trajectory, attractive bonus and profit share package, private health cover and much more - this is not an opportunity to be missed!

Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.

Vacancy Ref: MM12392

As a specialist events recruitment agency we help our clients build the most talented and diverse teams in the UK. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, embracing diversity across all intersecting dimensions, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, well-being, abilities, and neurodiversity. We are dedicated to ensuring a supportive and accessible recruitment process. If you require any adjustments or accommodations for any reason, please do not hesitate to let us know.