Vice President, Regional Event Manager – Global Markets

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank Of America / Merrill Lynch
  • 23 Aug 17

Vice President, Regional Event Manager – Global Markets

Job Description:
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:
Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World
Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion.

Position Description

  • Responsible for planning and coordinating client events for Global Markets in the Asia Pacific region
  • Serves as an advisor and event management expert, proposing value-add event activity and direction around marketing initiatives and priorities. This includes working with the lines of business on the strategic objective and program plan for each event
    • Builds and fosters working relationships with business heads and internal clients
  • Works on events from conception to reconciliation; including pre-event organization, budget management, onsite execution, staff management, senior management liaison, final cost analysis
    • Delivers flawless events from conception to reconciliation; including pre-con meetings, overall management of the event, working directly with the business, providing final cost analysis
    • Manages all logistics on-site and is responsible for making decisions and ensuring the flawless execution of event
    • Responsible for budget and timeline, choosing a venue, negotiating with suppliers, preparing creative collateral, ensuring all events are within corporate guidelines
    • Measures the success of each event with the right metrics
  • Proactively works to mitigate risk, as an enterprise control function
    • Ensures events are planned within company guidelines and manages the risks associated with events to protect the brand. Proactively engages Compliance, Legal, Risk, Corporate Security, Corporate Communications and other key partners as needed
  • Work independently on a daily basis, both in the office and on-site at events
  • Works closely with regional marketing relationship managers to maximize opportunities and fully leverage the global marketing platform

Key requirements:
  • Have a natural ability to build relationships with key partners & manage relationships
  • Previous experience in a similar role for a financial institution
  • Specific experience in managing both internal and external client events, including conferences and higher end/premiere hospitality events.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with demanding and challenging event hosts.
  • Excels under pressure and confident handling last-minute details and changes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and with the ability to learn many internal processes and procedures
  • A strong team player with excellent communication skills; ability to partner well with all levels in the organization and work well in a team environment
  • Professional demeanor; decisive with strong interpersonal skills
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Based in HKG and willingness to travel

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer.

Posting Date: 16/06/2017
Location: HK--Hong Kong

Full / Part-time: Full time
Hours Per Week: 40