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Corporate & Industry Events Manager

  • United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Corporate and Industry Events Manager is responsible for managing events, programs and strategy, including designing, producing, managing and participating in events, conferences, sponsorships, activations and more. This position works closely with all marketing functions including brand, marketing and creative teams, as well as sales/business development, product teams and other departments, to produce quality events and activities to engage customers, partners and internal teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate across the business groups to support internal corporate events and industry tradeshows, webinars, conferences, meetups, sponsored activities, VIP events (President Club) and educational forums.
  • Oversee corporate events, both internal and external industry tradeshows.
  • Work closely with all marketing functions including brand, downstream, product marketing and creative teams, as well as business development, program management and other departments to produce quality events and activity to engage customers.
  • Assist with the creative development of event initiatives, from branding, agenda design, content creation, and venue selection to event execution.
  • Track budget costs throughout the course of event project and communicate scope changes that impact budgets.
  • Oversee the development of the annual tradeshow and event calendars and budget; evaluate various opportunities and work closely with internal stakeholders to build solution message and FMI brand.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various vendors (exhibits, production, media, and creative) to ensure success including continually evaluating performance and fit for the organization.
  • Manage all aspects of logistics including meeting/event space allocation, meeting format, food and beverage, audio visual and overall production.
  • Secure tradeshow booth allocation with industry partners to optimize FMI’s presence and drives demand generation.
  • Execute virtual industry meetings as well as marketing webinars.
  • Collaborate closely with digital marketing operations to ensure creation forms, landing pages and micro-sites and micro-touches to drive event attendance.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to coordinate key tradeshow activities including communications, employee bulletins, pre-show meetings, lead capture, attendee registration and customer journey engagement.
  • Work with product marketing, sales, and product engineering to understand demonstration strategy for digital offerings
  • Procure all necessary components (hardware and software) to support booths.
  • Work with cross-functional internal teams (marketing, sales, finance, legal, compliance, etc.) to ensure approved content is utilized and flawless execution of events.
  • Research and recommend events based on the industry, target audience, attendees, etc.
  • Create user engagement by delivering interactive, exciting and innovative events to the Diagnostic, Oncology and Pharma community.
  • Create and manage the schedule and logistics for in-booth presentations.
  • Travel up to 30% of the time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications and business
  • 5+ years of experience in event planning, including large-scale events and tradeshows

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diagnostics, Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Regulated industry experience
  • Proficient with MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • CRM proficiency: beneficial
  • Proven negotiation skills working with contracts and key customer processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and make effective decisions
  • Strategic and critical thinker
  • Proficient in analyzing and interpreting data
  • Experience with project management tools
  • Experience managing a wide variety of internal professional events from closed-door executive events, corporate off-sites, educational, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently work on multiple project requests simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with potentially tight deadlines and complexity
  • A proven ability to work with highly technical information and deliver with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills, flexibility and professional communicator
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong cross-functional people management skills
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the important of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: passion, patients, innovation and collaboration



Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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