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Senior Events Manager – HP 

Company Name: HP
Location: Spring, TX 
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The Senior Events Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, and management of high-level, business critical events for HP Inc. This position works closely with numerous internal partners and external agencies to plan and execute domestic and international strategic events. The ideal candidate will have experience with event budgeting and management for events with budgets in excess of $5 million. Full understanding of the value of an integrated business structure among marketing, business units, sales and communications is essential.

Candidate must be able to work independently, prioritize assignments, and work under significant pressure. Projects under management are time sensitive, involving frequent concurrent deadlines with dependencies on partner organizations. Therefore, collaboration, attention to detail and the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of HP leadership is critical to keep programs moving effectively and efficiently.

This role requires that the planner has and promotes an eagerness to develop and implement new processes for improving effectiveness and impact in event planning and logistics as well as seeks to push the boundaries on event experiences that amaze our customers, partners and employees.

Duties And Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of events through utilization of your team including but not limited to: internal consulting, concept proposal development, site selection via RFP process, vendor negotiation, contract administration (including controlling risks associated with attrition and cancellation), hotel management, air/ground travel, total logistics coordination (menus, setup, branding, audio visual), content development, expense monitoring and budgeting, materials across the attendee journey, event systems and tools management, post event financial reconciliation, and cross-departmental team management, graphic design and website development, printing, registration management, coordination of speakers, giveaways, entertainment, activities, and travel staff.

Work with Marketing, Business Units, Communications and Centers of Excellence teams to cultivate events that deliver on the specific events objectives striving to meet or beat metrics of the program. Create innovative event concepts and unique designs following, adapting and enhancing current and future industry trends. Collaborate with chefs and caterers to develop inspired menus for our attendees, including VIP’s. Design minute-by-minute activities of events including VIP and guest movement, food and beverage service, traffic flow, and full run of show. Contract with vendors on event design including all facets of the event experience. Manage keynote run of show creation and execution. Drive both short- and long-term planning for events, partnering with peer managers to ensure that leverage and best-practice sharing on horizontal projects are aligned.

Key Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to experiential marketing or event management, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • You have a minimum of 8 years of experience as event manager ideally in a corporate setting. Experience in tech desired but not required.
  • You have a full appreciation and understanding of event planning and logistics as it applies to all matters of events from pre-planning to post event evaluation.
  • You have superior written and oral communication skills.
  • You can work both independently and in a collaborative team environment with ease.

HP is an equal opportunity employer.

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