Corporate Events Manager
Do you love producing amazing customer experiences? Do you thrive on bringing strong brand experience and learning opportunities to life? GitLab is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented marketer with a strong events and engagement marketing background to join our Corporate Marketing team. This individual will lead GitLab’s corporate events direction and vision, aligning to the company’s goals and developing, designing, delivering on a multi-event strategic plan. The ideal candidate will also be a creative thinker that drives new ideas and innovation into the events program, inspiring the broader team and delivering exceptional event experiences for customers, partners, employees, and other key stakeholders.
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- Lead the strategic planning and creative development of event initiatives, proactively managing all event needs, including event identification and selection; and including all aspects from branding and content creation to venue selection and event execution.
- Strategically connect business priorities, objectives and key messages to content and event experience delivery.
- Define event goals and gather and track ROI, engagement analytics and feedback to consistently assesses and implement opportunities for improvement.
- Develop pre-event, at-event and post-event marketing plans in conjunction with product marketing, content, demand generation and sales teams.
- Develop and manage external partners and vendors for multiple events, including negotiating optimal terms.
- Partner with internal cross-functional teams to create event agendas and content that meets engagement objectives.
- Drive project management of events, plan and reconcile budgets and execute flawless event plans.
- Develop and manage planning tools; i.e. budget tracking, project timeline, production schedules, event specs, meeting agendas and notes, etc.
- Lead creation of event communications and promotion for event programs, in partnership with demand generation and sales development teams, to drive attendance.
- Be a team player responsible to build out and manage processes that will ensure the success of our events across functional groups and with production partners.
- Develop and deliver event enablement to include pre-event briefings, at-event briefings, and also drive post event follow-up briefings and event retrospectives.
- Solicit, oversee preparation, and manage keynotes and sessions for all relevant corporate conferences and industry trade shows.
- 5+ years corporate events planning and management experience in the high-tech industry.
- Strategic marketing experience that goes beyond event operations/production, and includes strong understanding of marketing communications, campaigns, event messaging, product and corporate content, and customer experience.
- Independent worker capable of managing multiple deadlines with little supervision.
- Ability to work smart under pressure and efficiently on multiple project requests simultaneously, and to deal with potential for tight deadlines and unexpected complexities.
- Strong communicator and collaborator; able to work with a variety of teams and personalities, possessing excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Proven skills interacting with executive/senior management teams.
- Strong project management and decision-making skills.
- Very detail oriented.
- Flexible work schedule and the ability to travel approximately 30% of the time.
- Applicants for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that applicants can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find her/his job title on our team page.
- Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our Global Recruiters.
- A 45 minute interview with our Field Marketing Manager
- A 45 minute interview with our Senior Director of Marketing and Sales Development
- A 45 minute interview with our Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
- A 45 minute interview with our Chief Marketing Officer
- Finally, our CEO may choose to conduct a final interview
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email
- Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.