Manager Events

GAF   •  

Parsippany, NJ

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 166 days ago

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Job Description:

The Events Manager will develop, plan and execute all company events. This role will partner internally (Brand Marketing, Creative Services, Sales, Sales Support) and externally (Vendors) to deliver end-to-end, integrated event experiences. The Manager will research industry events and technological advances, identify event opportunities, define event goals and objectives, develop metrics for ROI, and formulate messaging/communication plans. The Events Manager will align company events strategy with partner requests and facilitate events/programs targeted at elevating the GAF brand.


Strategy Management (70%)

  • Collaborates on long/short-term events goals which align with the company, department and market vision/goals

  • Develops and creates concepts for innovative, impactful and memorable events upon thorough industry research, inclusive of identifying new technological advances

  • Presents event concepts and ideas for locations, venues, agendas, etc.

  • Conducts pre/post-event evaluations focused on client satisfaction, evaluates ROI, post event internal executive reports and after-action reviews

  • Functions as an events subject matter expert for the entire organization

Event Management (30%)

  • Provides direction and guidance on any questions related to events programs

  • Manages vendor performance and identifies opportunities

  • Communicates contract obligations and inclusions to internal teams/departments as appropriate

  • Creates and manages event timelines, leads all event planning and production discussions

  • Secures guest speakers and entertainment; review presentations, write scripts, coordinates rehearsals as needed

  • Responsible for negotiation of costs and services with vendors

  • Travels to event locations to provide oversight of event, as required

Manages the staff travel to the event location; manages on-site production and works with venue to create/revise room design for each event as necessary


  • Building Strategic Working Relationships throughout the organization

  • Strong organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and customer-service skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to multi-task and has the ability to communicate cross-functionally, within and outside of department.

  • Able to represent the company well when working with outside parties

Required Education/Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Marketing, Event/Hospitality or Public Relations major preferred).

  • 5-8 years of event operations and/or marketing strategy work experience