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GF Machining Solutions is one of three divisions of GF, headquartered in Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). GF Machining Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The division is present in more than 50 countries with its own sales companies. The key customer segments are the aerospace, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as the electronic, medical, and automotive industries.

Junior Event Specialist (6 months contract)

Switzerland, Biel

Your tasks

  • Implementation of GF MS event strategy, that must be applied by Sales companies in local events, to ensure our consistent image on exhibitions and conventions
  • Development, production and delivery of projects from proposal up to delivery (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets)
  • Deliver events on time, within budget, that meet (or exceed) expectations
  • Produce detailed proposals for events agreeing to, and manage a budget
  • Coordination of venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors and equipment hire
  • Identifying and securing speakers or special guests
  • Planning room layouts and the entertainment programme, scheduling workshops and demonstrations
  • Coordinate staffing requirements and staff briefings.
  • Liaise with marketing and comm. colleagues to promote the event
  • Coordinate suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly
  • Post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).

Your profile

  • Education & Training: Degree in Communication and/or Marketing
  • Experience:
  • Experience in event coordination is mandatory, in industrial environment is a plus
  • Experience with international/intercultural teams
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of currents trends in all kind of media
  • Languages:
  • English fluent
  • + at least another language: French, German much appreciated
  • IT skills: MS Office, SAP is a plus
  • Personal skills:
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Project management experience
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills and diplomacy
  • Strong communication, teamwork and negotiation skills
  • Sales and/or marketing skills
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Flexible and adaptable approach.

Our offer

  • GF assists its employees to maintain work-life balance, for example, by offering flexible work arrangements.
  • Our employees contribute a lot to our success. This is why GF places great importance to career development. Annually, as an employee, you can discuss how to advance your career with your supervisor.
  • GF enables its employees to spend quality time with their families after a child is born and grants them two weeks parental leave in addition to the parental leave provided for in the existing collective labour agreement. We also guarantee expectant mothers a full- or part-time job comparable to their previous job if they return to work within one year after the birth of their child.

Your contact

GF Machining Solutions Management SA
Rue du Pré-de-la-Fontaine 8
1217 Meyrin
Switzerland