Virtual Event Program Manager (R5287)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

The Elastic growth marketing team is looking for someone who is passionate about delivering engaging virtual event experiences, online education, and digital marketing, enjoys interacting with collaborators and customers, and possesses outstanding user experience judgment and a sense of ownership! The role can be based in the Americas region.

This position will lead strategy and execution for AMER virtual events, a program that educates tens of thousands of customers and prospects each month. This person will work and collaborate with several of Elastics’ marketing functional groups, partners, and 3rd party vendors to deliver webinars that drive awareness and generate leads for our market. The person in this role will drive the process of selecting presentation topics, reviewing marketing messaging, preparing presenters and moderators for the live presentations, and evaluating the programs for further improvement. Leading the logistics of the virtual event execution and promotion. The program manager will be responsible for web updates and build landing pages for webinar and other demand generation campaign components.

This person has extensive hands-on experience coordinating virtual events and driving cross-functional campaigns. The role requires outstanding time management and interpersonal abilities! The candidate has an eye for details and always puts customers first. This individual can QA and fine tune each result to the highest possible standard. Because of the nature of live virtual events, the candidate is encouraged to always have contingency plans and react fast to unexpected changes within the role.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of meaningful work experience in marketing. Marketing B2B technology products or services preferred.
  • Event marketing experience, virtual event experience, demand generation
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, technology, or relevant field of study.
  • Time Management, prioritization, organizational skills, attentiveness, accuracy in performance and keen attention to detail.
  • Effective presentation of information and strong communication skills for responding to managers and coordinating with vendors as and when needed.
  • Proven success in Webinar/Event management, and/or project management.
  • Shown knowledge of industry tools preferred, such as, Marketo, HTML, and online analytics packages.

Preferred qualifications

  • Data-driven, constantly evaluating performance and making adjustments as needed
  • Experience with A/B testing and crafting useful insights from results
  • Understanding of trends in social media from a lead generation perspective
  • Good follow-through on commitments and project oversight skills
  • Self-directed, flexible, and a quick learner
  • Experience/exposure to analytics tools such as Google Analytics and reporting on Salesforce and Marketo
  • Outstanding social skills – written and verbal.
  • Not afraid to try new things – driven to constantly improve results.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and be able to change directions and problem-solve.
  • A great teammate – comfortable and motivated working in a collaborative environment, with the ability to build relationships with key collaborators – product marketing, global marketing and sales teams.
  • Familiarity with virtual platforms like On24

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $89,000 and $122,400, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

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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