ElasticON Event Program Manager

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Elastic is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Grab, Goldman Sachs, ING, Microsoft, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and many more use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We have a distributed team of Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting), and our diverse open source community spans over 100 countries. Learn more at elastic.co

At Elastic, we help people use data in real-time to solve problems, like assisting NASA in planning Curiosity’s next adventure on Mars, Wikimedia in making the world’s knowledge accessible, and more. We have become one of the most widely adopted set of open source products used by the internationally renowned companies and the most innovative startups. We believe that diversity drives our vibe. We unite employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

As the Elastic events team continues to grow we are looking for a self-starting events professional who will support our Elastic{ON} tour events across EMEA. The Elastic{ON} tour program provides a one-stop shop for our users and customers to come learn about the Elastic Stack. They get a chance to ask their hardest questions at the Ask Me Anything booth, listen to product deep dives, meet our technical experts onsite, and network with members of the Elasticsearch community and our customers.

In this role, you will wake up each morning eager to build, drive, plan, and implement extraordinary programs, targeting prospective customers and existing customers, as well as contribute to the success of the worldwide pipeline goals. You'll be collaborating with teams across the company and globe and do all of this while traveling to events and running your programs to precision (up to 50%).

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Plan and manage entire programs from end-to-end including: sponsorships, vendor and venue coordination, program logistics, budget, program timelines and program analysis measurement.
  • Set timelines and communicate with all stakeholders to drive event deadline deliverables while supporting event team’s goals and objectives.
  • Creation of pre-event briefings decks & post event summaries including reporting and analytics.
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams on overall event strategy and long-term planning, project management experience a plus
  • Recommend campaign improvements and/or adjustments to drive higher performance and more efficient resource allocation along with best practices.
  • Position requires individual to work cross functionally with internal teams: Creative Services, Demand Generation, Product Marketing, DevRel, Sales, Training and Customer Success and Executive Leadership.

What You Bring Along: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of hands on event production and management experience 
  • Experience working on international events, preferably within a multinational company
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, and highly effective communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to inspire cross-functional teams to work together and deliver a successful event.
  • Lots of energy. You have a ‘let's-do-this’ attitude and the ability to drive projects to completion
  • Attention to the infinite details leading up to an event and on-site
  • Ability to handle multiple programs and priorities, especially the unexpected challenges that (always) happen prior to and during an event
  • A drive to constantly improve

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working with (regional) Sales team on event planning, lead follow up, and ROI analysis preferred
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Bizzabo, and/or Google analytics
  • Demonstrated success in planning and executing events leading to new lead generation
  • Multi-lingual
  • experience with the creation of virtual event programs from the ground up

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 up to 1% of your salary
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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