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Director of Corporate Events – Unity

Company Name: Unity
Location
: United States
Type: Contract

Job Description:

Unity is looking for an experienced global corporate events leader. The ideal candidate has experience delivering events that connect brand awareness with driving demand across a broad customer base, while engaging with a very vibrant user community.

This leader will work closely across many senior internal stakeholders – spanning C-level executives, product leaders, sales and marketing – balancing stakeholders’ demands and interests to ensure we deliver successful events.

This person will own a mix of formats ranging from Unity’s user conference: Unite to 3rd party event sponsorships and repeatable in-market roadshows. They will lead a team of events professionals as well as manage our event agencies.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Develop and implement an overarching corporate events strategy aligned with Unity’s goals and objectives
  • Have a clear understanding of marketing goals, campaigns, and messaging to design a strategic vision and annual plan for how events and experiences support our objectives, partnering with others for alignment
  • Design engaging event experiences that maximize reach and impact for both gaming as well as non-gaming customers and users
  • Develop compelling partnership opportunities to drive sponsorships within our ecosystem
  • Maintain and manage a network of partners to assist with various aspects of event management, including venue sourcing, production, branding, and onsite logistics
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to understand their business needs and goals. Work in partnership to create valuable experiences for our customers and users. Drive consistency globally.
  • Establish, track, and report on event metrics, including attendance, engagement, and ROI Continually assess opportunities for improvement and optimization of future events
  • Lead and mentor a team of event professionals, providing guidance, support, and development opportunities. Foster a collaborative and high-performing team culture focused on innovation, creativity, and excellence

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • A strong leader who can strike the right balance between strategy, creativity, and impactful execution
  • Experience working directly with CEOs and C-level executives. Ability to engage with and influence senior executives with gravitas
  • Proven experience delivering both large scale (3k+ people) and more intimate executive (C-suite) events to a very high standard on behalf of a broad range of customers, prospects and developers, preferably in the gaming or technology industries
  • Ability to analyze data, develop strategies to achieve desired metrics, build compelling business cases for investment, and present results at executive levels
  • Understanding of how to engage developers and technical users to drive deeper affinity for Unity’s technologies and services
  • A detail-oriented, analytical approach, with the ability to manage multiple, high-profile projects and deliverables
  • Skilled contract negotiator with a demonstrated track record of finding creative ways to do more with less with allocated budgets
  • Creative thinker with a keen eye for detail and design
  • Proficiency in event management software and tools
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and mentor multiple team members
  • Ability to succeed in a innovative, and rapidly evolving industry and organization

Additional Information

  • International relocation support is not available for this position.

Unity is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment and celebrate our employees across age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our differences are strengths that enable us to support the growing and evolving needs of our customers, partners, and collaborators.

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