We are expanding rapidly and always on the look out for new talent. If you are keen to join us then please e-mail a copy of your CV and a covering letter to amy.sheridan@raccoonmediagroup.com

Please note, we do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies. We explicitly reserve the right to retain unsolicited candidate submissions on our own database with no obligation whatsoever to the agency concerned.

Event Manager


We have a very exciting opportunity for an Event Manager to join the award-winning team at Raccoon
Events as the event lead for the National Outdoor Expo. Reporting directly to the MD, this is a commercial-lead opportunity that is perfect for a Sales Manager looking to take the next step up or an experienced
Event Manager

Location: Guildford
Hours: Flexible
Salary: £35 – 40k p/a + commission

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define the growth plan for the National Outdoor Expo, strengthening sales and services and client excellence – including identification of key commercial objectives, strategy, tactics, potential risks, industry opportunities and measurable KPIs
  • Drive the Outside and Active strategy and take lead responsibility for the retention and growth of client account(s)to reach quarterly and annual revenue and margin targets
  • Uphold accurate and regular tracking, trend identification and trimming of department model to drive greater efficiencies, smarter working practices and effective resource allocation where required
  • Produce and monitor financial forecasting, billing and processes, including firm control of department spend and reconciliation
  • Ensure adherence to all company payment procedures
  • Review pricing policies and suggest ideas that drive higher revenue Sales and Relationships
  • Take the lead role in developing our value-proposition for the National Outdoor Expo. Suggest new ideas and technical innovations that improve the proposition
  • Create a new suite of sales tools to help sell the proposition
  • Work with CMO to ensure that marketing spend is within budget
  • Liaise with CMO to develop the visitor proposition and increase visitor traffic
  • Work with our Head of Content to ensure a strong content proposition is delivered
  • Work with Operations Director to ensure operational expenditure is in line with budget
  • Attend exhibitions to help generate revenue, promote the site and conduct interviews
  • Proactively look for new/smarter ways to improve department processes and procedures to deliver a faster, more efficient service to clients
  • Ensure all event documents and paperwork are accurate and in place
  • Show a driven, revenue-first and hands-on management style that guides best practice, raises performance and delivers against the Raccoon Events company values
  • Communicate regularly with the wider team keep them updated on strategic and tactical department news, developments and results (weekly meetings)
  • Work with Event Directors to ensure cross department sharing of leads and collaborative working
  • Consistently demonstrate tact, diplomacy, maturity and professionalism in all aspects of your role
  • Be accountable for your business unit, complying with all internal processes to ensure quality standards and service propositions are being met

Location: Raccoon Events Ltd, 2 Bell Court, Leapale Lane, Guilford, GU1 4LY, United Kingdom

How to apply
Please apply today with your current CV to nathalie.davies@raccoonmediagroup.com

About us:

Raccoon Events is a dynamic, high-growth events business focused on health and wellbeing markets. Our events are well-timed, community-driven, tightly focused and passion-led. We bring buyers and sellers together to see cutting edge innovations in a fun and exciting way.

  • We are a company that deliver on our promises and commitments to internal and external partners
  • We are a service business and we aim to respond to all internal and external comms within 1 working day
  • We support flexible working, we are achievement-based not hours based
  • We are a trust-based business that believes in empowering people through delegation
  • Diversity is important to us and we operate a policy of conscious inclusion
  • We are one team and we are all in it together
  • We challenge the status quo, we are innovative and open-minded
  • We focus on our environmental impact

Benefits of being a Raccoon:

  • Part of a multi-award winning team
  • 20 days holiday per annum
  • We encourage you to be active – shower facilities, bike racks and heated lockers
  • Performance related incentives and bonuses
  • Government pension scheme  – 5% employee and 3% employer contribution
  • Dedicated time within the week for you to be active
  • Personalised training and development plan
  • Rapid business growth offering you rapid opportunities to progress