Job Vacancy - General Manager

Job Details

Job Vacancy posted by: East Of England Energy Group

Location: East of England

Salary: To be discussed

Job Description

The General Manager is responsible for the management and operation of the group, overseeing each of the core functions of EEEGR, namely membership, events, marketing, accounts and the Skills for Energy (SfE) programme. The General Manager will participate in the development and the delivery of the organisation’s strategy regarding EEEGR’s events, membership offering, growth and retention, internal and external communications and marketing messages. 

Main Duties

General:

  • To manage a small commercial team across events, membership, marketing and accounts functions of the business, overseeing all commercial aspects of the business including project management.
  • To oversee the planning and management of various external projects including participation in large external conferences, as well as technical projects on behalf of members and EEEGR’s Special Interest Groups.
  • To collate and write reports for the CEO and the EEEGR Board, distribute and attend Board meetings to discuss key findings and results where required.
  • To be responsible for the EEEGR CRM system to ensure that it delivers on operational requirements and full use is made of the available data.
  • To assist and participate in the development of EEEGR’s overall strategy and business plan.

Accounts/Budget:

  • To set agreed budgets for EEEGR’s events, communications and marketing (including the EEEGR News magazine and online offerings).
  • To ensure all events achieve or exceed the agreed budget.
  • To ensure EEEGR’s cash flow is well managed and debts are minimised.
  • To work with the accounts function to ensure invoicing is accurate, on time and in line with the finalised budget

Events:

  • To work with the Events & Marketing Workgroup to agree EEEGR’s schedule of events and then obtaining sponsorship where relevant.
  • To ensure that the needs of the membership are met and events are delivered to a consistently high and professional standard.
  • To liaise with potential and existing members with regards to hosting events on their behalf to promote and generate income for EEEGR.
  • To strive to increase event size, quality and revenue generation year on year for the benefit of the membership.
  • To explore new and innovative ways to engage with the wider energy community through the delivery of the events programme.

Marketing:

  • To ensure EEEGR’s core messages, news and opinions are maintained internally as well as to the EEEGR membership, the media and stakeholders; and that clear and focussed EEEGR messages are prominently marketed.
  • To work with the Events & Marketing Workgroup to ensure a consistent and professional marketing strategy is developed and maintained, including attention to the EEEGR brand and representation across the energy industry.

Membership:

  • To ensure EEEGR’s membership benefits meet the ongoing needs of the members.
  • To oversee membership recruitment, maintenance, growth, membership offering and benefits, retention and satisfaction.
  • To provide members and non-members networking opportunities to aid business development.
  • To ensure that members are kept informed of business opportunities. 

Industry Engagement:

  • To research, analyse and report on market trends, identifying target markets, how best to reach them developing marketing strategies planning campaigns, managing budgets and any new business opportunities of relevance to the organisation.
  • To ensure relationships are made and maintained with key stakeholders.

Skills for Energy (SfE):

  • To oversee and participate in the activities of the Skills for Energy (SfE) programme in association with the SfE Programme Manager.
Liases with:

  • Members - in association with the CEO, to visit all Tier 1 and Tier 2 members on at least an annual basis.
  • CEO - to give operational and performance updates and any market trends and new opportunities.
  • Skills for Energy programme manager - to deliver the correct marketing message and events schedule.
  • EEEGR executive team – to ensure all direct reports to achieve agreed business objectives.
  • Board of directors - in relation to board meetings, reports and the director workgroups.
  • Media - as so directed by the CEO.
  • Senior industry leaders and public sector individuals – as part of networking.
  • Government departments, politicians and partner organisationsas so directed by the CEO. 

Personal Qualities & Requirements

Essential:

  • A professional ambassador for the organisation.
  • Self-confident and able to promote the organisation at all events and opportunities.
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to motivate as well as participate in a team.
  • Ability to delegate and to assist in the development of team members.
  • Ability to provide proactive customer service and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Industry knowledge, technical adept in one or more energy market sectors.
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Adept decision maker with a proven ability to utilise all available information.
  • Numerate with good analytical skills, especially with regards data trends, statistics, financial accounts and reporting.
  • Well-developed communication skills especially in networking, on a one-to-one basis and report writing.
  • Able to conduct research and problem solve in order to form strategies and actions.
  • Successful management of department(s) within a division of the energy sector.
  • Project management combined with being a completer finisher.
  • IT literate with a high level of competency in standard software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Adept at using CRM systems and other databases.
  • Must be willing and able to visit member or stakeholder 
 Desirable:

  • Ability to express information clearly and professionally.
  • Experience of engaging with members or customers within a trade association.
  • A logical, methodical approach to tasks.
  • Understanding of modern marketing strategies and methodologies.
  • Experience in organising conferences and exhibitions.
  • Experience of presenting and public speaking. 
  • Able to produce compelling marketing and promotional materials (in association with PR & Advertising agencies).
  • Successful management of department(s) within a division of the energy sector at a senior level.
  • Project management combined with being a completer finisher within events management or as a part of the delivery of an energy related operational project. 
About EEEGR

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is the industry and skills association for energy producers and their Supply Chain in the East of England, representing around 300 members across the sector. It is a non-profit, business-led group committed to the sustained development of the energy sector in the East of England and the continued success of it’s members.

Skills for Energy (SfE), one of EEEGR’s core programmes, is led by industry and its primary aim is to ensure the ongoing diversity and volume of skilled individuals to move towards securing the future wellbeing of the energy sector.

EEEGR’s mission is to be the source of new opportunities and knowledge to enable member companies to strategically grow their businesses.
 
How to apply

Please submit CV along with a covering letter, including salary expectations and notice period to Gemma Head via gemma.head@eeegr.com
 

Application Details

Application Deadline: 20th October 2017

Email Contact: Gemma.Head@eeegr.com