Event Marketing Manager Senior

Company Name:
Concur
Position Description
Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR) is a leading provider of travel and expense management solutions. As a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, Concur's easy-to-use cloud-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. By driving innovation in the travel and expense industry, Concur is on a mission to create _The Perfect Business Trip_ for both the individual traveler and enterprise organizations. In 2013, Concur was named "Best Self-Booking Tool" at the Business Travel Awards. Powering evolution in travel technology, the Concur Connect platform enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers and solution partners to access and extend Concur's T&E; cloud. Concur is trusted by thousands of companies in more than 100 countries and reaches millions of employees worldwide.
Concur''s market leadership regularly results in regional, national and international recognition. Concur was recently ranked sixth in the mid-sized company category on Seattle Business Magazine''s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 - results based on the independent survey of employees. Concur''s employees ranked the company very high in virtually every survey category, from hiring and retention to corporate culture.
More information about Concur is available at .
Job Overview:
If you are reading this, chances are you are looking for a new challenge. Maybe you have heard great things from people in your network about Concur, its culture and the tremendous growth we are experiencing. Maybe you want the opportunity to make an impact in your work. Whatever the reason may be, we are glad you are taking the time to read about our Events Marketing Manager, Senior, position.
If you want the unique opportunity to manage the strategy, planning, and organization of assigned events from conception through to completion as it relates back to the overall goals and objectives of the department and the company...apply to this role today! You will make recommendations on new areas of business to be involved in and new and relevant industry ideas to help transform Concur's event presence in the marketplace. Our ideal candidate will have hands-on tactical execution experience, organizing cross functional teamwork while driving all parties to success. This Sr. Event Marketing Manager will be able to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear communication and excellent organizational skills, in addition to responding quickly to change and ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event. This role reports to the Sr. Manager, Event Marketing, and sits within our Global Marketing team. We have the opportunity, you have the talent. It's an incredibly exciting time to join our Global Marketing team!
Responsibilities:
Understands Concurs goals and objectives as it relates to events and applies this learning when researching, identifying and implementing opportunities for events and vendors
Work to develop and produce detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets)
Planning, securing, coordinating, organizing and arranging all facets of the event. Including:
establishes cost projection and manages event budgets and negotiate all necessary vendor contracts, booking and coordinating the venue and accommodations, ensuring insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to, planning room layouts and the entertainment program, workshops and demonstrations, manage event logistics including AV, speaker needs, catering, collateral and giveaways, and executive meetings
Identifying and securing speakers or special guests
co-coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings
overseeing the dismantling and removal of Concur Event Property as necessary
Meeting with sponsors and organizing committees in order to plan scope and format of events, to monitor budgets, execute logistics, and to review administrative procedures and event progress
Manage the selling of sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential to partners as necessary
Coordinate plans in conjunction with PR and Marketing to promote events, drive attendance and awareness of Concur
Coordinate with creative team to establish event branding and signage and manage the deadlines
Coordinate with Social Media team to establish social media opportunities/strategy for each event
Conducting post-event evaluations (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders)
Evaluate, select and manage service providers while leveraging discounts for Concur
Designing and implementing the publicity of events and promoting sponsorships
Communicating with all stakeholders and driving deadlines for deliverables for individual events while supporting event teams goals and objectives
Manage your continuing education to stay current on event industry trends and policies impacting Concur
Be aware of, and comply with, all corporate policies
Position Requirements
Education, Experience & Training required:
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or equivalent
Minimum 6 years' experience managing events in a fast-paced environment
CMP or similar event related credentials preferred
Strong background in tradeshow and conference management
Previous Marketing or Communications experience preferred
Ability to pass a background check
Job Specific Specialized Knowledge & Skills:
Project management expertise
Time-management skills
Problem-solving skills
The ability to cope with pressure and work to tight deadlines
The ability to manage budgets, negotiate and track savings
The ability to critically review event contracts
Strong business Acumen
Must be able to work cross functionally
Critical Performance Competencies:
Planning and Organizing
Attention to Detail
Strategic thinking
Communication (written and verbal)
Value Competencies:
Displays passion for & responsibility to the customer
Hires, develops & rewards great people
Displays leadership through innovation in everything you do
Displays a passion for what you do and a drive to improve
Displays a relentless commitment to win
Displays personal & corporate integrity
EEO:
Concur is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applies this policy to all applicants and employees. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team. (M/F/D/V)
Concur is a dynamic, growing and fast-paced organization. As such, successful employees are able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities often times under tight deadlines. This typically requires working a 40+ hour work week to accomplish performance objectives. With that, Concur offers flexibility as to the specific working hours that may be required or available depending on your role.
Concur is a SaaS company. Employees must be technically savvy with the ability to use the computer/keyboard and telephone to conduct business. The ability to creatively problem solve to our core value of 'Leadership through innovation in everything we do'. Many positions within Concur are customer facing so written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills are required for a majority of opportunities with Concur.
Confidentiality and our core value 'Personal and corporate integrity' are critical components being that Concur is a publicly traded company and working towards building a great, enduring company.
E-Verify:
Concur participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Job ID #: 6895
Location: US-WA-Bellevue
Functional Area: Marketing
Department: Global Marketing
Position Type: US Full Time
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years
Relocation Provided:

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