Microsoft Corporation Exec Producer - Experience and Expo Marketing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Location: Redmond, WA preferred. Will also consider tele-commute/remote candidates.

Bring your passion for technology, innovative thinking and growth mindset to create inclusive in person experiences that tell the Microsoft story. Microsoft Event’s Team is seeking a seasoned event professional that brings energy and agility in developing a new solution-based engagement model to Microsoft’s first party expo environment. This Showrunner role requires inventive thinking – the ability to contextualize and organize ideas and teams to optimal impact towards Microsoft business objectives. It is a critical role supporting a highly visible portfolio of events while working with diverse Microsoft teams such as product marketing, engineering, evidence, advertising, and others to develop unique repeatable Microsoft experiences that tell or amplify our corporate narrative, are audience centric, and drive business impact.

You will be an experienced event marketer with a solid understanding of event planning, execution and measurement methodologies, knowledge and experience with consumer and enterprise initiatives. In this role, you will create synergies, detecting patterns and opportunities to best present Microsoft solutions – internal or external partner stories. You will forge strong relationships to build consensus, drive thought leadership, contribute to building the event strategy aligned to business objectives, and ensure event success and excellence in event marketing execution.

We are seeking a team member who will bring an ability to balance the needs of the multiple clients (internal event business owners, team directors, GM, CVPs and others), strategy and execution challenges. You should also be able to demonstrate strong proficiency with key role competencies including exceptional communication and organizational skills, agile problem-solving processes, a passion for excellence, strong cross-team collaboration abilities, self-motivated and forward looking, and the ability to work as a part of an extended “virtual” team. We work in an ever-changing environment so flexibility, resourcefulness, strategic influencing and a passion for technology are essential.

Responsibilities

Lead the overall expo creation with a specific eye to the Microsoft Showcase cross company presence at all flagship Microsoft events including:

  • Partner with key stake holders to develop strategic event plans supporting key marketing initiatives, execute the vision for the experience and identifying key objectives for each event.

  • Ensure event plans and creative execution are carried out effectively and within budget.

  • Manage ongoing communications with core partners, show organizers, vendors, and internal cross-functional marketing teams to ensure on-time and aligned execution.

  • Drive collaborative discussions and decisions with all key stakeholders and executives.

  • Analyze opportunities, conduct budget reviews, and present recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.

  • Develop multiple project milestones, event plans, and contingency plans as needed based on budget, timing, and business need.

  • Drive event staffing, on-site coordination, risk mitigation, and conflict resolution as needed.

  • Validate or partner with Showrunner Director to ensure the supplier base is scalable, efficient and cost effective.

  • Utilize measurement and analytics to assess delivery against expected business results and key performance targets. Analyze event, industry and competitive data for context.

  • Participate in the Events organization rhythm of business standards for reporting and meeting participation.

  • Travel for event pre and show dates. This could include weekends and international destinations

Qualifications

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to drive clarity and direction in ambiguous situations.

  • Solid strategic project management experience with large budgets, complex schedules and the organizational skills needed to set and drive requirements across multiple functional areas

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for assignment completion.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent work experience.

  • 7+ years of experience delivering successful in person experiential marketing.

  • 5+ years of in-depth experience working with general contractors on Trade Shows and/or Expos.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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