Program Manager, Corporate Events

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As a member of the Elastic Corporate Events team, you'll work in an environment that values collaboration, innovation, and diverse perspectives. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly organized Marketing Event Manager to produce customer experiences through proprietary events and sponsored tradeshows from conception through completion. This events pro is a thorough, analytical and technically capable marketing professional who can work cross-functionally in the development and management of event programs. This person understands how to build interactive event experiences that lead to customer acceleration and expansion with Elastic.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to thrive in a dynamic environment and demonstrate precise program management skills while developing new opportunities for the business.
 
Our ideal candidate will be able to provide outstanding customer service and manage the planning and execution of memorable events that meet the intended goals and expectations, both creatively and consistently. You must be able to work well within time limits to plan, resource, and oversee the events.
Excellent people skills are a must as you will be working with clients directly to identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction.
The ability to multitask and prioritize are essential, as this role involves overseeing multiple event planning cycles at one time.
This person will be responsible for leading all event marketing plans, logistics, project deliverables, activities and marketing communications for a series of diverse events throughout the year.
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
Deeply understand the markets and latest trends from an event experience perspective.
Know the key events that our target segments are attending and stay abreast of what competitors are doing.
Use these insights to creatively design and optimize the event program globally.
Lead the planning and manage execution of customer events to ensure goals and audience expectations are always exceeded and the Elastic brand is well represented.
Drive economies of scale across events and resources that can be extended across multiple events.
Partner closely with other event managers and business peers to ensure cross-functional alignment on event goals and target outcomes. Effectively collaborate with Field Marketers, Sales Teams and Marketing specialists for event messaging, content, curriculum, sessions, speakers, etc. to ensure a compelling story is presented and that it engages our key target audience.
Manage the end-to-end event execution in the market including registrations, vendor relationships, SME/speaker presentations, internal/external event communications, venue and/or digital space, sponsorship, show-floor expo, budget and procurement, compliance and follow-up plan to ensure that the event strategy and plan is executed with the highest of standards, within event brand
guidelines and that it leads to KPI attainment.
Lead onsite presence which could include ensuring proper set-up and signage, registration coordination and troubleshooting, AV testing, speaker and meeting management, staff enablement and training, collateral and swag distribution, problem-solving and managing take-down.
Maintain a network of partners to assist with various aspects of event management, including venue sourcing, production, branding and onsite logistics.
Track ROI, engagement and audience feedback to measure results, assess opportunities for improvement and optimize future events.
Strong communication skills, and the ability to present event ideas and plans to stakeholders and leadership as well as strong leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Commitment to the mission, vision, cultural values, and expectations of Elastic
Availability to travel and work occasional nights and weekends to support events.
Potential travel up to 50%.
 
Basic Qualifications

5-7 years of relevant work experience in event marketing.
Experience in marketing B2B technology products or services preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or relevant field of study.
Sales skills and an aptitude for building productive business relationships.
Demonstrated success in event management and project management.
A willingness to travel and ability to work independently and autonomously.
Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications

A career path that demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility and proven success delivering measurable marketing results.
Ability to manage time and juggle multiple priorities to execute high quality deliverables.
Skilled negotiator with proven experience finding creative ways to do more with less, and a track record of staying on budget.
Experience working in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional organization.
Proven knowledge of industry tools, such as SalesForce and HTML

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 $1500 (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 $103,700 and $142,600, 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 committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. 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. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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