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Event Manager - Ditch Witch

Marketing

Perry, Oklahoma

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Who Are We?

At Ditch Witch inPerry,Oklahomawe pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in the underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in Perry stands out becauseit isa place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because our plant is our community, we see our teammates not only as co-workers but as neighbors and family members.Allour locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world. 

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people

Major Functions

The Events Manager is a critical role for the Ditch Witch organization. They oversee the presentation of the Ditch Witch Division (Ditch Witch, American Augers, Subsite and Trencor brands) at key internal and external events around the world. This key position manages all aspects of company events including trade shows, dealer conferences, equipment seminars and the annual Crescent Club dealer trip. This role provides direction to all company departments that are involved with these events and effectively leads all involved employees to ensure success. The Ditch Witch Division Events Manager manages one direct report – Event Coordinator who also runs the promotional supply program for dealers and factory personnel.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:

  • Oversees all events, tradeshows and special meetings for the Ditch Witch Division. This includes: budgeting, site selection, contract negotiation, registration, marketing materials, hotel and travel accommodations, audio-visual services, exhibits and labor, and post-event activities.

  • Plans and executes virtual events that provide an engaging digital experience for attendees.

  • Works closely with the promotional program for event and tradeshow coordination and giveaways

  • Manages on-site event teams, including internal staff, production staff and other vendor teams.

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with customers, dealers, partners, vendors, and other team members.

  • Leads internal logistics teams involved with every event, tradeshow and meeting.

  • Identifies new business opportunities and prepares budget estimates and written proposals to secure these opportunities.

Conference, Meeting, and Event Management

  • Strategically plan and budget for 5-8 conferences/meetings/events a year.

  • Guide and assist internal teams through the agenda planning process

  • Lead logistics coordination and implementation

  • Site selection and contract negotiation

  • Registration management

  • Written communication announcing conference and meeting details

  • Leads audio-visual team, event site coordinator and other hired vendors on all event details

  • Collaborates with marketing team to ensure all marketing initiatives are met, which could include, but not limited to: product launch/showcase, digital tactics, public relations efforts, brand consistency, dealer organization involvement, etc.

  • Utilize creative agency as needed for creation of event marketing materials and content

  • Reviews and approves all invoices, banquet event orders, etc. to ensure events are within targeted budget

  • Book and manage hotel accommodations for internal staff, dealers, and customers (assist with travel plans, as needed)

Tradeshow Management

  • Strategically plan and budget for 10-15 industry tradeshows a year

  • Manage tradeshow assets and partnership with third-party exhibit company

  • Lead internal teams to establish a show plan that aligns with organizational goals

  • Concept and design tradeshow booths according to established show plan and goals

  • Work with demand planning and sales team to coordinate on-site show equipment

  • Oversees on-site teams during booth set up and tear down

  • Book and manage hotel accommodations for internal staff (as well as dealers and customers as needed)

  • Responsible for staff registration at each show and assists dealers as needed

  • Collaborates with marketing team to ensure all marketing initiatives are met, which could include, but not limited to: product launch/showcase, digital tactics, public relations efforts, dealer organization involvement, promotional gear, etc.

  • Utilize creative agency as needed for creation of event marketing materials and content

  • Reviews and approves all invoices and purchase orders to ensure each show is within targeted budget

  • Stays current on meeting and event trends, including new technology, and contributes creative ideas and solutions.

  • Utilizes a variety of systems, tools, and platforms to accomplish goals.

  • Available for domestic and international travel up to 30%, working outside scheduled hours, including nights and weekends.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality preferred, or other business related fields such as marketing, advertising, or business management.

  • 1-3 years of industry experience preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to lead a diverse team and effectively manage multiple personality types.

  • Must be exceptionally detail-oriented with a strong ability to manage multiple, overlapping deadlines for up to 25 annual events.

  • Strong planning, organizational, communication and presentation skills are a must.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile to help the company succeed and bring all Ditch Witch event efforts to a new level.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office required, and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

What Can We Give You?   

At Ditch Witch, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits – Ditch Witch offers employees at our Perry, OK location a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, office-plant blended environment.

Wellness - In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health, financial health, and other types of resources to every full-time employee.

Growth Opportunities – TTC prides itself on giving our employees the chance to grow their careers. Tuition reimbursement, opportunities to move into new areas of interest, and promotion opportunities are a few examples. 

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app.

At The Toro Company, we are committed to fostering a secure and trustworthy recruitment process for our applicants. Recruitment fraud is a potential threat to job seekers, so please be aware that throughout our recruitment process, you’ll never be required to pay any fees or disclose personal financial details when applying to TTC opportunities.  

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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