The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) runs a worldwide marketing campaign to promote the use of American hardwoods, targeting wood industries, architects, designers and engineers. AHEC has been at the forefront of wood promotion in Europe for the last 30 years, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for U.S. hardwoods. AHEC’s creative design projects such as The Smiled MultiPly for London Design Festival, Along the Lines of Happiness for Milan Design Week and The Workshop of Dreams, all demonstrate the performance, aesthetics, and environmental credentialsof these sustainable materials, while providing valuable inspiration.
What we are looking for
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to support the European Director to coordinate and deliver multiple events, trade and promotional shows, and projects across Europe. These activities range from sponsoring events and seminars, through to setting up, coordinating, and delivering complex creative design projects, such as the Wishlist and Multiply. You will need to have good event experience and the necessary enthusiasm and confidence to take on a senior and challenging role in dynamic small team.
You will be working alongside a small team to ensure that all project requirements, deadline and schedules are kept on track. No one day will look quite like another, but your key responsibilities will include:
Working closely with European Director and other Managers to define the strategy/objectives for the program.
Coordinating and integrating project (activity) delivery with excellent communication and teamwork; close liaison with European Director and Marketing Managers; and an overall ability to join up the dots between multiple stakeholders.
Creating and delivering work plans using a variety of tools.
Daily project management/coordination of activities.
Working with other Managers to plan the use of external and internal resources across projects.
Supporting European Director and Managers with daily support of external PR/technical consultants and subcontractors as required.
Supporting the team by breaking projects into doable actions and assisting with schedule management.
Working closely with Financial Manager on a budget plan for specific projects and activities and ensure all required paperwork is in place (quotes, purchase orders, contracts).
Project management administration, such as scheduling meetings and appointments, organising travel etc.
You should apply if
You have experience of project managing multi-stakeholder projects and events.
You love communication, in all its forms.
You love and are amazing at connecting internal and external stakeholders in the achievement of a common goal.
You’ve worked in project management roles in the creative or communications industries.
You don’t mind pulling your sleeves up and helping out with general office admin (we share it among our small team), and you like working in a small team.
You are really good with Word, Excel and Project Management tools.
You are able to travel to meetings and events frequently and on short notice.
You have a degree.
You are self-motivated, decisive, proactive and disciplined.
£35,000-£45,000 per annum depending on experience
Immediate or a candidate ideally with no more than one month’s notice.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
AHEC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.