Event Management Advisor - Business Development

January 21, 2019

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-08As Event Management Advisor, you will help promote the organization’s projects, policies and programs by designing and developing communications and sharing them within Desjardins Group and with its members and clients.You help establish and promote the organization’s online brand image by creating, managing and updating social and digital media communications and serving as social media community manager.You advise clients and partners to help them with small- to medium-scale print media initiatives. You develop tools, methods and processes. Your projects and initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work.You propose recommendations, solutions and action plans based on the organization’s objectives and priorities. You share ideas and help solve problems using your analytical skills and extensive knowledge of the line of business. You interact with stakeholders working in other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

Additional responsibilities


  • Create and send out GPS notifications
  • Produce descriptive texts for our events
  • Execute the promotional communication strategy for our events and offers
    • Draft bulk emails
    • Comply with marketing rules
    • Obtain approval from Marketing (as needed)
    • Revise and translate written material
  • Produce documentation for the management and Business Development teams
  • Participate in marketing meetings (as needed)
  • Keep the team informed of various developments
  • Carry out clerical tasks for various projects, offers and partnership

Event management

  • Produce descriptive texts for our events
  • Manage event publications in DI / Eventbrite
  • Ensure that there is a good participation rate at the various events
  • Manage the BDAs’ and representatives’ schedules for seminar evenings
  • Keep a list of participants and send seminar course materials and relevant information to participants
  • Respond to occasional requests from clients regarding their participation or other requests
  • Invoice clients: Ensure that online invoicing works properly (cheques and debits involving the event account)
  • Manage rooms for events: Reserve rooms | Request cleaning | Advise security
  • Survey participants after each activity and prepare a summary
  • Send individual post-event survey results to Business Development to determine performance objectives
  • Serve as the contact for event organizers where Desjardins Online Brokerage is a partner or sponsor
  • Help with various event mandates

Other working conditions

  • Number of jobs available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required  

Specific knowledge

Independent speaker, intermediate knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

1170, rue Peel Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Communications (FG)

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