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Associate Marketing Events Manager – Rocket Software

Company Name: Rocket Software
: United States
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

This role is a marketing events coordinator who is extremely self-motivated, driven, committed and dedicated to their team and clients. They will be flexible to manage many types and sizes of programs with different client personalities. They will have a positive demeanor and can work independently while adopting Rocket’s budgeting, contracting, planning and financial process.

A successful marketing events coordinator will be able to handle last minute changes and challenges while staying focused on the overall goals of the event. They are very detail oriented, organized and know how to deliver exceptional customer service. They should have good communications skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate execution of Rocket-led as well as IBM-led lead generation events

  • Maintain budget details
  • Support marketing aspects of pre-planning of event for optimal success: campaign brief, logistics of presence, etc.
  • Researching and proposing vendors when services are needed; nurturing vendor relationships for better service and pricing
  • Manage ordering and inventory of all worldwide event giveaways to stay within budget, ensure consistent corporate branding, and successful distribution. This includes maintaining inventory in the Rocket brand stores, ordering swag for external and internal events, and assisting with one off requests when they arise.

Organize Rocket internal events and Rocket-hosted events

  • Manage invitations and participant lists
  • Menu and décor planning
  • Social evening event
  • Content management
  • Rooming list management
  • On-site operation including staff and vendor management
  • Exceptional customer service throughout

Assist communications team as needed

  • Manage invoices for external PR vendor
  • Set up essential cross functional meetings
  • Assist with external and internal communications timelines for key events and corp development activity

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of corporate meeting or event planning experience which includes pre-event and on-site planning
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with clients, vendors, etc.
  • Must embody the Rocket Software brand and culture: empathy, trust, love and humanity


Experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in event coordination and communications roles. Previous experience in managing and coordinating events, as well as executing communication strategies, is essential.

Detail-Oriented and Organized: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail. The candidate should possess strong organizational skills to ensure seamless execution of events and communications plans.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. The candidate should be adept at crafting compelling messages and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint: Mastery of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required for creating and maintaining event budgets, tracking data, and developing presentations. The candidate should be able to leverage these tools efficiently to support event and communication initiatives.

Alignment with Company Values: Demonstrated commitment to embodying company values, including empathy, humanity, trust, and love, in all interactions and decision-making processes.

Positive Attitude and Growth Mindset: A great attitude, coupled with a growth mindset, is essential. The candidate should be enthusiastic, adaptable, and open to learning and development opportunities.

Curiosity: A curious mindset is crucial for exploring new ideas, strategies, and technologies in the field of events and communications. The candidate should be proactive in seeking out innovative solutions and staying updated on industry trends.

Overall, we are seeking a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is passionate about event planning and communication, and is committed to upholding our company values while contributing to our growth and success.

Preferred Experience:

  • Marketing background
  • Industry Affiliations (MPI, PCMA, SITE, others)


  • Bachelor’s degree required

Travel Requirements:

  • May entail 10 – 15% travel; actual travel varies based on company requirements

The base salary range for this role is $65,760.00 – $82,200.00 /year.

What Rocket Software can offer you in USA:

  • Extensive paid time off programs (paid holidays, sick, and unlimited vacation time)
  • Healthcare coverage options to fit you (and your family’s) needs
  • Retirement savings, with matching contributions by Rocket Software
  • Life and disability coverage
  • Leadership and skills training opportunities
  • Two paid work days for off-site training

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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