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Employee Consultant Project Manager Event Owner APAC WEST

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organisation, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organisation specialising in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of over 385,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 830 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 9,000 faculty members and attended by over 58,000 participants. We have around 18,500 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

Employment Type:  Permanent
Part-time percentage:  100%
This position is located in: 


Experience level:  Experienced professional
Please send us your application documents in:  English or German

In this job you are required to:

  • Project manage and take ownership of assigned Educational Events in line with AO’s Global Education Process and Educational Guidelines in close collaboration with course chairs 
  • Help to facilitate smooth collaboration within operational event delivery team and especially Event Specialists 
  • Build and manage relationships with Chairperson and Faculty, supporting in in the development of scientific programs, event details and faculty invitation in the given timeline
  • Identify and invite Faculty and Speakers in close collaboration with the Course Chairs
  • Close collaboration with DePuy Synthes staff on event technical support, education grant and voucher purchase
  • Perform as an income/ revenue expert by generating revenues through relationship/sales, further liaise and instruct Event Specialists on available budget 
  • Manage regional / local community campaigns - booth and symposium management during congresses - including congress presence and acquisition of new members
  • Develop local networks by engaging and building strong relationships with local Partners to embrace the local environment and understand the local needs.
  • Acquire new members and develop trustful relationships on-site during the events, expanding AO networks which will contribute to AO Education
  • Identify need for collaboration with local agencies / suppliers
  • Annual budget planning for the events in the assigned countries as part of AOs yearly budgeting cycle

To master this challenge you have:

Educational requirements

  • University Master or Bachelor degree in relevant field (e.g., hospitality, event management, public relations, communications, marketing) or higher Education „Fachausweis“

Job experience

  • Proven record of professional experience in project work or event management (3-5 years)
  • Experience in medical events/course organization is an advantage


Key skills

  • Strong organizational-, project- and event management skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to build and maintain relations with Health Care Professional at all levels and broader stakeholders
  • Good problem solving and strong analytical skills as well as proven ability to prioritize task
  • A collaborative, solution-focused approach, ability to collaborate well with others and work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Effective leadership skills through consistent reliability and effective support


Language skills

  • Fluent written and verbal English. Knowledge of other relevant languages in the region are an asset.

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility regarding working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc) through our online application system.

Date of publication:  Mar 7, 2023