Channel Events Manager – Lenovo

Company Name: Lenovo
 United States 
Full Time

Job Description:

We’re looking for an innovative and highly organized Events Manager with strong collaboration and project management skills to join our high-energy, mission-driven NA Channel Marketing team. Our goal is to deliver accelerated growth in the core business through Lenovo Partners while preparing them for the channel of the future with Lenovo’s strategic solutions. We do this through compelling communications, targeted enablement, effective marketing campaigns, and vertical-specific resources, all while delivering a delightful experience for partners. Oh, and we love sharing funny GIFs.

The preference is for the candidate to live near/around headquarters in Morrisville, NC.

What You’ll Do:

The Channel Event Manager will:

  • Support in-person and virtual NA Channel events including: our partner enablement event – Accelerate, Business Partner Executive Summit, Partner Advisory Councils, Channel Industry Events, and other NA Channel strategic events.
  • Be responsible for managing all aspects of planning and execution of event logistics, registration, products, staffing, alliance compliance, content, booth design and layout, security, operations and more to achieve the goals as set out by the business and defined by key stakeholders.
  • Communicate event details to internal and external customer base via excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strictly adhere to budget requirements while delivering results on time within scope and 100% alliance compliance
  • Collaborate with NA Channel Sales leadership, NA Channel Communications, and NA corporate events team to best support the event strategy
  • Contribute to the process for Anaplan and Ariba actions (financial tools) to ensure payment process for events (i.e. vendor payment) occurs in a timely manner
  • Track all event activities through hosting regular call cadence, project management tools, providing regular updates to marketing teams
  • Identify ROI and show reporting/results with stakeholders after events, including best practices for future participation
  • Work closely with NA executives and teams participating to understand and define goals, success factors, and what is needed for success
  • Responsible for achieving all NA Channel objectives within the scope of any WW event to include collaboration on locations, agenda, evening and hospitality activities, audience acquisition, registration, sponsorships, content, budget, alliance compliance, customer service, hardware requirements and driving NA attendance and customer meetings
  • Educate NA Channel team, including sellers and executives, on NA participation in events in order to maximize NA participation
  • Ensure Intelligent Device Group (IDG), Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), and Solutions & Services Group teams are adequately represented with products, content, and presentations to better demonstrate One Lenovo and drive our NA business forward

Position Requirements:

  • 3-5 years Marketing/Event Planning experience
  • Must be able to travel 30%
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to work with all sales, marketing disciplines and teams as well as external vendors
  • Ability to influence stakeholders within a matrixed organization through relationship building and strong presence
  • Passion for executing programs of the highest quality possible
  • Experience working in an account management role at a media/creative agency (or overseeing an agency relationship from client side).
  • Experience designing and producing virtual or hybrid customer experiences, such as webinars, virtual booths, etc.
  • Innovative approach to managing events and marketing communications to develop events that create buzz and engage Lenovo partners and customers
  • Strong organizational experience and attention to detail to flawlessly manage numerous events each quarter
  • Strong project/budget management skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.