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The Rum Runner delivers market leading cocktails

Events & Operations Manager

£25k – £28k
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The Rum Runner:

Founded in 2013 by Sam Paget – Steavenson, the Rum Runner is one of the leading cocktail events businesses in the UK that prides itself on delivering drinks of the highest standard to a range of prestigious clients across the country. The Rum Runner is planning to scale events in 2019 and, as such, we are looking for an experienced events manager to lead and deliver this growth. The business is also developing a product and the events manager will be assisting in this area and supporting this launch.

Job Brief:

The Rum Runner is seeking a competent Events Manager to grow, plan, oversee and organize events that will have a real impact. You will ensure that events are successful, cost effective, whilst paying close attention to budget and time constraints.

We need an Events Manager who has a firm understanding of marketing and promotion techniques, as a key element of the role will be winning new business through building strong relationships with caterers, events companies, corporate and private clients. This is also relevant in terms of identifying and converting potential sales targets from a product perspective.

A deep network within this space is favorable. Above all, we want to see enthusiastic, charismatic candidates who can bring fresh ideas to the table and razor sharp organizational skills - nothing should be left to chance! The Rum Runner is growing quickly and we need candidates who are comfortable with fast paced environments with the energy needed to push the business into its next phase of growth.

Due to the seasonal nature of the business, you will be required to work a number of weekends and compensated accordingly.


- Win new business to ensure pipeline of events is in line with quarterly revenue and gross profit targets. High conversion rate and the ability to close a deal is crucial

- Plan events from start to finish. This includes preparation of budget, purchasing of raw materials, hiring or part-time staff, and delivery of event itself. Executing in line with required gross profit targets.

- Bring creative ideas to the table to enhance events and profitability of the business more generally.

- Source and negotiate deals with vendors and suppliers

- Organise and oversee staff hire for events (bartenders, runners etc.) including supervision of all staff and co-ordination with caterers and partners.
Lead promotional activities for the event and for winning new business

- Analyse the success of events and prepare monthly and quarterly reports for management team


- 2-3 years as an Event Manager within the hospitality sector

- Skilled in project management

- Computer literate. Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint

- Proven knowledge of KPI’s and marketing techniques for event management

- Outstanding communication skills and ability to negotiate

- Superb organizational skills

- Winning mentality; team player who can lead from the front, with customer orientated focus

- Driving License

- Compensation

Basic salary of up to £28k per annum depending on experience
Bonus of up to 15% based on company and personal performance
24 days paid annual leave