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Aspen Technology, Inc. Manager, Events in Bedford, Massachusetts

The driving force behind our success has always been the people of AspenTech. What drives us, is our aspiration, our desire and ambition to keep pushing the envelope, overcoming any hurdle, challenging the status quo to continually find a better way. You will experience these qualities of passion, pride and aspiration in many ways — from a rich set of career development programs to support of community service projects to social events that foster fun and relationship building across our global community.

The Role

The position will report directly to our Director, Corporate Events and Field Marketing for North and Latin America, collaborating with senior leaders across the company to scope, plan and execute customer facing events. This will include managing all logistics and planning from inception to completion including site selection, contract negotiation, F&B, space planning and budget management. This role interacts with all levels of the organization as well as outside vendors.

Your Impact

  • Directly managing and executing AspenTech hosted events as well as participation in major conferences, meetings, trade-shows and sponsorship's.

  • Ensuring that event branding and messaging is clear, consistent align with strategic objectives of AspenTech

  • Preparing and managing budgets to achieve operational efficiencies and deliver projects within agreed timeline and budgets

  • Making strategic recommendations

  • Negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendor relationships including RFP, site visit, contracts, purchase requests and purchase orders, and payment

  • Managing vendors onsite (e.g. venues, AV, service providers, catering, promotions, printing, shipping, exhibit house etc.)

  • Managing and executing food & beverage, housing, transportation, signage, security, audio visual, contract negotiations and registration

  • Setting up and managing event registration systems, including working with finance for payment terms and collections, printing, onsite badging, and onsite vendor management

  • Working with cross-functional teams to make improvements and share/receive best practices with internal team members and event vendors

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, or related field

  • 7-10 years’ experience with event management

  • Certified Meeting Professional designation (CMP) desired

  • Proven success in partnering with sales, product/industry marketing, programs, and others to deliver high quality programs

  • Experience using CVENT, eTouches, Salesforce, Eloqua or similar event managements

  • Demonstrated success in project management across functional teams

  • Ability to effectively multitask and manage several initiatives at once

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Proven success in managing budgets

  • Position requires 15-20% travel

While our impact on the world is big, we offer many of the advantages of a smaller organization. Every employee has a real opportunity to make important contributions that directly benefit our customers and drive our success.

AspenTech is thriving, thanks to our relentless focus on innovation and the dedication of our team of world-class experts who speak more than 10 languages and work in 30 different offices worldwide.

AspenTech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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