Tradeshow and Events Manager IIv

Danaher   •  

Loveland, CO

5 - 7 years

Posted 241 days ago

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Job ID: HAC005070

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.
OUR MISSION:  Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION:  We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Position Summary:
The Tradeshow and Events Manager will plan, manage and execute marketing events within the US, such as ACE and WEFTEC industry trade shows, technical seminars and workshops and is responsible for driving results of each event.The role is part of a high-energy creative operations team – responsible for creative execution of marketing materials, photography, videography, media placement and promotion management. The position requires strong tradeshow/event/meeting planning, management and execution skills, as well as solid budgeting and lead tracking experience. The Tradeshow and Events Manager will be accountable for the entire event life cycle of planning, implementation and follow-up/debrief of all events. The event life cycle can include concept, briefing/debriefing, cost analysis, project plans, selecting/hiring vendor partners, venue sourcing/selection, contract negotiations, onsite support, accommodations, amenities, food and beverage, transportation, event registration, production and attendee surveys and survey results.
This is a dynamic work environment with competing priorities and deadline pressures, so the ideal candidate must be flexible, patient, detail-oriented, well organized, and willing to tackle concurrent tasks and projects as requested. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity, be able to adapt to urgent, last minute issues and develop creative solutions as problems arise. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Event Planning   

  • Organize and lead regular planning meetings with internal teams such as marketing communications, vertical marketing, business unit members, sales and third party vendors. 
  • Ensure critical deadlines are communicated, tracked and met via a deliverables timeline
  • Clearly communicate objectives, project status and updates to members of stakeholder teams on a regular and consistent basis
  • Research, evaluate and book event space, hotels, meeting space, etc.
  • Prepare and manage budget for shows and events, reconcile invoices/PO in a timely manner to ensure accuracy
  • Create event training, staff schedule; coordinate booth staff training
  • Prepare leads for follow-up, ensure all leads processes are adhered to
  • Lead post-event evaluations and metrics analysis

Event Logistics Management 

  • Collaborate with tradeshow vendor to either utilize existing booth property or rent other properties—identifying the most cost-effective option
  • Manage logistic requirements and deadlines for drayage, electric, shipping, etc.
  • Procure, coordinate and manage third-party vendors such as A/V, catering, freight shipping, labor/show unions, and show management
  • Coordinate on-site exhibit setup, booth duty during show hours and breakdown of events; organize and run after hour events and transportation
  • Be the event onsite lead for major shows, to provide direction to booth staff, executives and customers
  • Ability to lift and move 20 lb. boxes of exhibit material


  • 5+ years of experience managing tradeshows and events
  • Team player who possesses strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Creative problem-solver with ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with sense of humor and positive professional demeanor who requires little hand holding
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Powerpoint, Excel, Word and SharePoint
  • Adept at preparing and delivering presentations is required
  • Strong cost analysis, accounting reconciliation and budgetary responsibilities
  • Ability to travel, as required
  • Experience with inventory management software such as a plus
  • Experience and understanding of water analytics industry a plus
  • Bachelordegree in marketing or a related field
  • Ability to lift and move 20 lb. boxes of exhibit material