Trade Events Specialist

Job Title: Trade Events Specialist
Type: Contract Assignment
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 months
Location: hybrid - Dallas TX
Pay Rate - $25/hr
Job Description:
  • The primary responsibilities will be to work with the Eyecare/Eyewear brand stakeholders and service teams to support various initiatives including planning, brand presence, and activations of our large industry tradeshows.
  • They will also interact with the general Community Marketing team and help with general day-to-day marketing activities.
  • May be required to travel to show sites
  • Excel and PowerPoint, Event Planning
  • Detailed Orientated
  • Project Management
  • Years of Experience: 3-5 years
  • Three major trade events coming up - SECO, Vision Expo East, and Vision Source Exchange
Duties AND Responsibilities:
• Lead the budget tracking for the major US industry tradeshows
• Work with the agency and brand partners to successfully plan for and execute events, including vendor set-up and payment, ordering, shipping, and activation
• Effectively communicate with brand partners, event organizers, Eyecare and Eyewear brands and service teams
• Responsible for working with the brand teams for the development/approval of all messaging, graphics, and digital assets to be used at the event
• Managing our internal event tracker and timeline for accurate information for planning and reporting purposes
• Assists with presentation development, research and forecasting
• Coordinate and track all shipments to the major tradeshows
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in business or marketing
• 4+ years of experience in marketing or events.
• Must be highly responsible, a self-starter, and accountable for managing their time and responsibilities while spending time both in the office and on the road.
• High level of organization and coordination capabilities including managing orders, calendars, budgets, and event logistics
• Deep understanding of Community relationships and brand authenticity