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Events Manager, Amherst

| Austin
Events Manager, Amherst
 
Amherst is growing its Events group and seeking a dedicated, passionate brand ambassador to lead Events internally and externally. This role requires a proactive, can-do attitude and an extremely high level of attention to detail and organization. It mandates the ability to across multiple ongoing projects and a flexible work schedule to accommodate the timing and execution of all internal and external events. In this role you will work with key individuals across the entire Amherst organization, manage vendor relationships, and foster relationships with select industry conference organizations. This role reports into the VP of Brand and Communications at Amherst.
 
Managerial responsibilities:
  • Planning and execution of Amherst branded events and the Company’s participation in all major third party events & conferences like Dell Match Play, SXSW, SFIG, IMN to name a few
  • Execution of all internal events ranging from team events and corporate functions to investor events
  • Create, socialize and manage annual conferences and events calendar on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain and execute on detail-oriented project plans for each event in addition to holistic event calendar
  • Create budget for each event that is closely tracked
  • Work with Marketing VP and leadership to identify and execute priority conferences and sponsorships;
  • Manage an Events Coordinator
  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with contacts from each part of the organization to support their internal and external events
 
Internal Events:
  • Create best-in-class internal events that surprise and delight our employees and our investors/ clients/partners
  • Work with key executives and other office staff to manage and execute internal events from client/investor lunches to team offsites to company holiday parties to recruiting events.
  • Ensure that all events meet Amherst brand standards
 
External Events:
  • Work closely with Sales & Marketing to:
    • Attract audiences to event activations via direct and indirect outreach
    • Distribute leads from events to the right internal groups/database
    • Create amazing touchpoints for customers and prospects alike
    • Ensure marketing creates content events (thought leadership, booth materials)
    • Ensure appropriate premium giveaways are at events and are stocked throughout the year
    • Follow budgets for external events
  • Build relationships with certain industry events and maintain those relationships throughout the year to make Amherst a trusted partner/help get us exclusive or first access
  • Communicate cross-functionally throughout the organization to ensure the correct attendees
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of real estate, tech, finance/investment industry conferences
  • Build / maintain strong relationships with external vendors / third party service providers to successfully execute Amherst branded events
  • Analyze the events’ success and prepare debriefs, lessons learned, senior management reports as appropriate
 
Requirements:
  • Proven track record / demonstrable experience of running events from conception to completion with minimum of five years of experience in events management
  • Experience of developing and managing external partnerships with service providers in the delivery of events / projects
  • Strong business acumen, exceptional problem solving capabilities, creative thinker
  • Responsible, professional, ability to perform well under pressure and tight deadlines, results-oriented and works with sense of urgency
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong organizational & project management skills, great attention to detail
  • Great team player with leadership skills
  • BSc / BA degree is required, preferably in hospitality management, PR, marketing or related field
 
What we offer:
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern work-space with open floor plans. 
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, flex spending account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
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Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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