BNY Mellon Careers

Manager, Corporate Events

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

The Company

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets.   As of June 30, 2015, BNY Mellon had $28.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management.   BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.Culture

Job Purpose:

This role sits within the BNY Mellon's Corporate Events Team. The purpose of the role is to manage and execute all elements of BNY Mellon-hosted event projects in accordance with the standards of quality, excellence and cost control established for BNY Mellon's Corporate Events group. These include Conferences, Exhibitions, Roadshows etc. The role requires excellent organisation & Administration skills, good communication, flexibility and a positive can do attitude. This position is based in our London office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With limited guidance, plans, manages and executes all elements of BNY Mellon-hosted event projects in accordance with the standards of quality, excellence and cost control established for BNY Mellon's Corporate Events group. Serves as project lead for low to moderately complex events. This position requires frequent travel and off hours/weekend work when needed.

  • Manages a diverse variety of business events, elements of which include, but are not limited to agenda development, preparation and proofing of written/graphic materials, vendor/site research, contract negotiation, expense management, food and beverage selection, audio visual management, budget reconciliation, event analysis and statistics, including client engagement.

  • Keeps abreast of event industry trends, market climates and competitive activities, and recommends ways to leverage opportunities among colleagues. Demonstrates working knowledge of business.

  • Works closely with the host of the project to develop the event profile (goal, responsibilities, budgets, timelines, etc.) scheduling the date of the event, securing venues, negotiating contracts, planning and coordinating the event and frequently providing on-site management of the event.

  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with internal and external resources to support activities.  Provides technical guidance, as needed.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures and is familiar with company practices. May lead special projects/ initiatives for the function or business unit. 

  • Acts with a clear sense of accountability supporting functional or business initiatives. Proactively identifies obstacles and recommends solutions.

  • No direct reports, may provide guidance to less experienced staff or project leadership on a limited basis.

  • Manages to approved budget, submits expenses.

  • Ability to engage with senior stakeholders,  take a brief and put together an event proposal

  • Good Venue/ Supplier Knowledge across EMEA in order to recommend and book external venues

  • Extensive use of  Cvent or similar software to Build Registration Microsites 

  • Extensive supplier management including, Venue, Catering, AV, Stand builds, Branded goods etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Cvent

  • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Outlook

Qualifications & Experience

5-8 years of experience in meeting professional field, preferably financial services



Summary: An exceptional events manager looking to move to the next stage of their career - who is, calm, meticulous and organised.

Must be proactive and able to handle a busy and varied workload.

  • Communicates effectively both internally and externally;

  • Accurate and reliable, can follow instructions and manage own workload

  • Strong attention to detail, checks work carefully;

  • Calm, organised and disciplined.

  • Able to prioritise and is not fazed by being given a lot of tasks at once;

  • Strong Team Player- “can do” attitude, willing to work with others and help out;

  • Able to cope with peaks and troughs;

  • Has common sense, a pragmatic outlook and can use initiative and think ahead

  • Problem solver and able to think out of the box

  • Strong Negotiation Skills

  • Fast learner and able to hit the ground running



    Office Location

    One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London





BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Sales/Marketing
Internal Jobcode: 09719
Organization: IS Other New-HR17164
Requisition Number: 1903910