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Sr. Events Planner

Company: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Event Planner will support the marketing team by leading the evaluation, coordination, planning and external vendor management for key retail industry trade shows and events. This role will focus on driving successful events by understanding and contributing to the events strategy, leading the event planning process with key stakeholders, and bringing new ideas that enable relevant lead generation, meaningful customer & partner engagement, and delivering unique event experiences that build the reputation of the brand.

Areas of Expertise and Skills:

  • Experience researching and performing on-site evaluations of potential industry trade shows.
  • Acting as the focal point to manage the planning and coordination of industry trade shows including recurring planning meetings with key stakeholders, coordinating logistics, venue selection, attendee registrations, lodging, and on-site support.
  • Experience working in a team to develop a comprehensive annual event strategy.
  • Strong, efficient communication skills to work across teams and with external vendors and organizations.
  • Experience tracking event progress schedules, budget/spend, and providing status updates to management.
  • Experience managing relationships with external vendors and trade show organizations to coordinate event sponsorships, production, and show services.
  • Understanding of business goals and strategies across key team to deliver successful events.
  • Coordinate planning and logistics meetings with internal and external stakeholders, as necessary.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, implementing virtual events elements to trade shows.
  • Experience providing guidance to more junior-level event planners.
  • Perform other duties to support the team as assigned.
  • Providing support for other external meetings including sales/partner road shows or advisory councils as needed.
  • Understanding of virtual/hybrid events and applicable technology as part of a broader events strategy.
    Skills and Qualifications
    • 8+ years in proven success in event planning.
    • Knowledge of event planning strategy and best practices
    • Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, prioritization, and attention to detail.
    • Ability and passion to contribute new ideas and contribute to a larger event strategy.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
    • Experience in building and maintaining strong business relationships.
    • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changes and quick timelines.
    • Ability to professionally resolve issues.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor s degree in event management or a related discipline.
      • Knowledge of common marketing activities.
      • Experience with event planning software or scheduling tools.
      • Knowledge of virtual events activities and tools.
      • Flexibility to travel as needed.
      • CTSM certification is a plus.

        Willingness to travel up to 20%; availability to participate in occasional evening and weekend events or meetings.

        About the Company:

        Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is a dynamic billion-dollar global company based in Research Triangle Park, NC, providing retail store solutions to your favorite brands. Have you ever been in a hurry and made use of the self-checkout at Lowe s Foods, earned fuel rewards at Kroger, or just paid for purchases at retailers such as Walmart, Michaels, Carrefour, The Gap, Calvin Klein, Boots, Cencosud, BJ s, or Costco? These are just a few examples of our in-store solutions and impressive customer base that made us the world's installed market share leader.

        The nature of retail is changing quickly, so if you share our 'Together Commerce' vision of a seamless two-way, participatory shopping experience, let s get together to drive the new economy.

        Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package including the following:
        • Group health coverage (medical, dental, & vision)
        • Employee Assistance Programs
        • Pre-tax spending accounts
        • 401(k) plan (with company match)
        • Company provided life insurance
        • Pet Insurance
        • Employee discounts
        • Generous paid holiday schedule, paid vacation & sick/personal days

          Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, religious creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation or any other protected factor. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

          Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should email to request an accommodation


          We at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions firmly believe that our people are an integral part to the success of our customers. Furthermore, we re committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all our people as highlighted by our 5 Core Principles (Create Outreach, Foster Belonging, Unleash Opportunity, Diverse Cultural Engagement and Culture of Transparency). We re passionate about our customers the retail industry and becoming a more responsible company as we help create a brighter future.

Keywords: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Chapel Hill , Sr. Events Planner, Accounting, Auditing , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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