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Event Manager – Microsoft

Company Name: Microsoft
Location
: Redmond, WA
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

We’re seeking an experienced Event Manager to join our team as the community event manager. You will be at the forefront of orchestrating impactful online and in-person events that showcase Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. You will drive the strategic planning and execution of events, manage resources effectively, and create memorable experiences. Your expertise in managing events and communicating effectively will make sure that Microsoft has a positive impact at events around the world and support our growth objectives.

You’ll have the opportunity to define how Microsoft’s cutting-edge business applications and platforms are represented in online and offline events across the world. You’re passionate about event management and want to contribute to the success of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an event tiering strategy to determine event selection, prioritization, and resource allocation per event.
  • Lead the event planning and execution process for online and in-person events.
  • Orchestrate all event workstreams, ensuring seamless coordination and communication across teams.
  • Run internal and external communications related to events, keeping all relevant parties informed and engaged.
  • Coordinate in-person presence at events, including the selection of swag items, booth design, and on-site activities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with third party event organizers, vendors, and internal stakeholders.
  • Manage the event budget, ensuring all events are delivered within the allocated financial resources.
  • Define and measure the success of events in alignment with our community growth objectives.

Other

  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 4+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in program management, managing multiple complex workstreams and stakeholders simultaneously.

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 6+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles
  • OR Master’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 3+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related role
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience in community building and social media engagement.
  • A team player with leadership skills.
  • Prior experience with technology marketing.
  • Comfortable managing a team of vendors.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft’s ecosystem and partner networks.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Familiarity with event KPIs and marketing techniques for event management.
  • Proven experience as an event manager.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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