Corporate Events Senior Director

Gartner   •  

Irving, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 98 days ago

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Role Purpose:

To deliver world class and globally consistent eventexperiences for Gartner associates.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for delivery of Corporate Events and specials projects as required
  • Responsibility for developing and delivering a first class Winners Circle/Club 300 attendee experience
  • Responsibility for the Winners Circle/Club 300 onsite experience: Including but not limited to Group Event Production (Welcome Reception, Kick Off, Theme Party, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony), Top Achiever Lunch, Circle Lounge, Circle Club
  • Work closely with the Managing Vice President, Corporate Events to build an exceptional team both internal and external to Gartner to deliver the programs
  • Lead, motivate, communicate and ensure effective collaboration across the pre-event and onsite teams
  • Selection and management of external suppliers/freelancers including negotiation of contracts and SOW s beneficial to Gartner
  • Build effective relationships with wide range of external partners ensuring clear comprehension of Gartner priorities
  • Effective project management including ownership and adherence to timelines and templates and accurately track and evaluate results on overall project goals
  • Effective Financial Management through appropriate allocation of expense, negotiation of costs and accurate forecasting
  • Solution orientated, creative approach to complex and time sensitive challenges
  • Continuous improvement through effective feedback collection and evaluation

Key Contacts:

  • Internal contact
  • Operating Committee, Sales Leadership, Finance, STG

External contacts

  • Third Party Agencies, Freelancers, Venues, Registration team

Expected results:

  • Exceptional attendee experience with high satisfaction scores
  • Flawless execution
  • Effective budget management and achievement of financial objectives
  • Engagement and effective management of all partners
  • Exceptional operational efficiency
  • Strong, motivated, high achieving team #LI-WC2

Professional Experience:

  • 10-12+ Years Event Operations Experience, with proven success producing World Class Events
  • a minimum of 5+ years of Team leadership experience, preferably proven experience leading teams at a Global level (domestic and internationally)
  • Proven Budget Management Abilities
  • Proven Project Management Experience
  • Contract Negotiation and Supplier Management

Key Competencies:

  • Strong Leadership Skills, ability to communicate, collaborate and motivate
  • Strong Organizational Skills, competent Project Manager
  • Client focused/ Customer Service Skills
  • High sense of urgency, ability to work at a fast pace and be decisive
  • Solution oriented
  • Strong Financial Management Skills
  • Strong Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Fully competent in Microsoft office, especially Excel & PowerPoint #LI-WC2

Job Requisition ID:G20157