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Events Manager, Regional Marketing AMER – Elastic

Company Name: Elastic
: New Jersey, United States 
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Our Regional Marketing team is the most distributed of all the marketing teams at Elastic, with the highest mix of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Our group drives tailored and innovative marketing programs to drive awareness and pipeline.

As the Event Manager for AMER, you will be responsible for the end-to-end management and execution of large-scale events, ensuring they are delivered seamlessly and exceed client expectations. You will work closely with internal partners, external vendors, local regional Marketing teams, and clients to conceptualize, plan, and implement events that align with our company’s objectives and brand identity. Additionally, you will own pipeline goals, driving event-driven leads and conversions.

The Events Manager AMER, will be part of the excellent AMER Regional Marketing team as well as the global events team and will report to the Senior Manager of AMER Regional Marketing Programs. We seek an innovative, thoughtful, and expert marketer who is fun to work with and a diligent standout colleague! To succeed, you are an excellent teammate and be agile to work in a matrix environment.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Event Planning and Strategy: Develop comprehensive event plans, timelines, and strategies to ensure the successful execution of large-scale events across the AMER region.
  • Client Engagement: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, understanding their objectives, and translating them into innovative event concepts and experiences.
  • Budget Management: Lead event budgets optimally, ensuring all expenses are supervised, monitored, and reconciled to meet financial targets.
  • Vendor Management: Source, negotiate with, and manage relationships with vendors, venues, and suppliers to secure the vital resources for each event.
  • Logistics Coordination: Coordinate all logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, transportation, catering, audiovisual equipment, and on-site staffing.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate them, ensuring events are driven safely and successfully.
  • Post-Event Evaluation: Conduct post-event evaluations to assess the success of each event, capture feedback from team members, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Pipeline Goals: Own pipeline goals, driving event-driven leads and conversions in alignment with business objectives.
  • Collaboration with Local Marketing Teams: Work closely with local regional Marketing teams to ensure events are aligned with marketing strategies and initiatives.

What You Bring Along:

  • Minimum 6+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Shown experience in event management, with a focus on planning and performing large-scale events.
  • Experience working in the B2B Enterprise tech/software space, preferably in open source, big data, cloud, saas and analytics, would be ideal.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in event management software and tools e.g., Cvent as well as SFDC, Google suite, etc.
  • Strategic problem solver as well as hands-on execution
  • Flexibility to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as the need arises by event schedules.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in additional languages is a plus.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:

$106,900—$169,100 USD

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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