Senior Events Manager

AirMap is the leading global airspace intelligence platform for the drone economy. Millions of drones and thousands of industry developers, airspace managers, and drone operators rely on AirMap’s airspace intelligence and services to fly safely and communicate with others in low- altitude airspace. Deployed in Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States, AirMap leads the industry in delivering technology solutions to enable safe and responsible drone operations at scale.

AirMap is seeking an enthusiastic and talented event marketing professional to join our high-impact, results-driven marketing and communications team. The Senior Events Manager is responsible for owning and executing marketing programs at industry events and conferences that drive results for AirMap’s sales, marketing, and thought leadership objectives.

The ideal candidate is both an organized project manager and a “big picture” thinker who can can shift quickly from crafting a strategic event plan to working with internal and external partners on executing the plan. You are familiar with B2B demand generation tactics and can manage marketing programs to meet business goals. You are comfortable speaking to partners and customers as a representative of AirMap.

You’ll enhance your leadership, strategic marketing, and customer relations skills, be challenged with exciting and challenging work, grow your network in an emerging tech industry, and drive meaningful change at AirMap and beyond.

This position is located in Santa Monica, CA, and will report to the Director of Marketing.

  • Create engaging and memorable corporate experiences, with a global reach, in response to highly-developed goals and communication objectives.
  • Comprehensively manage all details of event production, including conceptualizing, designing, planning (events briefs, milestone and production schedules, venue selection, logistics, vendor selection, budget, etc.), coordination, execution, and post-event analysis and reporting for all events and/or conferences that AirMap attends.
  • Develop, manage and reconcile event budgets.
  • Work with Legal team to negotiate and manage event-related contracts and financial agreements.
  • Create and distribute event materials such as, but not limited to, event briefs, task sheets, milestone schedules, floor plans, and event schedules to appropriate internal and externals parties with enough time to allow for evaluation and feedback prior to event-related deliverables.
  • Identify, vet, and manage vendors and partners that share AirMap’s high standards for quality, efficiency, and excellence.
  • Develop and maintain productive business relationships with external vendors as well as internal team members.

  • 3+ years of experience in B2B event planning and production or operations
  • Experience coordinating international event activations
  • Experience working cross-functionally across a global team
  • Self-starting with the ability to handle multiple, demanding projects simultaneously
  • Used to work independently to deliver complete events program and execution
  • Experience in personnel and/or resource management
  • Impeccable organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent creative and logistical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a service-oriented attitude
  • Attention to detail as well as ability to understand the big picture
  • Ability to act with discretion when handling confidential matters
  • Ability to maximize resources and establish productive business relationships internally and with vendors
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Some travel required

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