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Portfolio Director – Energy, Marine and Rotorcraft Portfolio (Based UK, Richmond, Greater London)

Exhibition & Conference Management
Reed Exhibitions
REE00AQJ Requisition #

Job Title:   Portfolio Director – Energy, Marine and Rotorcraft Portfolio  

Reports to:  Divisional Director, B2B, REED Exhibitions UK  

Based at: Richmond, Surrey 

The Company: Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 40 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.  

The role:

This is an amazing opportunity to lead a well-established and vibrant portfolio of products in Energy, Marine and Rotorcraft industries that support communities around the world.   

Portfolio consists of seven events including flagship events, such as Offshore Europe and Oceanology International and has a worldwide reach. 

We are looking for a candidate to take this mature portfolio forward by generating above normal levels of revenue growth and deliver against an ambitious growth plan. 

You will need to demonstrate the ability to be a visionary motivator with strong commercial acumen and lead a cross-functional team of direct and matrix reporting lines to deliver exceptional value for our customers.

Key Responsibilities: 

Financial Delivery 

- Deliver portfolio growth and profit targets in line with strategic growth plans 

- Manage the portfolio budget to meet operational business plans.  

- Manage the financial performance to balance short  term success with long term growth

- Ensure a commercial growth mindset and approach throughout the division 

Leadership and Management 

- Develop the senior team of exhibition directors and managers in areas of leadership and management 

- Drive a culture of high performance and continuous improvement throughout the portfolio.

- Assess, develop and promote talent from within the organisation to enable future growth  

Strategy and Business Development 

- Proactively drive the strategy and growth of the portfolio. Identify new market opportunities, taking the lead on constructing robust and successful business relationships that secures new show launches, acquisitions and organic growth. 

- Engage fully with industry and market sectors to ensure the development of RX business is maximised.  

- Manage partnerships and business relationships with our key stakeholders; including venues, trade associations, the press and customers  

- Ensure the Board of Directors are kept appraised of market opportunities, conditions and associated business developments.  

Candidate Profile: 
- Strong record of success in commercial and general management roles, ideally in exhibitions or the Energy sector.  
- Experience and understanding of both sales and marketing functions 
- Experience and understanding of customer insight approaches 
- Proven success of working in both direct line and matrix management 
- Proven leadership abilities, with experience of managing across geographies  
- Pragmatic approach with the ability to form relationships easily and use influence to get things done 

Behavioural Competences for Portfolio Director Role 
- Has a deep understanding of what drives value across the business, and an understanding of the correct strategy to support the business in driving the value.  
- Able to adapt strategic thinking to reflect the change in business drivers over the short, medium and long term 
- Considers a number of potential outcomes and their impact. 
- Makes decisions based on a mixture of data analysis, wisdom, intuition, experience, sound judgment and courage 
- Assesses and mitigates risk, optimises opportunities 
- Establishes, implements and uses a clear governance, delegation and decision making system. Accepts ultimate accountability for the performance of self, others and their business  
- Defines and sets challenging goals aligned to and in pursuit of the business goals. Focuses as much on ‘how’ things must be delivered as ‘what’ is to be delivered 
- Is a champion for personal and professional development and growth in organisational capability and talent 
- Establishes and leads a culture of fairness, respect and transparency leading to trust
- Establishes an open and rigorous performance management culture. Implements processes to assess and address performance shortfalls across the function and to recognize and reward achievement 
- Creates and leads a culture where people challenge themselves to excel and deliver their best. Makes all people feel that their work and their contributions are important and valued
- Leads the delivery of a compelling and consistent communication cascade of the vision, strategy and goals to engage, inspire and motivate people 
- Consistently communicates a compelling and inspiring vision for the business; engages people's commitment, energy and support 
- Continues to deepen self awareness and seek meaningful feedback, trying new approaches and assessing the impact on the responses and behaviours of others, driving the high-performance culture 
- Is accessible and highly visible in the business; seen as approachable and genuinely interested in the views of people at all levels; known to be a key player in the future success of the business 
- Ensures business goals and objectives are achieved internally and externally through personal and professional strategic relationships, networks and alliances. Builds buy in,  commitment and support for ideas and initiatives 
- Enables and ensures a realistic, respectful and well managed culture around time, role modeling effective use of time and planning for the short, medium and term view

Interested?  If this position interests you or you know someone it would, please send written applications to Sandra Geluykens at recruitment@reedexpo.co.uk with a covering letter and your salary expectations. Or you can apply online at www.reedexpo.com. Due to the large volume of applications; we are unable to respond to all applications individually. Therefore, if you are not contacted by the company within the next three weeks, we regret to advise that your application has been unsuccessful.

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