Marketing Manager, Business Events / Gestionnaire du marketing, Événements d'affaires

  • Destination Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Oct 08, 2019
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Job Description

Marketing Manager, Business Events / Gestionnaire du marketing, Événements d'affaires

Location Vancouver (Canada)

Job Brief

Make an impact at Destination Canada as Marketing Manager, Business Events! / Laissez votre marque à Destination Canada en tant que Gestionnaire du marketing, Événements d'affaires!

Job Grade & Salary Range : DC-07 $80,960 - $101,200 (CAD) + Bonus

Language Requirement      : English Essential/Anglais essentiel

Security Clearance Level    : Enhanced

Employment Status             : Term

End Date (Term Roles)        : 12/9/22


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Destination Canada is looking for a Marketing Manager, Business Events to join our team in Vancouver as we inspire travelers to explore Canada.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Business Events Canada, this role leads the development of business events marketing and communications plans, integrating with leisure marketing plans in target international markets, and manages and reports on marketing campaigns by working closely with internal marketing teams and agencies. Serves as the point of contact for business events team at headquarters and helps resolve operational issues and make process improvements.

Join Destination Canada and join a team that is inspiring travellers to explore Canada every day.

DUTIES: The incumbent will work closely with the regional managing directors of in-market teams and the Executive Director, Global Planning to integrate business events marketing strategies into each market’s sales and marketing plans. In managing business events marketing activities, the incumbent will need to work with regional leads, internal teams (e.g. content, paid media, MR/PR teams) and agencies in the development, execution, and tracking of cross-channel paid, owned and earned media campaigns. This will require building buy-in, influencing, and directing cross-functional teams who may not have experience in the business events market. This will also require setting up new procedures and processes with relevant stakeholders as business events marketing programs are developed.

As the rest of the business events team is located remotely, this role will also be the “face” of the business events team at headquarters and will work directly with operational teams to problem-solve issues on behalf of other business events team members, such as invoicing and contractual issues and develop and implement process improvements.

Essential Qualifications

EDUCATION: University degree in Marketing or another field directly related to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

EXPERIENCE: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria: 

  • 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing
  • Experience developing and managing marketing plans and campaigns
  • Experience in media relations and/or public relations
  • Experience in the meetings, conventions, incentive travel industry
  • Experience in tourism/destination marketing


  • Strong knowledge of marketing and communications principles and practices
  • Understanding of paid media, content marketing, and earned media channels
  • Knowledge of the business events industry (meetings, conventions, and incentive travel)
  • Understanding of destination marketing and the tourism industry
  • Knowledge of operations management, including financial, administrative, and supplier management


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships 
  • Ability to impact, influence and persuade
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management and ability to drive results
  • Ability to manage marketing campaigns and measure success
  • Copywriting skills
  • French language ability is an asset

PERSONAL SUITABILITY: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

ENTITLEMENT TO WORK: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time.


Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

NOTE: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions  if you are looking for any other information.

Destination Canada is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization and a federal crown corporation owned by the Government of Canada. We lead the Canadian tourism industry—working with tourism partners, the private sector and governments of Canada—to position Canada as a destination of choice for global travellers. Our mission is to support industry partners, boost Canada’s profile and grow tourism export revenue for Canada internationally. We also provide the industry with key intelligence and research tools for competitive insights and analysis. Through data-driven marketing strategies, our campaigns make international impact promoting Canada as a premier, four-season tourism destination.

Destination Canada is a proud equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of Canada through fair hiring and accessible employment practices. By promoting an inclusive workplace as dynamic as our country, we are better able to promote Canada’s culture to the world. Applicants who need special accommodations can make requests at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting with any needs. Our workplace is bilingual with communications, resources and services in both Canadian official languages. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

Closing Date:
Closing Time:
11:59 PM (PST)