General Information

Req #
WD00010626
Career area:
Marketing
Country/Region:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Here’s an opportunity to be a part of a brand new business group at Lenovo, which will be responsible for transforming Lenovo’s business and shape the future of the company.

Do you like reshaping the corporate narrative for a Global Fortune 500 company? Do you have experience planning and executing events?  Do you have the confidence to support our marketing organization in the event management process?  Are you a tech enthusiast who looks forward to the latest tech innovations?  Do you have a history of using events to drive awareness, leads and corporate visibility?  If this sounds like you, we may have an opportunity for you on our global marketing team.

The Role

As a Fortune Global 500 company with US$50+ billion in revenue, Lenovo’s vision is to become the leader in Intelligent Transformation through PCs, tablets, AR/VR, smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions and services that create the best user experience. We are looking for a talented event manager for our new Solutions and Services Group (SSG) to be a part of Lenovo’s evolution into a world-leading technology solutions company. 

The role will be based in the United States (Raleigh/Durham, NC area preferred), and will collaborate closely with SSG and global events and marketing teams around the world.

Specifically, the role will:

  • Serve as a key point of contact for all SSG events.  These events will include large industry events (like the Consumer Electronics Show), Lenovo-owned events, and smaller industry and vertical events. 

  • Collaborate with leaders across the organization to manage Lenovo events

  • Manage weekly updates, including event pre- and post-communications for key events

  • Track and monitor event-generated revenue and continuously optimize event performance and refinement

  • Manage a budget for event spending with the agency and in-house

  • Foster integration among cross-functional, global team members and agency partners

  • Monitor marketplace conditions, competitive information and maintain a high level of expertise within the event marketing space, keeping abreast of trends and innovations

  • Manage processes and alliance partnership relationships

  • Create annual event marketing plans to reach the target audiences

  • Develop marketing communications and collateral to support various events throughout the organization

  • Interface with Lenovo sales and marketing teams across worldwide marketing team and other business groups

  • Work cross-functionally to develop presentation content and supporting collateral for various events

Characteristics

The successful candidate must:

  • Be an EXPERT communicator: Demonstrate superb written and verbal communications (

  • Be a TEAM player: Work seamlessly with global marketing and SSG product/leadership stakeholders to create highly engaging event programs

  • Be ORGANIZED: Have strong project management skills in multitasking; able to juggle multiple priorities and take end-to-end ownership of projects

  • Be STRATEGIC: Be able to make strategic, prudent decisions (at times without full information)

  • Be INFLUENTIAL: Be able to course-correct and influence stakeholders in a fast-paced environment against fast-breaking developments and timelines

  • Be HARDWORKING: Be a strategic thinker as well as a practical doer, comfortable getting things done despite limited resources

  • Be CURIOUS: Constantly challenge the status quo; be entrepreneurial in pursuing new communications ideas and better ways of storytelling – with a sharp eye for great creative and detail

  • BE CONFIDENT: Articulate, confident and tactful in interacting with marketing peers and leadersihp

  • Be FLEXIBLE: Role will occasionally require some travel and non-standard meeting times  

  • Be GLOBAL: Be respectful and effective in communicating across cultures, and flexible in accommodating teams across different time zones 

  • Be ACCOUNTABLE: Develop, measure and report on metrics that inform strategy and track performance.

Position Requirements

  • 5 – 7 years Marketing/Event Planning experience

  • 3 – 5 years Marketing Communications experience

  • Strong interpersonal abilities to work with all marketing disciplines and teams as well as external vendors

  • Ability to influence stakeholders within a matrixed organization through relationship building and strong presence

  • Passion for executing programs of the highest quality possible

  • Experience working in an account management role at a media/creative agency (or overseeing an agency relationship from client side)

  • Innovative approach to managing events and marketing communications to develop events that create buzz and engage Lenovo partners and customers

  • Experience working with sales reps to drive marketing programs

  • Strong organizational experience and attention to detail to flawlessly manage numerous events each quarter

  • Strong project/budget management skills

  • Hardware background preferred

  • Travel as needed

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