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Event Manager

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The Events Manager position supports the strategic planning, execution and oversight of corporate events which include tradeshow & sponsorships, and retail events that are in alignment with the overall marketing strategy. This position includes management of ALL elements of a program including budget development and reconciliation of each program, all logistics and content management including, but not limited to, sample management, contract negotiation, promotional strategy, premiums conception, staff relations and vendor management. This individual must be a team player, whom can successfully multi-task and is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done in a positive manner.

Job Responsibilities:
• Simultaneously manage & execute multiple demo & events of varying sizes at any one time.
• Manage, hire and train a staff of 25 national brand representatives (demo reps).
• Identify, negotiate and present sponsorships which meet company objectives.
• Excellent project management/coordinating skills are essential as is the ability to define, conceptualize and execute a successful event.
• Manage and track event budget.
• Come up with creative ways to promote company products to our target consumer audience at trade shows/events always focusing all important ROI.
• Create and execute innovative and effective sponsorship opportunities.
• Act as liaison between Marketing and Sales on event strategy, budget, and execution for events.
• Post-event tracking and ROI analysis to help measure the company’s event initiatives and to improve future performance.

Characteristics Needed to Be Successful in this Role
• You are energetic, outgoing, extremely well-organized, professional and always works with integrity.
• You can thrive in an environment where priorities shift on a dime.
• You are a “problem solver” who remains calm and cool under pressure.
• Travel up to 20% of the time including nights and weekends
• Have experience and overall understanding of the importance that social media plays on events.
• Enjoy fitness and nutrition and lead an active lifestyle.
• Enjoy working with many different types of personalities, some more challenging and time consuming than others.
• Event sports management background highly preferred.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 5+ years of directly-related experience in Events or Tradeshow Management (this is not a Junior Level Role).
• Strong negotiation and event management skills ARE A MUST.
• Attention to detail and strong follow through skills
• Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Have successfully managed event budgets ranging from $25K to $250K.

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