Senior Event Manager

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Senior Event Manager Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communications professionals from over 120,000 corporations, agencies and nonprofits use Vocus to access the world's largest pitchable media and blogger database, distribute press releases, manage influencer outreach, measure social media activities, and analyze the effectiveness of communications campaigns. Vocus is the parent company to PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. It is headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with offices in North America and Europe. For more information call 345-5572 or follow on Vocus is seeking an experienced Senior Event Manager to plan and execute large trade shows, partnerships, sponsorships, meetings and Vocus' annual PR and Marketing conference, Demand Success.
Job Responsibilities: Strategic Planning and Successful Execution of Events:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Plan and execute events such as:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Annual Conference
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Monthly Webinar(s)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Tradeshows
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Sponsorships and partnerships
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Customer event series
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Sales Incentive trips
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Sales Kick Off meetings
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Collaborate with event stakeholders and manage all aspects of the event planning process for assigned trade shows, events and employee functions
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Schedule, lead, and participate in planning meetings regarding the objectives and direction of assigned projects
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Interface with other client team members, sales personnel and company executives to gain direction and insight
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage development of marketing materials, registration process, marketing of events, materials as necessary and internal communications events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Travel as needed to tradeshows and customer events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage internal and external communications between vendors, customers and sales regarding tradeshows and customers events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Maintain communication with key account managers and global team members as appropriate throughout the entire event planning process
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Work with public relations to sync exhibiting and speaking events when appropriate
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Work with industry leaders / speakers to establish relationships and secure speakers for monthly webinars.
Reporting and Analytics:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Gather post-event survey results after each tradeshow to evaluate the success rate of each event and propose any changes to project plan and budget
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Coordinate post-event review meetings and lead follow-up activities
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Maintain historical event files and records
Vendor / Contract Negotiation:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Contract with hotels on meeting space, A/V and food and beverage needs for hosted events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Act as liaison between vendors and events team for hosted events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage outside vendors on shipping, logistics and creative for trade shows and events
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Maintain budget records and forecast expenses
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Create and track purchase orders to obtain appropriate goods and services
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Insure proper accounting and payment for all event expenses
Knowledge of the following a plus: Qualifications:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree preferred
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ 5-8+ years' experience with event management
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong attention to detail
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Business to business marketing experience
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ A self-motivated individual; a good team player
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Takes accountability and ownership of his/her own work
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledge of the following is a plus:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Cvent
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Go To Webinar
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ EventBrite
Company Perks:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Full benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K and paid time off
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Access to an ultramodern gym facility with free yoga and fitness classes
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Indoor basketball court
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Work hard, play hard environment
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ To learn more about opportunities please visit Follow Vocus Careers on Facebook & on Twitter EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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