Arrow Electronics Events Specialist II in McLean, Virginia
Events Specialist II
immixGroup is seeking an Events Specialist to join its Marketing team. Under the guidance of the Senior Manager, Marketing Events, the Events Specialist is responsible for the planning, promotion, and execution of marketing events to support immixGroup’s public sector business. Events to be managed include but are not limited to training classes, seminars, briefings, multi-client events, tradeshows, networking events, social gatherings, sports suites, and business receptions. This position works closely with our internal sales and marketing teams, as well as our clients and vendors.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the lifecycle of events; develop event plans, including timelines, budget creation and tracking, pre and post promotional plans, sets objectives and reports on ROI, leads pre and post event meetings
Plan and execute all event logistics, including production of attendee materials, online promotion, catering and AV arrangements, exhibit orders, on-site registration, coordinate shipments of material, coordinating other logistics as needed
Work with our exhibit house to reserve booth properties on upcoming tradeshows
Manage the use of table top properties such as banner stands, table drapes, giveaways, and booth promotion resources
Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders for successful event planning and execution
Coordinate with immixGroup’s marketing staff for promotion and online posting of all events, attendee email invitations and registration, and post event follow up
Maintain and manage immixGroup’s Events Center to create a professional, best-in-class environment for event attendees. Responsible for scheduling, executing rental agreements, communicating with event POCs, and logistics
Specify and acquire promotional items used in conjunction with immixGroup events
Provides support to Marketing Events Manager by coordinating logistics support for event and meeting planning and assisting in event site selection
Supports our annual Government IT Sales Summit
Maintain and distribute accurate event registration and attendee lists
Provides onsite support at events to liaise with venue, provide vendor management, attendee registration, sponsor coordination and support
Close-out activities which includes collection of all invoices and submitting for payment, reconciliation of event actual budget, invoicing for sponsorships, creating post event summary and debrief materials, and coordinate post event conference call meeting and with stakeholders to review event
Makes recommendations to make events more effective and efficient, looks for cost savings
Back up instructor for immixUniversity’s Event Management class
5–7 years of related experience
Experience in B2G marketing events
Ability to work outside of normal business hours and travel as work projects require
Physical activity is required, including long hours of standing, walking, lifting, and carrying of boxes of materials, exhibits, or supplies
Highly Desirable Attributes
Experience in the IT industry
Demonstrated project management, budget management, and budget planning skills
Superior organizational skills
Capable of handling several projects simultaneously
Ability to effectively communicate event requirements, deadlines and deliverables
Proactive and demonstrates a sense of urgency as required
Ability to comfortably present event summaries to a live audience
Knowledge and experience in event promotion; familiar with social media
High energy, self-motivating, strong team player
Friendly, enthusiastic disposition
Knowledge of job-related software applications, Microsoft Office products, event registration, marketing automation, and CRM
Experience with etouches and Eloqua preferred.
Excellent problem solving skills
Contributes to process improvements
Provides informal guidance to junior staff
Works with minimal guidance
CTSM or CMP designations preferred
This position is located in our McLean, VA office
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