The External Events Strategist is responsible for driving the strategy and leading the execution team for a defined set of Siemens-led customer facing events, targeting the Siemens Digital Industries user community and/or prospects and delivered as physical, virtual or hybrid experiences.
He or she supports the Director of Global Events as an advisor for developing the external event strategy, which drives a communication continuum of connected experiences that satisfy business requirements. He or she works directly with event business owners and multiple key stakeholders to define and execute the overall project plan for each event to ensure success against objectives
•Drive coordinated, enterprise-wide and global events strategy for Siemens-led events targeting our user community and potential prospects
•Together with the Business Owner of each event, define objectives based on business requirements
•Define metrics and related targets aligned to objectives for measuring the success of each event
•Oversee events measurement, including the design and operation of standardized dashboards to forecast, measure, analyze and report on event impact
•Create and manage overall project plan to drive efficient execution of each event
•Oversee the selection of agencies and third-party vendors required to execute against the business objectives
•Collaborate with the Global Digital Marketing Center and field marketing to ensure a cohesive pre-event, at-event and post-event strategy to increase audience engagement
•Proactively engage with event steering committees comprised of portfolio marketing managers, members of the sales team and other key stakeholders to coordinate their participation in the objective setting and planning processes and to communicate and optimize the impact of event activities
•Manage and reconcile event budgets
•Communicate to and educate executive leadership, customer-facing employees and other employees regarding event activities to build shared accountability in the success of each event
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
•Bachelor’s degree required
•Master’s degree/MBA preferred
•Certifications/affiliations strongly preferred: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) and/or Digital Events Strategist Certification (DES)
•Fifteen or more years of related experience, including seven to ten years of experience in event management and leadership in a business to business environment
•Hands-on corporate event planning and logistics experience, ideally within the same or similar industry
•Experience developing and executing virtual and hybrid events
•Demonstrated success in increasing efficiencies and return on investment (ROI)
•Management of event communications to multiple complex stakeholder groups
•Selection of third-party vendors and agencies
•Management of projects, budgets and resource allocation to support success and efficiency
•Previous demonstrated linkage of event efforts to an organization’s broader growth plan
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
•Work from home office with a globally dispersed team
•Willingness to travel 20 – 50% of the time
Preference will be given to applicants from the Global Strategy & Marketing organization.
Organization: Digital Industries
Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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