• Events Specialist

    Job Locations (All) | United Kingdom-Reading
    Posted Date 7 days ago(1/10/2019 4:02 AM)
  • Overview

    Events Specialist

    Location: Reading, UK


    At PRA, we don’t make our 15000+ people great. It’s the other way around. As we have grown to a top-5 CRO, we have maintained the feel of a small company, dedicated to collaboration and passion for what we do.


    We always have a desire to keep seeking new and better ways to operate. We don’t settle for the same old ways. Our passion for improving patient lives worldwide permeates all that we do. Put simply, we care.


    Position overview:


    The Events Specialist is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of events (conferences, symposia, workshops webinars, social events, etc.) that support the objectives for PRA’s various Business Units. Liaising with members of the Global Marketing team, this person will develop the strategy for executing events and coordinate with the other marketing team members on operational and executional logistics for events.

    The Events Specialist will ensure that all aspects of events are addressed to ensure maximum return on marketing spend.  This will include maximizing exposure and thought leadership, promotion of events through all channels as well as utilizing content from events for extended client engagement after the event. 



    • Leads strategy for conferences, meetings, workshops, and events (pre-planning, onsite execution and post event wrap-up) including company related promotional activities and timely lead entry/distribution post event.
    • Researches potential event locations and evaluates alternatives.
    • Coordinates with other marketing team groups/members for the development and selection of materials, graphics and visuals to be incorporated at various conferences and events.
    • Coordinates with other marketing team groups/members on external communications activities in the areas of advertising and promotional programs, public relations, including internet-based communications.
    • Coordinates with other marketing team groups/members on budget for cost analysis related to any planned event and adheres to approved budget.
    • Tracks and manages event recruitment.
    • Responsible for onsite event management.


    You are:


    A first class communicator, goal orientated and a generator of ideas.


    The successful candidate will be able to enthusiastically approach the tasks above, while remaining consistent with corporate branding and marketing strategies.   


    Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:


    • A strategic mind-set; you are able to successfully execute and manage marketing projects and timelines.
    • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.  This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills. The capacity to engage with cross-functional teams to communicate confidently and effectively, in order to achieve marketing goals. Fluency in English is essential
    • An undergraduate degree in Marketing, a Business related discipline, or equivalent experience.


    Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.


    PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.


    For more information please visit our website:


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