dbt Labs

Director, Strategic Events

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Employer Provided Salary: 199,000-241,000 Annually
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About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.


dbt Labs is searching for a Director of Strategic Events to lead our dbt Labs-hosted programs as well as our major event sponsorships. An ideal candidate has a proven track record of leading global corporate and strategic events that drive brand awareness and convert demand.  This leader must have experience managing multiple high-stakes projects at once, a passion for engaging customer experiences and a keen eye for detail. 

This leader will collaborate with senior internal stakeholders including Executives, Product Marketing, Brand Design, Sales and Demand Generation teams to run high-impact event programs. This role reports to VP of Brand Marketing, and is a rare opportunity to lead a growing events organization, with a strong track record of engaging programs. We’re looking for a strong leader who can strike the right balance between strategy, creativity, and impactful execution. This leader will lead a team of dedicated event professionals. 

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Own the strategy and annual planning calendar of dbt Labs-hosted events, including our annual customer conference, Coalesce, regional road shows, executive programs and beyond
  • Design engaging event experiences that maximize reach and impact for both virtual and in-person attendees
  • Lead pre-event promotions to drive target registrations and attendance, and post-event communications to maximize the impact of the event 
  • Oversee production of executive keynotes, from set design to show flow to speaker management to demos and beyond
  • Develop compelling partnership opportunities to drive sponsorships within our ecosystem
  • Oversee dbt Labs’ participation in third-party events, including sponsorships, experiences, sessions and branding
  • Partner with internal teams for major internal events including company kickoff and sales kickoff
  • Lead and develop high-performing team of event marketers to ensure goals and audience expectations are always exceeded, and the dbt Labs brand is well represented 
  • Maintain a network of partners to assist with various aspects of event management, including venue sourcing, production, branding, and onsite logistics. 
  • Track ROI, engagement, and audience feedback to measure results, assess opportunities for improvement, and optimize future events

It would be great if you have:

  • 8-12 years of relevant B2B event management experience
  • Direct experience in enterprise software industry and SaaS required, with international and high-growth startup experience preferred.
  • Experience navigating both in-person and virtual events, with a creative eye for hybrid experiences. 
  • Experience working directly with CEOs and C-level executives. Ability to engage with and influence senior executives with gravitas. 
  • Ability to build relationships with internal partners to understand and communicate business strategy.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and mentor multiple team members.
  • A growth mindset and passion for building high-functioning teams.
  • Ability to strike the right balance between strategy and execution
  • A detail-oriented, analytical approach, with the ability to manage multiple, high-profile projects and deliverables.

You’ll have an edge if you have experience:

  • Working remotely in an asynchronous environment

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $199,000 - $241,000
  • Equity Stake
  • Benefits: In the US, dbt Labs offers unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!), 401k w/ 3% guaranteed contribution, excellent healthcare, paid parental leave and a home office stipend. For employees outside of the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. *Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal limitations

What to expect in the hiring process: (all video interviews unless accommodations are needed)

  • An interview with a Talent Acquisition Partner
  • An interview with our Hiring Manager
  • A team round of interviews with Marketing Leaders and stakeholders
  • A final interview with our CEO

Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. 

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at [email protected] if you need assistance or an accommodation

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.

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What are dbt Labs Perks + Benefits

dbt Labs Benefits Overview

We're a remote-first culture that offers an incredibly flexible work environment, unlimited (and encouraged) vacation, paid parental leave, wellness stipend and majority-covered health, dental and vision insurance. We also automatically contribute 3% to a 401k plan.

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Offer 16 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave (inclusive benefit)
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
We have a company shut down every year for a week between Chistmas and New Years holidays.
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
dbt Labs hosts regional happy hours and/or events.
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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