Graduate Market Development Executive (Events)


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Graduate Market Development Executive (Events)
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1XX
Salary: £23K – £25k + Excellent Bonus Potential
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Global Water Intelligence is looking for a smart and driven graduate to join our team to work on our fast growing B2B conference business. Our conferences are best in class events that focus on the business of water and helping the industry to solve the many water related challenges that we face. GWI conferences cover municipal water and wastewater, finance, technology, innovation and industry (including specialised conferences on microelectronics and energy).
The role is in the sales team but will develop skills associated with marketing and conference production as well as sales. It is perfect for someone who is naturally inquisitive, thinks strategically and has excellent communication skills who wants to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
This role will focus on identifying and engaging key individuals and companies and getting them to attend our conferences. You will need to be able to think analytically about industries, the roles of different market participants within them and why they get out of bed in the morning. You will need to be able to learn to "speak the language" of different market niches and to be confident talking to people who are on the cutting edge of their fields.
A typical conference cycle:
* Working with the senior conference producers and company directors to understand where we are looking to grow
* Working marketing and sales teams to create lists of suitable companies and executives
* Engaging these people via phone, social, email and content channels (as well as face to face) and making them understand that our conference really is the place to be for them to be
* Handling delegate enquiries in the lead up to the event
* Attending the conferences. Building a deeper understanding of the industries and helping to make it even better next time
Whilst the principle focus of the role is our events business the knowledge and networks built will have wider applications in terms of our publishing products and this role would provide opportunities for a range of different paths of progression within the company.
Company information
Global Water Intelligence is an ambitious company with around 70 employees spread between Oxford, Austin (Texas) and Shanghai. It publishes market leading magazines, databases, and reports on the international water industry. Additionally, it runs a series of successful events. It has a unique corporate culture which can be summed up as follows:
* We are global: Our market is totally international and we need to reflect that. We travel a lot and around 40% of our staff don't come from the UK
* We work for each other: We do work hard, but not out of fear or greed. It is because we care for each other and it lightens the load of everyone if we all pull together
* We balance the commercial with the idealistic: We are passionately committed to addressing the world's water challenges, but we can only do what we do because we are a profitable business
* GWI employees are enrolled on a company pension plan and receive a holiday allowance of 25 days per year. The successful candidate will be sent to relevant training courses and conferences that help them to develop within their role.
Additional Applicant Instructions
Please submit a CV and a covering letter explaining in fewer than 200 words why you are applying for the job and what you think you can contribute to us that would make a real difference.
The closing date for applications is March 31st 2020.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback on any applications not carried through to the interview stage