Event Manager

HID Global
Europe, Middle East and Africa Europe, Middle East and Africa

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage EMEA trade show and event schedule including booking, site selection, attendee coordination, evaluation, budgeting, lead generation and asset management for assigned events.
• Work with regional leadership, product subject matter experts, exhibit houses to produce displays and signage in line with messaging. Oversee implementation.
• Develop and manage event-related sponsorships and campaigns for optimal brand exposure at appropriate spending levels. Coordinate with global Marketing Communications team and sales for relevant and timely programs.
• Work with Marketing Communication Managers to integrate events into multi-touch campaign plans.
• Oversee lead management and coordinate with sales and marketing peers for lead follow up
• Work closely with extended teams to ensure portfolio is appropriately-represented in synch with go-to-market plans and events.
• Coordinate with peers in other regions to leverage event assets created in-region for EMEA, Americas, APAC and other LAM events. May include digital assets, videos, display graphics, etc.
• Manage event related vendors and act as project lead for new booth creative, kiosk displays, interactive demos, etc.
• Use online tools to initiate and track projects, secure printed collateral and implement and distribute communications.
• Exercise a customer centric mindset in working with both HID colleagues and external customers.
• Uphold consistent HID Global branding in accordance with guidelines.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
• BA or BS preferred plus minimum 3-5 years of direct relevant experience in trade show management and event planning

Language Skills
• Ability to effectively communicate in the English language verbally and in writing.
• Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.

Computer Skills
• Proficient in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Familiar with operating systems, such as Windows, etc.
• Familiarity with Salesforce.com, CMS and/or Marketo a plus

Customer Expectations
Highlight knowledge, skills, abilities and traits necessary in this role to satisfy our customer's expectations
• Ability to multi-task and work within strict deadlines and budget, adept at working autonomously in a sometimes chaotic or stressful environment
• Ability to resolve problems without delay and/or to seek managerial intervention
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Commitment to quality, flexible and open-minded

Work Environment
• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Employee works primarily in an office environment, with in a well ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.

Work Requirements
• Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
• Travel and fieldwork up to 30%
• (If applicable) Must be legally eligible to work the country you are hired.