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Pearson Event Manager in Austin, Texas

Location :Austin Texas (400 Center Ridge Drive )

This will be a Hybrid position working some days in the office.

Your responsibilities would consist of:

  • Manage the planning, logistics and execution of all details for School Assessment face-to-face and virtual national industry tradeshows, internal and external customer meetings, and Pearson office events.

  • Support all aspects of planning to include registration build and management, app creation, survey development, technology needs, meeting space and food & beverage planning, signage, templates, property sourcing, selection and contract negotiations, vendor and customer relations, accounts payable, transportation, etc. while following company processes and guidelines.

  • Partnering with internal stakeholder to lead the planning meetings/calls & deliverable updates

  • Manage budget reporting, including budget tracking, invoices, reconciliation of programs, expense reports of customers, contracts, and permits, and team briefings/debriefings.

  • Pearson office onsite event management (Iowa City/Austin offices)

Education and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in the events, conferences, or other marketing-related field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, event management, or communications desired.

  • Operational and logistical management of content-driven meetings and events to include:

  • Venue selection, negotiation and contract management.

  • Third-party vendor selection, negotiation and contract management.

  • Budgeting and financial management, with emphasis on project-based profitability and ROI.

  • On-site logistical support as needed

  • Client-facing and customer service expertise, including effective and professional oral and written communication, as well as confident interpersonal interaction.

  • Leadership and management of internal planning teams engaged in multiple event projects, with strong emphasis on best practices and decision-making.

  • Management of external partners and vendors expectations for multiple event projects.

  • Budget Management within the online meeting management system, including maintaining receipts, and submitting event expenses both project and personal.

  • Competency of technology tools Word, Excel ,and PowerPoint

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Travel can be up to 40% of the time

Please submit a cover letter and resume when completing your application

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5121