Oct 13, 2023

Event Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Management

Job Description

  • Join us for an exciting 2024

  • Be part of a fun, dynamic and fast paced environment

  • An opportunity to support our events team

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What we’re doing…

We are looking for an experienced event manager to join us for a 12-month paternity leave contract. We’re on the hunt for an experienced Event Manager who loves running large scale events, for both internal and external stakeholders. This role would suit someone who is an organisational extraordinaire, thrives working with people day in and day out and has a high attention to detail. You’ll bring a wealth of knowledge about destination experiences, travel and the logistical components involved while displaying strong communication skills. You’ll be surrounded by the buzz and work alongside fun and driven individuals who enjoy creating amazing experiences.  While no two days are ever the same, you’ll be doing:

  • Running events end to end autonomously

  • Deliver a variety of events programs including B2B events targeted at customers, education based events and high end customer incentive trips, Industry Awards nights and internal events for our people

  • Deliver client hospitality program

  • Support the Snr Manager by playing a significant role in short and long term strategic planning for the overall customer program

  • Manage contract approvals with legal and ensure commitments and payments are made on time

  • Update and maintain an accurate events calendar

  • Keep abreast of market intelligence to provide relevant information around industry events and competitor activity

  • Deliver post-campaign reporting and evaluation for all events, including ROI assessment and recommendations for future activity

  • Travel and out of hours events is a crucial part of this role (we do make sure you get this time back – but this is not a 9-5 role)

  • Ensure all projects are delivered to a high standard, on time and on budget

  • Work cross functionally across REA Group

  • Lead, manage and oversee budget management, quarterly reporting, and event reporting

Who we’re looking for…

  • 7+ years of event management experience

  • High attention to detail – you love working at a fast pace and able to adapt and thrive in an evolving environment

  • Proven experience thriving and succeeding in fast-paced high growth environment across multiple segments

  • A great communicator, able to liaise with stakeholders form all functions, at all levels

  • Strong project management skills, from concept to execution

  • Display inspirational and visible leadership

  • Demonstrate experience in events management

  • Proven experience in running large scale events (500+) as well as international programs

  • Experience with event management software (Events Air)

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/about-us/news-and-insights/blog/rea-groups-evolution-of-hybrid-working/

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?