Overview

We are actively looking for a corporate Event Manager with a strong background in producing in-person and virtual events, managing third party conference sponsorships, and collaborating with a global team.  In this role, you will be responsible for building, planning and executing extraordinary marketing events; targeting prospects and existing customers; directly contributing to the success of the sales team’s pipeline goals. This role will involve daily interaction with cross-functional stakeholders located around the world, and requires a combination of strong planning, organizational, communication, and execution skills. Deep understanding of the EMEA region and willingness to travel is critical. Open source or developer marketing experience a bonus.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee end to end management of Grafana -hosted events, from site visits to post-event activities
  • Stay on top of budgets, timelines, and tactical details to meet event priorities agreed upon with your manager
  • Work collaboratively with all areas of marketing, engineering, sales, finance, and legal to execute effective marketing events
  • Liaise with global team, occasionally taking calls outside of typical EMEA working hours
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders and event speakers, both internal and external

Requirements:

  • 2 – 4+ years of experience in event management (executing your own events + sponsorship management) without third party agency assistance
  • End to end project management experience
  • Audio/visual and vendor management experience
  • Knowledge of cultural differences across EMEA
  • Ability to lift more than 11 kg of event supplies if needed

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), ability to effectively navigate conversations with cross functional stakeholders
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time as restrictions lift around the world
  • Drive to deliver a certain standard of excellence in all programs you produce and manage
  • Project management skills, ability to stay on top of deadlines, and not let anything fall through the cracks
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to view events from the attendee perspective
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty and be directly responsible for many aspects of the events you manage
  • SFDC experience a plus
About Grafana Labs: There are more than 700,000 active installations of Grafana around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a SpaceX launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps companies including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay manage their observability strategies with full-stack offerings that can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include two other open-source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs) and Grafana Tempo (for traces).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
A note about covid-19: All Grafanistas who wish to attend in-person events or travel for Grafana Labs must be fully-vaccinated.

Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

We will recruit, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different and unique. We believe that equality and diversity builds a strong organisation and we’re working hard to make sure that’s the foundation of our organisation as we grow.