Posted on 7 April 2011

Corporate Events Manager: Provo, Utah

Location: Provo, Utah
Department: Marketing

Successful candidate to assist with evaluating, developing, implementing and executing worldwide events and corporate programs and initiatives.

Typical responsibilities include various aspects of marketing, including event market research, product/program support, forecasting, marketing communications, promotional material, advertising and product strategy to promote interest in Novell events.

Main responsibilities will include working both individually and collectively as an integral Corporate Events team member. Successful candidate will be a critical contributor to the development and execution of internal and external company-wide events. Generate and execute creative promotional ideas to drive traffic to the event and/or the Novell booth or activity.

Manage all details of the event including operational/logistical elements, budgetary constraints and third party vendors. Manage events leads process including leads forecasting, lead gathering and lead follow-up and distribution. Work closely with the Novell Field Marketing Team, sales organization, product and solutions groups, program teams and vertical market managers to determine strategy, timing, content and event direction. Write and distribute show Briefing Books for staff members and VIPs. Write and communicate post event reports. Manage project timelines. Coordinate executive schedules as needed for assigned events.

Must be a self-starter with sales & marketing focus. Excellent written, presentation, verbal communication, and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines. Must be very professional in manner and work well under pressure. Proven experience with handling numerous events at one time is a must. Ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and written) with internal and external customers is important.

Additional skills include, but are not limited to experience in writing SOWs, creating and reviewing proposals & RFPs, and budget management.
Qualified candidates will have program/event planning and execution experience.

Additional Qualifications/Requirements:

* 3-5 years experience required; 8+years experience preferred
* Sales & Marketing experience
* Ensure on-time completion of projects & internal communication
* Personable, poised & conceptual thinker
* Excellent writing skills
* Energy, focus, negotiation, project management & process execution skills
* Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint (and other MS Office Applications), GroupWise
* Internet technology understanding (html, web servers, etc.)
* Regular domestic travel, some international as Event’s Schedule demands

Disclaimer: This job description is for informational purposes, to describe the primary duties, skills and abilities necessary to meet the requirements of this position. This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements or essential functions; it is subject to change at any time.

Novell is an equal opportunity employer and an advocate for workforce diversity.


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