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Event Specialist

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In this role you will plan and execute events, from regional AWS-hosted events to sponsorship of industry conferences. Your daily responsibilities will include serving as an event expert, working closely with product and solutions marketing managers to identify event goals, content, and promotion, and coordinate all event logistics. You will utilize exceptional project management skills to manage pre-event reviews and communications and post-event follow-up, ensuring all stakeholders are working together to deliver a high-quality event.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of running successful events and have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. This is a unique opportunity to play a highly visible role in an exciting, industry-leading technology business.
Job Responsibilities

- Oversee planning, production and execution of events hosted in the US, from large events to small user groups.
- Assist in the definition and creation of event goals, while keeping customer needs in mind, to ensure event success.
- Serve as event project manager, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: pre-event consultation and planning, venue selection, agenda development and event flow, event promotion and registration, printing and shipping, budget management, related travel arrangements, staffing, event follow-up and reporting, etc.; working with the event owner on speaker identification, content creation, collateral and swag creation, etc.; on-site duties include ensuring proper set-up and signage, registration coordination, AV testing, speaker management, time management, etc.
- Manage event calendar, project timelines, and event budget.
- Expertly drive pre-event weekly meetings, including ownership of event planning documentation.
- Build and distribute regular pre-event status reports and post-event trip report.
- Work closely with marketing, sales, product teams, PR, upper management, and field evangelists to achieve business goals via event marketing.

Basic Qualifications

- 5+ years of relevant work experience in event marketing. Experience in marketing B2B technology products or services preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or relevant field of study.
- Demonstrated success in event management and project management.
- A willingness to travel and ability to work independently and autonomously.
- Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

- A career path that demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility and proven success delivering measurable marketing results.
- Ability to manage time and juggle multiple priorities to execute high quality deliverables.
- Skilled negotiator with proven experience finding creative ways to do more with less, and a track record of staying on budget.
- Experience working in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional organization.
- Proven knowledge of industry tools, such as SalesForce and HTML.

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