Senior Manager, Corporate Events


Senior Manager, Corporate Events

What you’ll be doing:

  • Using our meeting platform to researching and identify possible destinations (cities/countries) to host meetings & events. 
  • Researching and brainstorming fun, creative and engaging new events, experiences and opportunities.
  • Researching grants and other business incentives available to help reduce costs.
  • Researching vendors at selected destinations for services like:
    • Audio Visual
    • Transportation
    • Activities
    • Venues to host group events
    • Entertainment (music, movie outings, adult-sized bounce houses, whatever)
    • Restaurants
    • And more!
  • Managing the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and responses for events under your direction.
  • Assisting our Internal Communications team with program communications to maximize results.
  • Adapting to changing projects, programs or technology requirements.
  • Creating and managing project plans and ensure projects meet deadlines.
  • Reviewing and suggesting changes to approaches, strategies and plans. We want contrarian thinkers!
  • Monitoring, tracking and managing team tasks/execution against established deliverables, plans and objectives.
  • Working closely with the Event lead to bring their vision to life.
  • Assisting in establishing realistic budgets.

What we want out of our dream candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 8 - 10 years event planning/management experience.
  • International event planning/ management experience a must have.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing schedules, budget, risk management and issues.
  • Strong natural leadership ability.
  • Comfortable working directly with and assisting executive leadership and Board of Director members.
  • Above-average verbal and written communication skills across all levels/audiences within an organization.
  • Experience with negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Must be comfortable using PowerPoint, building and editing presentations using advanced features & capabilities.
  • Strong experience with Audio Visual equipment, including managing the set-up between our presentations and the AV company’s equipment to ensure smooth presentations and transitions from PPT and/or video to the screen.
  • Experience & comfort in utilizing virtual platforms such as Zoom or Aventri.  Must be able to create/set up event registrations and apps.
  • Comfortable with managing all elements of a hybrid or virtual meeting including the technical elements, running rehearsals before an event and presentations the day of.
  • Detail-oriented and timeline focused.
  • Strong research ability. You will need to find necessary data, programs and vendors/venues for various programs.
  • Experience speaking with vendors in other countries and the ability to communicate our requirements for events.
  • Ability to stay focused and organized under stress so events or programs go off without a hitch.
  • Ability to quickly resolve issues.
  • Ability to approach problems with a CREATIVE mindset.
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally a requirement for the role.