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Managing Director (f/m/d) Congress/Event and Trade Fair Management

Freiburg im Breisgau
Active since: 16.05.2024
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Managing Director (m/f/d)

Convention/event and trade fair management

Reference number 5524151I01

The City of Freiburg with over 230,000 inhabitants is the southernmost major city in Germany and is highly attractive and has an excellent reputation as a business location and university city as well as an event and tourism destination. The city-owned Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH (FWTM) and its network of almost 180 employees bundle the activities of city marketing and location development for the city and the region. Synergetically, the entire spectrum includes business and tourism promotion, congresses and trade fairs as well as major events. As part of succession planning and the associated organizational realignment of the departments, we are looking for a highly qualified and charismatic leader with "lifeblood and passion" as Managing Director (f/m/d) for this sub-division.

Your task includes the strategic development of the company and its diverse fields of activity as well as operational implementation in day-to-day business. This includes maintaining and expanding the network with business, companies, politicians and associations at regional and supra-regional level, attracting, supporting and retaining business and cooperation partners and supporting local players and entrepreneurial activities
Within the management, your departmental responsibility in the event sector lies with Messe Freiburg, The smarter E Messe, the Konzerthaus Freiburg, the Historisches Kaufhaus, various events in public places (markets & events) and technical building management as well as IT. Together with your team (5 department heads with approx. 90 employees), you will be responsible for the successful organization and implementation of events, the development and implementation of innovative concepts to increase event quality and efficiency and the identification of market trends, opportunities and risks in the event, congress and trade fair sector. They keep abreast of current trends and developments in the event industry in order to keep the company competitive. This also includes the integration of new technologies into event planning and implementation as well as ensuring the operation of the buildings (exhibition center, concert hall, FWTM administration building, other buildings and areas). Shared responsibility is the motivating and integrating management of qualified and committed employees, organizational development and ensuring high service quality as well as compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

After successfully completing a university degree (university, university of applied sciences, BA), you will have an above-average track record and several years of professional and management experience in a large unit in the congress/event and trade fair sector. You have extensive management experience, very good marketing skills and business management know-how as well as knowledge of municipal structures and committee work. You move confidently, authentically and confidently - even on the international stage -, think strategically and know the interests of the numerous interfaces. You have a passion for innovation and the ability to recognize new trends and developments in the congress/event and trade fair industry at an early stage. You are a strong communicator, reliable and innovative interlocutor with a high level of networking skills and the ability to achieve goals. You enjoy convincing people at different levels and you win them over with your positive charisma and high professional level.

Do you feel that this exciting and demanding challenge with a wide range of creative freedom and freedom of action appeals to you and would you like to take it on and fill it with life? Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents with details of income and availability, preferably online via the following link: www.heimeier.de/5524151I01 or under the reference number 5524151I01 to Dr. Heimeier Executive Search GmbH, Albstadtweg 4, 70567 Stuttgart.

If you have any questions, please call us: Phone 0711 78076-33 Mr. Sascha Tillmanns and Ms. Carmen Seibert will be happy to provide you with further information. Discretion is a matter of course for us.


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Freiburg im Breisgau
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Mr Sascha Tillmanns
Tel.: 0711 78076-33
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Dr. Heimeier Executive Search GmbH
Albstadtweg 4
70567 Stuttgart
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