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Event Manager

Tobii Dynavox, part of the Tobii group, is the world leader in eye tracking and speech generating devices - products that help individuals with speech and motor impairments live a richer and more independent life. Headquartered in Stockholm Tobii covers a global market with offices in USA, Germany, Norway, Japan and China. If you want to work with meaningful products and solve interesting problems, we might be the right company for you!

Take a look at this video that shows how we impact lives and give people with disabilities the power and ability to express who they are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ35Zp8ZrJw

Tobii Dynavox: We give our customers the power to be themselves and live their everyday to the fullest!

Our Pittsburgh office is located in the Southside. We offer our full-time employees a generous benefits package including health/dental/vision, 401K with company match, paid vacations, 10 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, free parking, relaxed work environment, free on-site gym, free bike rentals, and various company events.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Event Manager is responsible for developing and executing strategy for events, including customer events as well as internal events such as sales meeting, Discovery Labs and implementation workshops.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish and manage budgets for all sponsored events
  • Create and maintain detailed task lists for each event to ensure deadlines are met
  • Meet deadlines related to each show, manage and execute events within budget
  • Review contracts, handle vendor payments and reconcile expenses
  • Effectively communicate with show management, trade show stakeholders, communications department and vendors on requirements needed to effectively meet event goals
  • Manage trade show logistics, exhibit display, order materials needed for show, pre and post-show shipping, event staffing and registrations, coordinate staff hotel bookings
  • Introduce new trade show marketing tactics/ideas and follow through to effectively promote the brand at all trade shows and events
  • Monitor and analyze trade show metrics, and review for continuous improvements
  • Coordinate with conference venue staff on exhibitor requirements
  • Provide pre-show and onsite assistance for personnel
  • Oversee/Assign set-up and teardown of exhibits area
  • Oversee stock and inventory of promotional items for events
  • Assist in maintaining and populating marketing intranet portal for new and relevant marketing content (product library, product descriptions, presentations, and more)
  • Collaborate with eMarketing and Communications to ensure all tradeshows and relevant on-line (social) marketing are supported and promoted
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for internal and external customers when necessary
  • Perform various other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 years’ experience in event management preferred

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

COMPUTER OR TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • MS Office
  • Salesforce is a plus

OTHER SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passion for event management / Marketing
  • Strong interest in learning commercial strategy and customer engagement activities
  • Top-notch organizational, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to prioritize and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to grasp and understand diverse markets and product offerings
  • Project Management experience
  • Planning agendas/meetings
  • Supervising associates
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities to others
  • Anticipate potential problems
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Budgeting expenses
  • Meeting people
  • Providing customers with services
  • Relating to the public/consumers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Ability to talk and hear
  • Stand, walk, reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit for extended periods of time
  • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able and willing to travel as needed approximately 30% of time
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with continual interruptions
  • Ability to endure long hours/hours beyond usual work week

EOE/AA Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled

Working at Tobii

At Tobii we love what we do - we work hard, play hard, and make every day exciting.

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