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Business Project Manager - Marketing Events

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Using project management expertise, this role supports marketing events by developing plans and processes, managing resources, budgets, and crafting tools and supporting event logistics. Manages projects to ensure timely completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs. Incumbent is concerned with clearly identifiable elements or functions within a larger project or independently manages moderately sized projects.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently leads complex departmental project/support assignments and/or participates in cross-departmental projects with responsibility for managing scope, risk, business value, schedule and budget.
  • Identifies and solves a range of problems in straightforward situations. Analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures, developing a recommended approach.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and revising project results, including marketing materials.
  • Responsible for gathering and delivering marketing event metrics, especially attendee data and interpretation.
  • At the direction of project manager lead, develops presentations and communications that incorporate a clear understanding of corporate communications theory and practice.
  • Identifies alternative options in the development and enhancements for new policies and processes. Incumbent will build out new processes and systems that help realize efficiencies and cost savings for the division.
  • Responsible to manage project risk through the development, maintenance and revision of reports and tracking tools, with a strong emphasis on accounting, budgeting and compliance.
  • Understands the key business drivers as they relate to the projects. Adapts to the various internal procedures and forms close links with the business partner representatives, ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, scope and above all, client satisfaction, can be realized.
  • Explains information and persuades others in straightforward situations. Effectively interact and influence project teams and business partners to provide acceptable solutions and results.
  • Acts as a liaison to facilitate an understanding and partnership between business clients. Manages the resources and vendors assigned to their projects by verifying progress and removing obstacles.
  • Gathers and delivers day-to-day progress of a project as it relates to managing scope, schedule, cost and quality in order to support project management decisions and compliance with Company approved methodology and required results.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in, Business, Marketing, Project Management or related field preferred OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience beyond the minimum required for the position.
  • Minimum 2 years experience/knowledge in processes and project management to include analysis, documentation.
  • Ability to work with general direction to scope, plan and manage cross-department or multi-department projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage mid-complexity assignments.
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, excel under pressure and meet timelines.
  • Strong team mentality with a willingness to assist on other programs as needed.
  • Written and oral communications skills with the ability to build rapport within the company, field and /or outside vendors.
  • Energetic professional with a high degree of personal initiative and motivation.
  • Strong budgeting and Excel background
  • Experience with CRM Tools, Sales Force Marketing Cloud/Campaigns.
  • Experience in event marketing and brand management.


  • 401K
  • Company sponsored retirement plan
  • Educational assistance
  • Performance based incentive pay
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Caregiver time off
  • ….and more



This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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