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Senior Events Manager

by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2023
Digital Extremes

Job Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Senior Events Manager is responsible for setting Digital Extremes’ (DE) event strategy, executing events, and facilitating long-term event planning. You will find creative ways to integrate events into DE’s marketing strategy and exemplify DE game brands through your event leadership.


Your exceptional organizational skills help make our events the talk of the town. You are a team player who is capable of handling last minute changes and is ready to tackle the unexpected.  

We have one of the most passionate player communities in the industry and a pillar of our success has been to focus on forging meaningful, personal relationships among our players, developers and gamers everywhere - your efforts across events are some of the important tools we will use to achieve that vision.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaborate with the Product Marketing Team and Community/LiveOps Producer to conceive, plan and execute events for our players
  • Build strong relationships with event organizers at key industry events as well as with gaming-related third-parties  to maximize potential event opportunities and sponsorships
  • Manage all elements of DE event experiences, including researching and securing locations, room set-up, audio/visual needs, food and beverage, etc.
  • Collaborate with the team to forecast budgets and event expectations based on estimated event attendees and cultural trends
  • Coordinates logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support and pre- and post-event evaluations
  • Build out a calendar and brand portfolio for events
  • Analyze and produce event post-mortem reports for internal key stakeholders with recommendations and key-learnings for improvements from year to year
  • Work with multiple departments to create high quality, consistent branding materials for events
  • Provide on-site support at events, including set-up and tear-down, troubleshooting, and if needed, event documentation through photo and video
  • Participate in required staff calls, meetings, and travel as needed
  • Source and manage the creation of event promotional items
  • Proactively research future projects, events, vendors, quality samples, and build prototypes
  • Maintain and build relationships with vendors and fulfillment companies
  • Operate effectively as an event expert, mentor, guide, coach and provide feedback
  • Gain the confidence, trust and respect from other teams through effective communication, constructive feedback and fair and objective treatment of the team
  • Build a respectful, objective, encouraging atmosphere for ideas and creativity
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management, Retail Management or related field required
  • 5+ years experience in small and large-scale event planning and strong understanding of required lead times
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proactive, humble, driven, self-directed and project execution master; never content with status quo; always eager to get the job done and done in an exemplary way; works through admitted mistakes to continually improve
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be very comfortable with data analysis and creation of meaningful KPIs reporting
  • Ability to leverage metrics and stats to make well-informed decisions, and reinforce marketing instincts with meticulous analysis and research; ability to use data to build business cases with a focus on KPIs
  • Positive “can-do” and team spirited attitude with the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to work some early morning, evenings, and/or weekend events as needed
  • Demonstrable passion for video games and game culture
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite & Google Workspace
  • Able to travel up to 25% of annual work year domestically and international to manage events
ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II.
The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™.

For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support
  • Work-life balance fitness subsidies
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at DE
  • Virtual events such as team building exercises, Games night, Live band performances, Adult and separate children’s holiday and summer parties for global teams!
JOIN US
 

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.

Please apply for this opportunity directly through our website: 
https://can63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/digitalextremes/Site/DEAPPLY/Posting/View/201
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