Strategic Events Manager

  • Cisco Systems Canada Co.
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 12, 2018
Full time Event Management Event Planning

Job Description

Strategic Events Manager

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Area of Interest: Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type: Professional
  • Technology Interest: Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything
  • Job Id: 1224332


Who You’ll Work With   

The Strategic Events team is a group of highly driven, passionate, collaborative, and innovative marketing professionals who thrive on producing the most meaningful, high-impact customer/partner/internal experiences possible. You'll collaborate across all groups to support their successful engagements at our events, advocating a One-Cisco approach to enhance our business solutions. The right individual will be disruptive - bringing our events to life by creating a spectacle and transforming our participation to anything BUT ordinary, all while keeping within our brand guidelines. They will be adept at stakeholder and vendor management, comfortable leading virtual teams, and budget savvy. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Engage and drive cross functional teams to meet event timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage internal / external nomination and process with the field
  • Manage all customer and field communications
  • Manage vendor relationships as required
  • Develop and maintain budgets
  • Partner with Cisco Event Marketing, demo, field marketing and theater teams
  • Drive post show follow up program with Cisco stakeholders and customers 

Who You Are:

  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Ability to gain consensus among others and drive projects forward
  • Ability to manage sensitive situations
  • Ability to build and manage large cross functional teams
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage simultaneous projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to present, communicate and report status and projects to upper management
  • Ability to solve complex problems; define way around complex and critical issues, and make solid recommendations
  • Ability to grasp technical issues and market considerations
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must be flexible - agility is critical as agendas change in real-time
  • Have a creative flair  - a vision to design an experience rather than an event
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Maintain relationships with cross functional teams, vendors and global counterparts
  • Work well under pressure, and adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Customer focused and passionate about meeting the expectations of attendees 
  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of industry experience 

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.