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Executive Event Manager – Workday

Company Name: Workday
: Pleasanton, CA 
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Workday is actively looking for an experienced Executive Event Manager to support our growing portfolio of sports hospitality events. You’ll work on a variety of programs with an executive audience focused primarily on sports hospitality programs We’re looking for a professional with progressive and demonstrated success in coordinating and driving executive events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the management of hospitality programs at various sporting events such as AT&T Pebble Beach, The Masters, US Open Tennis Championship and various F1 races.
  • Work closely with sales and field marketing to manage a nomination process for each event to develop invitation list.
  • Establish and manage process, meetings and milestones. Regularly communicate deadlines and interdependency to ensure established milestones are met.
  • Develop, track and manage program budgets.
  • Work with brand and creative services to ensure all materials are on brand.
  • Manage vendor relationships required to support programs.
  • Facilitate planning meetings with internal and external partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of demonstrated success in “hands on” event management with at least 2 years managing executive events
  • Exceptional budget management and negotiation skills. Continually identify, propose, and implement cost-savings opportunities.
  • Event audience acquisition experience required
  • Superior project management, attention to detail and organization skills
  • Experience using collaborative tools like Workfront and a high comfort level in SFDC
  • Ability to travel up for 40%

Other Qualifications

  • Positive and consistent customer service orientation. Strong verbal and written communication skills a must.
  • Excellent computer and technology skills
  • High levels of tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to interact with all levels of people including senior executives
  • Resourceful, self-starter that works best in a team environment. Flexible in a fast-paced setting with competing and ever-changing tasks. Sense of urgency and strong work ethic a must.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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