Senior Manager/Manager, Events

Mclean, VA
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
Cvent is looking for a Senior Manager or Manager of Events to manage the day-to-day operations of Cvent's 1,000+ live events and tradeshows annually. This position will report to the director of events; help manage the events team and work directly with our global offices.This strategic position requires the ability to work on several projects at one time, be data driven and results oriented. The candidate must be a detailed oriented, with strong time management skills, forward-thinking and can creatively solve problems in a constantly changing environment. Candidate must be able to apply sound judgment in strategy meetings with management when dealing with new initiatives, budget discussions and company event roadmaps. This position will partner closely across departments with marketing, sales and senior management to ensure every event is handled professionally with flawless execution. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience negotiating with internal and external groups, the ability to propose new and creative ideas, highly effective communication skills, and the ability to build constructive and effective relationships.What You Will Be Doing* Help manage the team that executes 1,000 events annually* Work directly with the director of events on team KPIs, team process documentation, project timelines, roadmaps, team allocation and budgets* Lead development of event strategy for prospective/customer-facing events, seminars and tradeshows; Including: preparation timelines, ensuring proper communication with all staff involved regarding event goals, responsibilities and shifting priorities* Ability to develop, track and manage large event budgets closely, produce pre-and post-event budgeting reports, report and analyze ROI and actual spend; Must have experience identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings* Manage multiple projects simultaneously with precision and attention to detail while continually finding ways to improve processes to produce higher quality and more effective results* Must have superior negotiating skills and the ability to gain noticeable vendor savings through contract negotiations - all within strict budgetary parameters, tracking financial benefits* Build strong relationships and work directly with key stakeholders, including directors, executives and c-suite personnel, to ensure all event objectives are clearly understood and executed accordingly* Work closely with marketing operations, events marketing, product marketing on all deliverables worked on by the events team* Keep project and timeline plans up to date and manage all tasks to successful completion* Maintain strong relationships with external vendors and identify appropriate new business relationships, championing the most productive partnerships for the company* Identify opportunities for process and event management improvements and develop new policies regarding implementing new procedures* Help train, mentor and manage a team of event planners* * 10+ years of event experience* Self-motivated individual that can serve as a team mentor* People managing experience is required* Maintain a high degree of composure and interpersonal skills in high pressure moments while maintaining a solution driven mindset* Ability to formulate processes necessary to accomplish goals in the most efficient and effective way* Ability to document and produce KPIs for a team and deliver on the team goals* Ability to accurately prioritize problems/initiatives in time sensitive situations and work on multiple projects simultaneously* Experience with Cvent Event Management Software, Cvent Supplier Network, Concur, Clarizen, Tableau and Salesforce a plus

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