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Senior Trade Show Planner

Spotlight Preferred
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (on-site)
20 days ago


The Senior Trade Show Planner develops objectives and strategies for the overall effectiveness and execution of internal and external global events, including tradeshows and other customer facing events.  Manages contract negotiations. Oversees the logistics for all company events.


  • 5+ years of corporate marketing and event/tradeshow management experience, preferably in the technology/software environment
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating vendor contracts (hotels, exhibition services, event vendors, etc.)
  • Proven budget management of high dollar projects
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, with prior experience interacting with C-Level executives, Sales and Marketing colleagues.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to drive results and outcomes
  • Effective relationship management skills
  • Flexibility to react quickly in a fast-paced high-growth environment
  • Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.)
  • Experience with meeting management software preferred
  • Travel up to 30%


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Hospitality Management, or related field preferred
  • CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation preferred

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and execute all operational and logistical functions related to meetings and events including tradeshows, internal events, and large customer conferences
  • Manage all aspects of meetings and events to be on time, on budget and on strategy
  • Determine show participation and calendar of events
  • Work with internal/external resources to obtain required materials, resources and services
  • Collaborate with Programs team and Creative Services to identify promotional opportunities, enhance corporate presence at tradeshows, and participate in the creation of themes and brand standards
  • Negotiate contracts and manage relationships with outside vendors
  • Research and recommend events by providing data on cost estimates, resource analyses, potential ROI, competitors, partners, etc.
  • Develop event agendas and manage all schedules (tech rehearsals, speaker rehearsals, install and dismantle, etc.)
  • Align resources to support events including communications, speakers, equipment, presentations, printed materials, promotional items, registration packets, food and beverage orders, rooming lists, web registration, hotel arrangements, content, budget, etc.
  • Coordinate product presentations with Sales and Product Management
  • Communicate effectively with all appropriate stakeholders and groups – conference overview, timeline, task assignments, requirements, pre/post event meetings
  • Develop post-event reports and analyses to determine effectiveness of each event as well as recommendations for similar events
  • Apply current technology to meetings and events

Scope of Impact/Degree of Independence

  • Contribute to departmental goals and strategic plans
  • Failure to achieve goals will have critical impact on success of functional area(s)

Problem Complexity/Decision Making Authority

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, willingness to handle administrative aspects of the position, and ability to multi-task and prioritize activities,
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and budgets
  • Ability to work independently and follow direction in a fast-paced environment

 Relationship Skills

  • Regularly interact with various functional leaders and outside vendors
  • Interactions frequently involve skills such as negotiating, influence management and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65574658
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Trade Show Planner
  • Company Name For Job: Manhattan Associates, Inc.
  • Job Function: Meeting/Event Planner
  • Job Type: Full Time

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