Operations Manager

Posted 11 April 2024
Salary£40k - 45k per year + bonus + benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineExhibition Recruitment AgencyEvent Recruitment Agency
Contact NameMegan Mitchell

Job description

2 days home working offered, with 3 days from the London offices - Your chance to join a leading conference and exhibition organiser and take your career to the next level!


This leading conference and exhibition organiser are renowned for organising and delivering award winning exhibitions and conferences across the globe!  With a busy portfolio of events across the year, they operate in a range of markets including healthcare and technology.

Priding themselves on building a strong client base through flawless delivery and first class service, this highly regarded agency have been recognised on multiple occasions as a leading innovator in their market.

Offering an excellent working environment, strong team ethos, competitive salaries and fantastic career opportunities, this is an opportunity not to be missed!


Due to their ongoing success, they are now looking for an Operations Manager to join their team and be responsible for delivering a portfolio of exhibitions across the year.

A broad role, responsibilities will include:

  • Producing high quality events within agreed budget and deadlines
  • Ensuring the technical aspects of all events run smoothly
  • Management and implementation of internal and external Service Level Agreements
  • Budget management
  • Negotiation with suppliers to ensure best prices without compromising on quality
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Health and Safety management of shows whilst onsite
  • Writing Risk Assessments & Fire Risk Assessments for shows
  • Design and production of all feature areas
  • Liaison with contractors, suppliers, and exhibitors
  • Post event reporting and analysis
  • Day to day liaison with internal event teams
  • Management and maintenance of floorplans & online technical manuals
  • Ensuring the fulfilment of all sponsorship and contra deals
  • Manage events onsite independently or with the support of the Operations Coordinator / Executive


Candidates must have similar experience gained from working within an exhibitions environment and have a proven background of managing their own exhibitions from brief through to delivery. Candidates must be client facing and would benefit from experience in floor plan production and management, in addition to solid budget management skills.

In return this agency is giving you the opportunity to take your career to the next level, working with some of the best in the business - this is an opportunity not 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 www.live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.

Vacancy ref: MM11943

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.