As the Event Marketing Manager at Passport you will play a critical role in positioning the Passport brand across national and international events. You are an event management ninja that is not afraid of a challenge and never misses a deadline. You have an arsenal of creative ideas and stay on top of the latest trends to make events fun and effective while staying within budget. Passport is known for constantly pushing the envelope and being the most innovative company at events. We have dressed up as astronauts for a ‘Mars white label app’ booth theme. We’ve had race car tracks & roulette tables in our booths & once threw a LaLa Land-themed party with live music. Are you ready to help us win the next award for best exhibitor and make a mark in the industry?
Create and manage annual event plan
Research & select annual events and sponsorships
Create & maintain annual budget
Define goals and timelines
Manage & implement internal and external events
Coordinate event logistics from concept to execution for internal events such as the annual sales meeting and bi-annual thought leadership conference as well as external events such as industry conferences, trade shows and webinars.
Site research & contracting
Manage all vendors/suppliers
Gather/present competitive intelligence
Staff training and management
Attend large events to oversee onsite execution & staffing
Oversee Passport’s event asset management program
Manage vendor relationships, rates, contracts
Maintain inventory and ingress/egress of show assets and swag
Manage Passport’s industry association memberships
Research & determine membership/partnership opportunities
Negotiate membership terms and benefits
Manage active employee memberships
You are passionate and enthusiastic about events and people, and you thrive in the entire events process (conception through execution)
You are extremely organized and detail-oriented - you let nothing slip through the cracks
You have a constant drive for creativity and innovation; you always come up with cool ideas to drive audience engagement at events
You get enjoyment from helping sales team drive more leads through events and sponsorships
You crush it at keeping track of expenses and staying within budget
You are a master negotiator who will relentlessly find ways to maximize Passport’s budget
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, business or relevant field or relevant experience
7+ years experience organizing large and small scale events
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
Proven aptitude for creative thinking and attention to detail within demanding deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with graphic design software and contract negotiation are a plus
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
Passport is a transportation software and payments company that builds technology to more efficiently manage streets and sidewalks. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is trusted by more than 800 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Miami. Passport’s digital platform helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure, creating more livable, equitable communities. One of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, Passport was also named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital.
Passport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.