The job of an Activity Manager depends on the industry of an institution. In general, these kinds of managers are responsible for facilitating all aspects of an activity program, from planning of product and business development projects, up to production, launching and post-launch evaluation. He/she will also be responsible in leading teams throughout the execution of projects.
Education/Experience Requirements A successful candidate must possess a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any business-related fields and at least three years business experience with at least 1 year of project management experience.
Skills Organizational, motivational and leadership skills, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), ability to create, plan and manage activities effectively, strong business knowledge, analytical skills and interpersonal skills, and up-to-date knowledge of computer programs and applications. Activity managers must also be energetic, physically fit, approachable, flexible and creative.
Specific work elements Managing and motivating team members, planning and organizing day-to-day activities or projects, leading regular team meetings, overseeing all procedures of an event from development to the actual launch, advertising and promoting product launches or other activities, dealing with local suppliers, maintaining records of activity costs, joining management meetings and providing recommendations to increase marketing efforts, and other tasks involved in activities of department, account or company.