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Events Manager

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Wanted: creative problem solver with 5 or more years of experience planning events, tradeshows or both. Must love to collaborate but also be disciplined enough to work independently. Multi-tasking is a must-have and flexibility abounds. Like big corporate America? We like you, too. We are less bureaucracy, more big-thinking. We love to work strategically with our internal partners to make our Fortune 500 company shine.

The ideal candidate for the Event Manager role will be a confident, experienced, take-charge professional with ability to manage relationships, vendors, logistics, financial and administrative tasks. The ability to travel (30-40%) is required and the candidate must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed during heavy planning periods.

Job functions:
• Negotiate hotel and tradeshow contracts, arrange food and beverage, audio visual, equipment and signage, order tradeshow services
• Conduct research on event sites, potential tradeshows, giveaways, etc.
• Create and revise room layouts or tradeshow floorplans
• Work with vendors, secure estimates, and finalize billing and financial procedures
• Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process
• Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
• Prepare event and tradeshow estimates, track expenses and prepare actuals at completion
• Schedule events on the appropriate calendars and internal systems
• Create registration sites using Sharepoint or Certain Registration

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