SAN DIEGO, CA
Job Title: Staff Marketing Event Specialist (Seeking candidates focused in leading event marketing programs/activities)
Duration: 12 months
Manage events from inception to completion through meetings, email, phone calls and other means with team members. Develop solutions as problems arise by changing priorities, rearranging schedules, developing alternatives, and/or adding additional resources. Ensure project stays on track. Ensure project stays on strategy. Assemble and present project rollup of status, issues, and recommended solutions. Provide regular client updates Defines needs for external services, researches available vendors and agencies, conducts agency presentations, and makes final recommendation. Manages agency or vendor. Develops and manages budgets. Tracks invoices to ensure budget accuracy and compliance with accounting guidelines Work closely with product marketing to understand their objectives and strategies at each show and how the events team can ensure that they are properly executed. Work with compliance, legal, brand and other internal entities to ensure all events are managed according to their guidelines Coordinate all shipments for events. Work with internal customs and import/export teams to ensure all proper shipping documentation is taken care of Negotiate and implement contracts with vendors and hotels Manage tradeshow and events warehouse and prepare products needed for each show when applicable Attend managed shows when applicable to ensure set up, tear down and show is executed accordingly Facilitates pre-show meetings and post-show reports Send detailed show briefs to internal team and stakeholders prior to event.
Requires leadership skills Ability to work with minimal supervision. Have large-scale events coordination experience as well as tradeshow experience. Project coordination experience in a marketing/sales organization. Have excellent organization skills with the ability to multi-task. Must be flexible and able to prioritize responsibilities. Basic understanding of marketing principles desired. Experience managing agencies or vendors. International experience preferred. Have excellent communication and creative problem solving skills. Must be a strategic thinker as well as strong executer of tactical plans.
Six or more years of marketing experience Strong strategic and planning skills Excellent written and verbal and strong presentation skills Strong project management skills Strong team player Able to handle multiple priorities Able to work independently Strong creative and analytic skills Strong attention to detail BA or BS in marketing or business International and Domestic travel required
BA or BS in marketing or business