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Event Manager

Cox Automotive


Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
11/20/2017
2017-11-202017-12-19
Job Code:
1718106
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Event Manager
JobID: 1718106
Category: Marketing
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

The Event Manager works directly with the Senior Manager of Events to oversee the planning, coordination, marketing, and implementation of company and client meetings and events.  Cox Automotive events department also supports the execution and planning of select company sponsored charitable events.

This role requires strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities, maintain confidentiality, accountability and the ability to easily adapt to any given circumstance. This is a high profile position and works with little to no supervision supporting many different levels within the company, including executives and top clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning and project managing large-scale internal programs, events, conferences and meetings for employees to build relationships, gain education and promote company culture
  • Responsible for internal and external meetings and events to ensure exceptional quality experience is provided.  Consult with key stakeholders to develop overall program to support the key objective and exceed stakeholder and attendee expectations
  • Provide direction and ideas for meeting development for company and client events to ensure continuity and concise messaging across brands. Assess program effectiveness and potential program and objective changes
  • Partner with internal brand and creative resources in the development of relevant communications and branding materials (e.g., brochures, invitations, programs, signage, registration websites and other on-line information, video and photography) for all audiences
  • Develop and maintain budgets based on key stakeholder approval and provide strategic forecasting and monitoring of all expenditures to fully leverage event potential.
  • Attend training and industry seminars as appointed
  • Partner with Corporate Procurement to negotiate contracts and agreements with hotels, conference centers, convention centers and ground transportation, to ensure all institutional requirements are met and cost savings realized wherever possible
  • Maintain strong internal and external communications with all event stakeholders and assess the day to day planning to ensure event is progressing as expected and to make changes to improve end result as needed
  • Take ownership of additional duties or assignments as directed
  • Contribute to group and maintain a positive helpful attitude toward work, management and other team members

Teamwork and Client Relationships:

  • Works to improve the team’s overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach
  • Actively seeks teammates for their input and insights on developing projects
  • Supports leadership in helping to build a unified team mindset
  • Presents a positive and productive attitude
  • Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, clients and all team members to establish trust for the individual and team

Reliability:

  • Take ownership for event quality and impact consistent with Cox Automotive values and organizational goals.
  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for their work
  • Always meets deadlines under normal circumstances

Problem Solving:

  • Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions
  • Provides potential solutions when presenting challenges to leadership
  • Creative at problem solving and proactively offers to help
  • Eager to jump in and help others in challenging situations even if out of their comfort zone 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • 5+ years proven event management and ownership
  • Proven demonstration of increasing responsibility and successful execution of mission-driven events
  • Strong collaboration skills and innovative programming
  • Extensive knowledge of and interface with Cvent software, especially building out registration sites
  • Experience with corporate audiences
  • Experience negotiating, building relationships and working with vendors
  • Positive outlook, enthusiasm, self-motivated and high energy
  • Strong leadership, influence and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong client services approach
  • Travel is required (40-50%)
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About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-3003 Summit Blvd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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