Tradeshow & Events Planner at Q2

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Q2 is seeking a Trade Show & Events Planner who will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, and execution of Q2 hosted events and corporate trade shows and create experiences that help to build thought leadership and brand awareness, establish and foster connections, and drive revenue opportunities and contribute to wins. This is an opportunity for a proactive and innovative event professional with the ability to think beyond logistical execution. This role will reside within the marketing organization and will report to the Director, Trade Shows and Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage events for Q2 including, but not limited to hosted events and conferences and industry trade shows

  • Deliver an engaging and thoughtful customer experience at all events

  • Manage all event coordination including day-to-day administration, speaker, venue, vendor communication, and cross-departmental collaboration

  • Clearly communicate objectives, project status and updates to stakeholders on a regular and consistent basis

  • Serve as core team planning member for annual client conference

  • Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress of assigned events

  • Negotiate and manage vendor contracts related to assigned events

  • Assist department in meeting business objectives for lead generation

  • Responsible for ensuring that all security, availability, confidentiality and privacy policies and controls are adhered to

  • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in corporate or association event management and trade shows

  • Ability to think strategically, generate creative solutions and manage multiple, time-sensitive projects

  • Detail oriented, organized, strong project management and budget management skills

  • Proven ability to manage projects independently, drive projects to completion, and implement change

  • Communication and interpersonal skills – ability to build strong working relationships and communicate cross functionally and with sales teams and leaders

  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work across all levels of stakeholder management and engage in professional and productive collaboration across teams

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

  • Strong skills in Cvent, SFDC, Marketo, Wrike preferred

  • CMP or CTSM Credentials preferred

  • Ability to travel; approximately 20% travel

  • Physical Demands: This job requires some physical demands. Examples: standing, walking, lifting/moving objects up to 25 pounds, vision req., noise level, etc, particularly when on-site at an event. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At Q2, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters mutual respect for our employees and the communities we serve. Q2 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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Location

Our HQ is in North Austin, near Lakeline Mall area with easy access to multiple highways and the Toll road.

An Insider's view of Q2

What are some social events your company does?

We host a variety of fun events appealing to our community of interest groups, ranging from an annual Dodgeball tournament benefiting JDRF Austin, to celebrating Diwali, to quarterly culture events following our townhalls that include something for everyone!

Kelley

Sr. Community & Culture Champion

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started on Helpdesk, after 2 years got training and certification as Salesforce Administrator, now working in that role at Q2.

Andy

Salesforce Admin.

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I had no idea when I decided to come to Q2 how much fun working here would be. While we work hard to drive big results, we also find opportunities to have a great time. This is the first work environment where I truly feel that I have found a supportive work family.

Taylor

HR Business Partner

What are Q2 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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