NA Events Manager – Lenovo

Company Name: Lenovo
Morrisville, NC
Full Time

Job Description:

Lenovo is the fastest growing technology company on the planet, with growth outpacing our competition quarter after quarter and we’re growing! Lenovo’s fundamental belief is that Different is Better. Every day, every employee at Lenovo is focused on moving forward, rejecting traditional limits, and always seeking a better way. We are looking for the person who challenges the ordinary and seeks to innovate in learning, while also balancing execution.

The NA Events Manager will

  • Serve as a key point of contact for all NA commercial events (Lenovo led as well as industry events), WW Marketing strategic events (CES, Transform, Accelerate, AI Summit, OOW, Web Summit and others TBC), NA/WW DCG events (VMWorld, MSFT Ignite, Gartner ITXpo and others TBC)
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution to include all 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
  • Strict adherence to budget to deliver results on time within scope with 100% alliance compliance
  • Collaborate with NA Segment marketing managers to best support their events as well as the WW events team
  • Facilitate, manage, and approve MIMT 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 after event reports, 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 objectives within the scope of the WW event to include collaboration on locations, agenda, evening and hospitality activities, audience, registration, sponsorships, content, budget, alliance compliance, customer service, hardware requirements and driving NA attendance and customer meetings
  • Educate NA team, including sellers and executives, on NA participation in event in order to maximize NA participation
  • Collaborate with DCG teams to include IDG products, content, and presentations to better show One Lenovo and drive our NA business forward
  • Regularly interlock and collaborate with NA and WW product, services, and software teams as well as DCG teams to keep current on products, solutions, and offerings so all events have up to date, current demos and displays representing One Lenovo
  • Act as valued advisor to NA marketing team and leadership by keeping up to date on all industry roadmaps and company priorities to provide event guidance and strategic input for future participation in events key to the success of the business and Lenovo
  • Special projects as needed including partnership activations

Position Requirements:

  • 5 – 7 years Marketing/Event Planning experience
  • 3 – 5 years Marketing Communications experience
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to work with all 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)
  • Innovative approach to managing events and marketing communications to develop events that create buzz and engage Lenovo partners and customers
  • Experience working with sales reps to drive marketing programs
  • Strong organizational experience and attention to detail to flawlessly manage numerous events each quarter
  • Strong project/budget management skills
  • Hardware background preferred
  • Must be able to travel 30%

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.