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Senior Manager, Event Management – Dentsu

Company Name: Dentsu
: Charlotte, NC
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The Senior Manager, Event Management is an event specialist and local market expert. You will oversee the pre to post event responsibilities, from planning and preparation to execution and reporting. Event elements will often include staffing, product sampling, consumer engagement, asset transportation, POS coordination, and production. You will report into the Regional Director.

The Senior Manager, Event Management is a role that requires close collaboration with cross business counterpoints and serves as client contact. We ask that you have prior sampling event and production experience.

Main Accountabilities

  • Supervisory responsibilities over direct reports- Ongoing recruitment, hiring and training, and performance and financial management of part time and (if applicable) full-time employees
  • Follow standard operating procedures, policies, and protocols for issue resolution
  • Manage local warehousing with POS and special event assets. Ensuring assets are available/ operable for activations
  • Socialize success and opportunities by program recaps, using data and insights for real-time measurement and evaluation, event strategies and project plans/ volume phasing
  • Manage cross agency and in-market communications. Serving as a local contact for Clients and main partners
  • Approve and submit payroll and expenses for PTE and FTE employees (where applicable)
  • Process payments for invoices from vendor partners
  • Manage, and following local market budgets
  • Manage activation schedule, event deliverables, run of show, and staffing/ asset needs:
  • Staff specialists/ Brand Ambassadors for sampling and special events through company staffing application
  • Coordinate transportation and kit logistics of large event assets.
  • Manage and staff on site production of local elevated/ experiential activations; use a creative eye to bring Brands to life
  • Audit events to ensure executional excellence and compliance with state sampling laws and local regulations
  • This job may require on call and working some nights and weekends when event activations are being completed.
  • This job requires travel within the assigned territories (schedule varies upon size of territory)


You must live in North Carolina to be considered.

  • 6+ years of experience in event management
  • Budget management skills
  • Knowledge of wine and spirits industry
  • Source candidates to provide a match to the position/organization
  • Proficient in Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and PowerPoint

Additional Information

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $68,000 – $110,400. Salary is based on a variety of factors including relevant experience, knowledge, skills and other factors permitted by law.

Dentsu (the “Company”) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact your recruiter if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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