INNOVATIVE, DYNAMIC AND PROACTIVE

The Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro®) is an international research and event organiser focusing in the areas of finance and risk management. Our mission and objective is to bring the latest insights, best practices and thought-leadership to industry professionals. We offer international conferences, webinars and training courses through industry researched programs, renowned regulators and practitioners.

The Center for Financial Professionals is a young, dynamic and fast moving organisation able to respond to market changes quickly and appropriately position our products and services to the correct audience, at the correct time and ahead of the competition.

Want to fulfill your potential? Do you want to start a project and stay connected every step of the way to ensure success from research and production, marketing, sales and on-site management? Have you worked at other events organisations and found you were underutilised, unappreciated, financially not rewarded and feel you can do better? Do you work well alone and in a small team, to ensure you and the team are successful?

We welcome talented individuals to join the team in sales, marketing and conference production.

If you would like to know more or to submit your CV for consideration, please email careers@cefpro.com

CONFERENCE PRODUCTION POSITIONS
Conference Producer
Successful conference producers are at the heart of any event – in-depth research, targeting appropriate market segments, effective programme writing, speaker procurement, and onsite management are just some of the areas of activity. You will be joining an established team within the fast-growing business sector producing industry leading international conferences in Europe and North America.

 

The role and responsibilities:

  • CFP have roles available for entry-level graduates, with internal and external training provided, as well as more experienced conference producers that wish to take their initial experience to the next level
  • Commercially viable conferences are based on in-depth market research primarily through telephone calls, and initial secondary research
  • Identify new, interesting and viable topics and business ideas
  • Based on research, to effectively write programmes of commercial use to the industry to be promoted
  • To seek and speak to senior industry professionals in their field to research topics and/or invite to present
  • Ensure that sales and marketing campaigns are maximised and the full potential of the research-driven event is fulfilled
  • Managing your own portfolio of projects you will be responsible for the overall success of the event you produce
  • Communicate effectively with the sales, marketing and logistical teams

 

The person:

  • A desire to succeed, to find a role that is personally and professionally rewarding and to advance your skills and experience
  • Strong academic background, with at least a 2:2
  • Commercial acumen, with an understanding of the sales and marketing process an advantage
  • Great research, communication and interpersonal skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, a deep desire to succeed and achieve goals
  • Energy, enthusiasm and desire in abundance, you will be self-motivated, pro-active and a problem solver to help achieve goals and targets
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and is willing to travel

 

Department & Supervisor:

You will be supervised by and report to the Events Director

Type of Employment:
Full-time contract
Location:
Hertfordshire

Company Benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive Salary
  • Trips to NYC – Business trip
  • Great working environment

 Recruiter Contact Information:

To apply please contact chris.simou@cfp-events.com with your CV and cover letter.

SALES POSITIONS
Telesales Executive

The role and responsibilities

  • Cold Calling prospective clients
  • Obtaining email addresses
  • Arranging telephone appointments
  • Previous telesales experience is required
  • To be well spoken, articulate and highly motivated to succeed
To apply please contact chris.simou@cfp-events.com with your CV and cover letter.
Sponsorship Sales Executive

A very attractive opportunity has arisen as a Sponsorship Sales Executive to join our friendly and sociable team to sell across and secure sponsorship revenue. Hosting an impressive portfolio of events, which are international and features established and launch initiatives, and a growing publishing arm, the Sponsorship Sales Executive role is an exciting opportunity for a professional to continue their career.

The Role:

CFP is looking for a Sponsorship Sales Executive to sell multi-tiered sponsorship packages for their events and publishing. You will be required to seek out appropriate partners, develop relationships with relevant decision makers and sell over the counter (OTC) and bespoke packages to fit the objectives of clients. In addition, you will also be able to sell various delegate and attendee packages to our large, relevant and targeted audiences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Past experience in B2B sales and research, question led sales process
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both telephone based and face-to-face
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Selling OTC and bespoke sponsorship packages to UK and international clients for established large scale and launch events
  • Grow revenue across a base of existing clients but also have the ability to source new business
  • Maintaining regular contact with clients and formulate innovative, creative and profitable solutions for their business
  • Maintaining close liaison with the marketing, production and operations teams in order to ensure the delivery of successful customer focused events and publishing
  • Conducting monthly revenue forecasts, sales reports and manage a sales pipeline
  • Identifying potential customers from media and events and from other business sources

The Person:

The ideal Sponsorship Sales Executive will have worked within delegate and/or sponsorship sales previously and have a proven track record. You will have previously worked for a conference company or in publishing with a strong emphasis on event content, be passionate about the future of media and events, and be able to easily demonstrate this.

Candidates with strong sales experience, and a desire to learn and develop within the events industry, will also be considered.

You will be a highly ambitious individual who is looking for a career move with the ability to communicate with a wide range of clients at all levels. You will be financial motivated, proactive and have a desire to succeed.

Department & Supervisor:

You will be supervised by and report to the Sales Manager

Type of Employment:

Full-time contract

Location:

Hertfordshire

Company Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive Salary
  • Trips to NYC – Business trip
  • Great working environment

Recruiter Contact Information:

To apply please contact chris.simou@cfp-events.com with your CV and cover letter.

MARKETING POSITIONS
Junior Marketing Executive

This exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated person with great writing skills, a natural flair for creative thinking and a proven ability to get things done. It’s an ideal position for someone with a real passion for digital publishing, events and primary research and who is seeking a career in marketing.

You will be part of a growing and fresh thinking B2B Marketing Communications team and will work closely with other marketers in the publishing division including Marketing Executive and Marketing Manager.

Full training will be provided but you will be expected to take the responsibilities from day one.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building and executing marketing campaigns through existing and new marketing channels
  • Assist in our content marketing strategy, working with industry thought leaders to deliver and publish articles, interviews, webinars, digital magazines and videos
  • Planning and executing email and social media campaigns
  • SEO for the website content
  • Data segmentation for more accurate targeting
  • Creation of marketing materials and literature including briefing graphic designer
  • Effectively communicate internally and externally with our key stakeholders
  • Post-campaign analysis and reports

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Great verbal communication and telephone skills
  • Familiar with content marketing and inbound marketing
  • Tech savvy
  • Data management skills
  • Proficiency in using social media platforms – mainly LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook
  • Good organisational skills, an eye for detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Great analytical and reporting skills
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Degree in Marketing/Journalism would be an advantage
  • Experience in website CMS (WordPress) and emailing platform would be an advantage

Type of Employment:

Full-time contract.

Salary:

Competitive salary and an excellent bonus structure

Recruiter Contact Information:

To apply please contact chris.simou@cefpro.com with your CV and cover letter.

Marketing Executive

This exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional to become part of a growing and fresh thinking B2B Marketing Communications team. You will work closely with the Marketing Manager to manage and execute a number of marketing campaigns for a variety of peer-to-peer conferences. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking and contribute fresh ideas to ensure all marketing channels are utilised to their full potential.

Ultimately you will aim to take full control of marketing campaigns for selected conferences throughout the year. You will also play a key role in producing content for our Risk Insights publishing arm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate internally and externally with our key stakeholders
  • Building and executing marketing campaigns to acquire delegates through existing and new marketing channels.
  • Planning and executing email campaigns.
  • Acquire and build relationships with relevant media partners.
  • Assist in our content marketing strategy, working with industry thought leaders to deliver articles, interviews and webinars.
  • Assist in website development and maintenance. Ensuring each event website is optimised for SEO and its target audience.
  • Creation of marketing materials and literature. Ensuring existing marketing materials such as the event brochures are kept up to date.
  • Work with our sponsors to deliver customer service and targeted pre-event marketing campaigns
  • Analysing and measuring marketing ROI. Creating final reports to make recommendations on important business decisions.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have Marketing knowledge and experience
  • Degree or CIM qualifications would be an advantage
  • Experience in the events and/or B2B industry would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical and creative
  • An eager learner who will grasp both internal and external systems quickly
  • Experience in website CMS (WordPress) and Email campaign software would be an advantage
  • Must be able to work well as a team

Department & Supervisor:

You will be supervised by and report to the Marketing Manager.

Type of Employment:

Full-time contract.

Salary:

Competitive salary and an excellent bonus structure

Recruiter Contact Information:

To apply please contact chris.simou@cefpro.com with your CV and cover letter.

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Atanas Dimov will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
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Alex Rothwell will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
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Cecilia Gejke will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
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Andrew Barnett will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
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Sunil Verma will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
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