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Corporate Events Senior Director

Irving, Texas
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner Events a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you'll be a part of a team that serves more than 75,000 business and technology leaders at 75+ global events each year. You’ll work with curious, motivated people, have unlimited growth opportunities, and learn about the latest in technology and business. Our events team is growing in double digits and is positioned to exceed that growth in 2019 and beyond. If you enjoy challenging yourself, connecting with people and pushing the limits of your career, Gartner is the place for you.

Role Purpose:


To deliver world class and globally consistent event experiences for Gartner associates.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for delivery of Corporate Events and specials projects as required
  • Responsibility for developing and delivering a first class Winners Circle/Club 300 attendee experience
  • Responsibility for the Winners Circle/Club 300 onsite experience: Including but not limited to Group Event Production (Welcome Reception, Kick Off, Theme Party, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony), Top Achiever Lunch, Circle Lounge, Circle Club
  • Work closely with the Managing Vice President, Corporate Events to build an exceptional team both internal and external to Gartner to deliver the programs
  • Lead, motivate, communicate and ensure effective collaboration across the pre-event and onsite teams
  • Selection and management of external suppliers/freelancers including negotiation of contracts and SOW s beneficial to Gartner
  • Build effective relationships with wide range of external partners ensuring clear comprehension of Gartner priorities
  • Effective project management including ownership and adherence to timelines and templates and accurately track and evaluate results on overall project goals
  • Effective Financial Management through appropriate allocation of expense, negotiation of costs and accurate forecasting
  • Solution orientated, creative approach to complex and time sensitive challenges
  • Continuous improvement through effective feedback collection and evaluation


Key Contacts:

  • Internal contact
  • Operating Committee, Sales Leadership, Finance, STG


External contacts

  • Third Party Agencies, Freelancers, Venues, Registration team


Expected results:

  • Exceptional attendee experience with high satisfaction scores
  • Flawless execution
  • Effective budget management and achievement of financial objectives
  • Engagement and effective management of all partners
  • Exceptional operational efficiency
  • Strong, motivated, high achieving team #LI-WC2

Professional Experience:

  • 10-12+ Years Event Operations Experience, with proven success producing World Class Events
  • a minimum of 5+ years of Team leadership experience, preferably proven experience leading teams at a Global level (domestic and internationally)
  • Proven Budget Management Abilities
  • Proven Project Management Experience
  • Contract Negotiation and Supplier Management


Key Competencies:

  • Strong Leadership Skills, ability to communicate, collaborate and motivate
  • Strong Organizational Skills, competent Project Manager
  • Client focused/ Customer Service Skills
  • High sense of urgency, ability to work at a fast pace and be decisive
  • Solution oriented
  • Strong Financial Management Skills
  • Strong Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Fully competent in Microsoft office, especially Excel & PowerPoint #LI-WC2

Job Requisition ID:G20157

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