Events Manager

  • Forcepoint
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Jul 09, 2019
Full time Conferences Event Management Event Planning Trade Shows

Job Description

Events Manager

USA - Massachusetts - Boston

Full time


Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.


The Events Manager is responsible for setting and meeting objectives, tactical execution, budget tracking, lead generation, onsite management, results measurement, and post event analysis.


Essential Functions

  • Manage and execute internal and external conferences to include registration, housing, agenda, budget, meeting space allocation, audio-visual, special events, premiums, transportation and more. Experience managing large conferences and executive attendees is preferred
  • Develop event plan overviews, complete with themes, messages, and tactics for each show/event including booth design, layout, graphics and other event deliverables
  • Organize customer briefings and events that take place in the Briefing Center and provide logistical support for customers and account teams if needed including dining, transportation, lodging and entertainment
  • Communicate and coordinate across departments and meeting marketing objectives
  • Independently manage installations of tradeshows
  • Maintain and manage registration/hotel/air process with meticulous detail
  • Complete show service orders and purchase requisitions, contracts, track event budgets and complete successful events within budget and within process
  • Coordinate logistics with vendors such as exhibit houses, show management firms, show service vendors, hotels and specialty vendors.
  • Prepare post event reports, surveys and metrics
  • Handle food and beverage planning for large scale conferences
  • Participate in site selection and site survey analysis
  • Travel approximately 30% of time to event locations
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years’ experience in B2B event planning working within a corporate environment
  • Tradeshow experience and background with corporate contracts and procurement process is required
  • Keen attention to detail and proven organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels
  • Willing to do “whatever it takes” in the interest of a world class customer event experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills; impeccable interpersonal skills
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Office applications – PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Ability to deal with last-minute changes and deadlines while showing grace under pressure