Senior Events Manager at Zipwhip

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Zipwhip is a Seattle-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company providing text messaging to businesses across North America through cloud-based software and a best-in-class API solution. One of the fastest growing tech companies in North America as ranked by Deloitte Fast 500 2017 and 2018, Zipwhip invented the technology that enables businesses to text using their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number and communicate with consumers the modern way.

Zipwhip is aggressively investing in our people, product offerings and processes. We are backed by Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Ventures, OpenView, Voyager Capital and a host of other investors, and are seeing rapid growth in both employees and revenue. Zipwhip is the only business-texting provider with direct connections to all Tier 1 and 2 wireless operators in the U.S., and we've delivered billions of texts to consumers nationwide.

Zipwhip employees come to work every day (to one of Seattle's coolest offices) inspired and ready to live out our DIRECT values: Determination, Innovation, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration and Trust. If you want to be part of an organization where highly motivated thinkers are empowered to change the way we communicate with the world around us, then we'd like to hear from you.

What we're looking for:

The Senior Events Manager is responsible for planning, managing and growing assigned events, including tradeshows, tradeshow-related events, regional event series, partner events and corporate internal events. Responsibilities include event strategy, segmentation and planning, project planning, vendor (booth, shipping, logistics, swag, convention center services, etc.) relationship management, partner relationship management, lead/prospect management and event ROI analysis. Drive the development of event playbooks for Tier 1 events that include event summary details, coverage schedules, key event messaging, target prospect lists, related events summaries, travel schedules and lead/prospect goals and objectives. Role will work closely with key internal partners including sales, business development, product marketing, demand generation, communications and finance. More than 50% travel required. 

What's the job really? 

  • End-to-end management of all internal and external event logistics including planning, onsite execution, event flow and follow-up activities post-event. 
  • Work closely with Product Marketing on event-specific messaging, materials, demos and speaking opportunities and coordinate multiple stakeholders across departments to ensure the timely execution of all event deliverables.
  • Create event playbooks, including event summary details, coverage schedules, key event messaging, target prospect lists, related events summaries, travel schedules and lead/prospect goals and objectives. 
  • Manage vendor relationships and coordinate detailed events logistics, orders and payments, including securing event locations, selecting convention booth space, managing booth exhibit design, logistics and shipping, arranging for party event spaces and audiovisual requirements, coordinating entertainment, catering and swag, scheduling travel and other arrangements as necessary.
  • Provide timely reporting of performance metrics, analysis of results, and benchmark against established ROI objectives.
  • Help to develop and implement a global events strategy to support corporate lead generation while maximizing efficiencies.
  • Remain current on new trends in events management and exhibit design and technologies that can be used to enhance the product demo experience. 
  • Manage events budgets on plan. 
  • Travel 50%+ per year to events all over the United States and eventually international as well.

What you bring to the table: 

  • 5-7 years of experience in event planning, with tradeshow and corporate event focus 
  • Experience negotiating and managing vendor contracts as well as coordinating event production, shipping and travel logistics.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, problem solve and keep calm under pressure in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to confidently represent the company across multiple industries as a customer-facing brand ambassador
  • Extremely strong attention to detail 
  • Work effectively in a growing and evolving organization with some ambiguity and potential for change
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, while still achieving the overall outcomes and objectives
  • Capable of independent and strategic thinking 
  • Engaged, flexible, motivated and success driven 

What we offer:

  • A fun, lively startup culture and one of Seattle's coolest offices.
  • Core values-based leadership.
  • A culture of employee engagement-lively weekly company updates as 1 example.
  • Competitive salary and stock options.
  • Complimentary access to a fitness center.
  • Stipend for transportation and cell phone usage.
  • Full benefits package including parental leave, a matching 401k program, PTO, and medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Complimentary snacks, complimentary beverages, a subsidized cafeteria with lunch made fresh every day, and free lunch on Fridays catered by local chefs.
  • Complimentary shuttle access to office from King Street Station, Ferry Terminal and Yesler/Occidental.

Zipwhip values an inclusive and diverse team.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are an E-verify participating employer.

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Location

We just moved into a brand new space across from Elliott Bay - check out our water view, sky bridge to a beach park and roof deck.

An Insider's view of Zipwhip

What are some social events your company does?

Every Friday we do something called Gourmet Lunch Friday, or "GLF" as we call it, where we get lunch catered by local chefs and the whole company comes together to eat lunch. This is also a time to go over weekly updates about product, engineering, and sales.

Jenna

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What are Zipwhip Perks + Benefits

Zipwhip Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO policy in addition to 11 other standard holidays
About 8 days of paid sick leave per year
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
401K (matching 100% of the first 1% and 50% match on 2-6%. Only 17% of companies have better matches than we do)
Parking or transportation subsidy of $75/month
Cell phone stipend of $20/month
Gourmet Lunch Fridays (catered lunch every Friday)
Free drinks and snacks in the office space
Subsidized breakfast and lunch in cafeteria
Discounted fitness center near the office, and free fitness classes in the office

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Zipwhip participates in local volunteer activities such as the Big Climb -Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Backpack Bridgade, and PAWS.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Zipwhip has culture and fun committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs from our annual holiday party to our volunteer programs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Zipwhip provides employees a subsided gym membership program at a gym near the office for $20/ month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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