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About Our Firm:

Granite Solutions Groupe provides financial services decision makers with people and solutions that deliver. Our clients count on us to deliver the right talent at the right time to achieve critical business results. We leverage our industry knowledge and passion for client priorities to deliver human capital solutions.

GSG was founded in 1998 as a consulting firm delivering project management and technology solutions for the financial services industry. GSG now has a global presence, with team members deployed across the U.S. at Fortune 1000 companies and high-performing Fintech firms.

High-caliber consultants are the face of GSG at our client organizations and offices. We value the deep relationships we have with our consultants that enable us to place them in roles where their skills will have an immediate impact. The GSG consulting team is comprised of diverse, experienced, driven, and dynamic contributors who excel at getting things done.

About the Opportunity:

GSG is looking for an experienced Global Executive Events and Sponsorship Director. The Global Executive Events and Sponsorship Director is responsible for developing and managing the public conference attendance schedule of our CEO and other Exec leaders.  The successful candidate will be a creative and strategic thinker who is passionate about building relationships with clients and partners. The incumbent will need a good understanding of the Asset Management, Digital and Geopolitical speaking circuit and be responsible for making recommendations for our CEO’s attendance, ensuring successful implementation at each event.  

This role is complementary to regional events resources and should predominantly focus on brand building as well as corporate events and work in close partnership with regions where needed on Distribution-led activities.  These events will align with our growth strategy and include a focus on Alternatives and Digital Assets.
Additionally, the role will be responsible for developing and executing marketing and promotional plans (in conjunction with our regional marketing teams) to increase brand visibility and awareness (and to leverage Senior Executive time) and presence around these key conference events.  In addition, they will be responsible for developing a social media program to support the Executive’s key themes.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth analysis on major conference opportunities including assessment of potential value and negotiations with vendor to maximize the value.
  • Lead efforts to work with Executives to understand their goals and desires for each Conference opportunity to ensure expectations are taken into consideration in negotiations.
  • Responsible for conference evaluations and presentation to senior executives during the planning process and on an ad hoc, upon request basis.
  • Communicate and present points of view and analytical evaluations using models based on industry best practices to evaluate conference value.
  • Partner with regional teams to identify and prioritize client opportunities at conferences and coordinate on-site Exec meetings accordingly.
  • Accountable for global events to be delivered on time, in budget and exceeding client expectations.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and oversees the planning, management, and execution of global events in close partnership with regional marketing teams (including global 3rd party conferences and sponsorships such as World Economic Forum, Fortune Global Forum, COP, PRI in person and cross-regional proprietary events such as the Global Investor Forum (GIF), Innovation Form etc.
  • Coordinates the development of a global events strategy in partnership with regions, identifies key criteria to determine priority global events for FT.
  • Provides information to the Executive Leadership team in determining which events are strategically critical, each event’s focus & objectives, and suggested attendance at the event.
  • Works in close partnership with the Brand team to develop a global brand presence strategy for events with an aim to amplify brand visibility, enhance client experience, improve Franklin Templeton brand perception and recognition and effectively communicate business priorities and brand personality.

Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with executive level events.
  • Managing executive presence at these events.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience with excellent knowledge of global corporate conference scene.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with corporate sponsors, senior executives, and internal partners.
  • Demonstrated contract negotiation skills.
  • Strong writing skills including supporting social media programs for key executives.
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong excel skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Approximately 25% travel – Ability to travel globally as appropriate.

Employee Benefits:

GSG is excited to offer its consultants excellent compensation and a robust option of benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage. You will receive company-paid life insurance. In addition, we hope you will take advantage of eligible commuter benefits-like paying for work-related public transit and parking with pre-tax dollars. Save for your retirement with pre-tax contributions that go directly into your 401K. We also care about your pets with several options for pet insurance, discount card and prescriptions.

GSG’s Commitment to Diversity:

As a diverse-owned business, GSG is committed to creating a diverse workforce, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.