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International Event Manager


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 600 EUR/month€1,600 (initial minimum salary in the first year of employment) + bonuses, benefits & 3 years of employment prospect
  • Start date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement
  • Contract type: full-time, trade licence

Job description, responsibilities and duties

BONARD is a global market intelligence consultancy that specialises in international education, youth and student travel market, student housing and micro-living asset classes (incl. in-field research). BONARD’s culture, atmosphere, approach, and values all reflect the care, ambition, drive, and consistency we are looking for in our new Event Manager.

Our business is global, our clients are governments, consulates, leading international associations in the field of tourism and education, prestigious educational institutions and the largest investors in the world for whom we organize top virtual and on-site events and business meetings around the world.

We are looking for a bright and ambitious individual with good management and planning skills who would join our Recruitment Solutions team and help them to deliver on-site as well as virtual events all around the world on the highest professional level.

The role itself demands a high degree of self-sufficiency and ownership – the candidate will be responsible for full, end-to-end, project/event management which consists of active client communication, suppliers management, venue and platform selection, program planning, participants recruitment as well as close collaboration with our experienced Marketing team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to contextualize information and be sensitive to non-verbal communication cues. Dealing with high-profile clientele, travelling, and meeting them at the events or their headquarters in the world's major cities will require a mature and professional attitude as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Planning, preparation and implementation of various virtual and on-site events and projects abroad (end-to-end) in accordance with the established deadlines and budget
• Communication with suppliers (assessment of price offers, negotiation of terms, the conclusion of orders and contracts before holding events)
• Organization of the logistics of on-site events (transportation, accommodation, catering, informing participants, etc.)
• Preparation of marketing materials (press releases, invitations, catalogues, and other materials related to the event)
• Selection and recruitment of participants (management of email marketing campaigns and a team of calling assistants)
• Management of a team of project assistants (assigning tasks, training, supervision and control over completed tasks, and leading to set goals)
• Participation in on-site but also virtual events and ensuring their smooth running (complete event organization including registration of participants, program coordination, communication with suppliers, clients and event participants, troubleshooting)
• Regular communication with the client throughout the duration of the project
• Managing and controlling the budget and reporting the results to the head of the department
• Evaluation of the event after the end using evaluation questionnaires
• Preparation of documents for offers and calculations for the head of the department
• Active cooperation within all departments of the company

Employee perks, benefits

• Experience working in a dynamic, international environment that provides support, training and mentorship from our team of seasoned professionals
• Frequent/regular international travel across Europe
• Education and professional development opportunity
• Flexible working hours with home office options
• Competitive base remuneration
• Multiple teambuilding, knowledge sharing and other company-wide events
• A collegial working atmosphere with fantastic people who are not only colleagues but also friends and always willing to advise, help, encourage

Information about the selection process

To be included in the selection process, please send us your CV and cover letter (both in English). Based on that, we will invite the most suitable candidates for personal interviews.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

The position is suitable for candidates with a university education, ideally in the business/tourism field

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• Excellent communication and planning skills
• Responsibility and ownership of own agenda
• Enthusiasm and drive
• Attention to detail
• Positive and proactive approach to work
• Excellent interpersonal skills and common sense
• Previous events experience (min 2 years)
• Previous experience in international business (advantage)


Brief description of the company

BONARD is an established reputable consultancy in the international student sector and real estate segment of student accommodation (ESOMAR member, GRI member, 14 years market experience). We provide market research and development to over 100 governments, institutions, investors and diverse group of high ranking companies all over the globe. Our international team (40 pax, 8 nationalities, 4 offices - in Vienna, Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Tianjin China) is highly dynamic and innovative. Our employees are committed to great outcomes and extraordinary results.

Our clients are from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Spain, France, Germany, China, Australia, New Zealand.

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Number of employees

25-49 employees