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Tamara Bulat

Events Manager/Project Manager

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsActively Looking For Next Events Role

About me

I am a highly accomplished Events Manager with 14 years experience managing complex events from concept to completion. I have extremely high standards and my goal is for each event I manage to run seamlessly. I have an acute attention to detail, strong supplier and client management skills and an exceptional track record of delivery.

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Skills

  • Brand Activation
  • Client Facing
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Leading Teams
  • Event Operations
  • Sponsor Activation
  • Creative Events
  • Project Management
  • Detail Orientated
  • Budget Management

Work history

Currently

Event Manager

Freelance

Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Worked with a number of event agencies on short-term contracts. • Roles involved acting as client lead, event logistics, brand activations, event design, coordinating print materials, room set ups, a/v and technical requirements.

2014

Event Manager

Jack Morton Worldwide | Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Functioned as the key Operations liaison to the Production teams and collaborated closely with heads of departments from Creative, Casting, Headline Talent (HLT), Stage Management, Music and Costumes • Managed Production’s operational requirements for HLT, cast and staff, including flights, ground transport, accommodation, accreditation, venue management, budget and catering • Scope for HLT entailed 127 flights & trains, 525 vehicle movements, 103 hotel rooms and 35 dressing rooms

2014

Operations Manager

FiveCurrents and Balich Worldwide Shows | Sochi 2014 Olympic & Paralympic Ceremonies

Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Freelance
  • • Deputized for the Senior Venue Operations Manager for the strategy, set up and management of the ceremony and rehearsal venues • Responsible for the venue requirements, services and show logistics for all protocol, headline talent and Athletes Parade. Ensured they were in accordance with the client, IOC and IPC, regulations • Led the department’s recruitment, hiring, training and management for all employees • Worked on a senior level with the Producers, Creative, Protocol, Casting and Stage Management on all areas of planning and delivery including infrastructure, catering, security, accreditation, transport and staffing • Oversaw the volunteer program, training, managing and scheduling • Created and maintained scope of works, operational plans, policies and procedures, contingency plans, risks and issues, presentations and progress reports

2012

Event Manager

London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Aug 2010 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Cluster Manager Catering, Cleaning & Waste, Olympic Park • Directed the catering, cleaning and waste operations for Olympic Park during planning and games time • Managed 5 high-profile venues and events including Olympic Stadium, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Aquatics, main park entrance and common domain • Managed budgets, ensured tight cost controls and tracked sale targets • Worked with procurement, finance and legal to negotiate multi-million pound contracts and supplier bids • Activated sponsorship agreements with top tier sponsors: Coca Cola, Visa, McDonalds, Heineken • Responsible for the design and infrastructure for 80 concessions, 3 workforce dining areas, 16 lounges, and 5 back-of-house compounds • Ensured the best suppliers were sourced and met targets of excellence, sustainability and provenance • Delivered services to 7 client groups: spectators, VIPs, staff, volunteers, media, athletes and sport officials

2010

Event Manager

David Atkins Enterprises | Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Ceremonies

Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Freelance
  • • Managed catering for groups up to 3800; including staff, headline talent and cast • Designed and fitted the decor of headline talent green rooms and dressing rooms • Oversaw the execution and distribution of 82,000 meal packs to multiple locations • Coordinated User Pay catering and traced revenue and expenditures

2009

Event Manager

TED Conferences

Oct 2006 - Sep 2009
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Freelance
  • TED Conferences is produced by an events agency, Procreation Design Works. Events planned in Vancouver, implemented in USA, UK, Tanzania, India. • Designed and managed unique events through large-scale evening parties, creative breaks and activities • Planned all event requirements: creative development, venue and supplier sourcing, design and decor, entertainment, catering, staffing, training, security, power, lighting, tenting and signage • Responsible for budget management, purchase orders, invoices and reconciliation • Supervised contractors, staff and crew across multiple venues simultaneously • Continually researched new suppliers and new trends to ensure events were industry leading • Operated in a range of venues including museums, hotels, ballrooms, public spaces, restaurants and arenas • Managed A/V and Technical including RFPs, filming logistics, stage design and post production.

Education

2002

Bachelor of Recreation Management

University of Manitoba

Sep 1998 - May 2002
  • Winnipeg, Canada

Awards

2002

Valedictorian

University of Manitoba

2002

Highest Academic Standing Medal

University of Manitoba

2002

Graduate of the Year

University of Manitoba