National Business Media, Inc.

Trade Show Event Manager

Broomfield, CO

National Business Media is in search of a proactive, organized and experienced trade show manager for our trade events. This is a rare and great opportunity for someone who enjoys handling a wide variety of job responsibilities including interacting with clients via phone, email and in person at our events on a regular basis. Multi-tasking, strong organization skills and attention to detail are a must for this position.

Successful candidates should be friendly, proactive, with good written and verbal communication skills, along with great attention to detail and a solid understanding of the Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Experience in publishing and/or event sales is a plus. Travel is required.

NBM offers competitive medical, dental and vision insurance, FSA and life insurance programs. We also have a 401(k) matching program, holidays, wellness and vacations.
Employees enjoy a peer recognition-based "Rising Tide” annual award program, onsite showers for the bike commuters and runners/walkers, birthday bonuses and reduced Friday summer hours.
If you like a fast-paced environment, with smart and motivated colleagues, and want to have fun at work, this may be the fit for you!

Qualifications
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.
• CEM/CMP designation, Event/Hospitality Management and three (3) to five (5) years in trade show management experience
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and inter-personal skills among all levels of staff and clientele required
• Ability to speak, understand and read English required
• Work effectively with diverse groups of people among all levels within an organization required
• Work effectively as part of a team and independently with limited supervision required
• Perform leadership role and job tasks effectively despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities required
• Work effectively with complex flows of information required
• Excellent problem solving and organizational skills required
• Provide customer service in a professional and considerate manner required
• Excellent record of dependability and reliability required
• Professional presentation, appearance, and work ethic required
• Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
• Act as the key liaison between staff, clients and vendors during pre-planning phase, onsite and post-show for any assigned events.
• Solid experience with logistics involved with event planning and ability to drive and manage a client
• Understanding of event cycles and management functions, including facility management, production coordination, sleeping room blocks, venue research, site inspections, and creative design
• Experience with Budget management, financial tracking, contract negotiations
• Plan and coordinate activities with the various vendors and contractors for assigned events; including Official Service Contractor, Audio Visual, Catering, Lead Retrieval and other contracted vendors as requires for each event.
• Inspect leased event space during move-in, move-out, and show hours to oversee enforcement of Fire Safety Regulations and proper setup.
• Ensure all necessary documents are prepared and sent to various vendors in a timely manner and in advance of deadlines.
• Deadline driven individual who can hold others accountable to timeline and deadlines
• Familiarity with corporate marketing, including market research, market sizing, pricing, and marketing communications.
• Strong presentation and communication skills, including the ability to comfortably articulate oneself to decision makers at a variety of levels.
• Work irregular hours, evening, holidays, and weekends as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:
If you are ready to throw your hat in the ring, post your cover letter and upload your resume. In your cover letter tell us why you are the best fit for this position.  Please include salary requirements.

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