Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Festo Events Marketing Intern Opportunities 2019

A vacancy exists for Marketing Co-ordinator internship with a focus on events.

a. Key accountability
The Events Marketing Coordinator oversees the planning, implementation and execution of conferences, meetings, seminars, and other events in-line with budgetary requirements, marketing strategies and the Festo brand.
b. Summary of job contents
• Assist with compiling annual plan, budget and schedules for events for the year.
• Provide accurate reports and analysis to demonstrate effective return on investment (ROI) and manage KPIs (key performance indicators) for events. Make recommendations for improvement based on results.
• Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
• Manage the event database, capture leads and assist with lead generation activities and follow-ups for events.
• Responsible for all event related activities associated with campaigns & customer events in support of Marketing Product Manager and sales activities.
• Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help management make decisions about event possibilities.
• Brief stand builders on company requirements and provide outline/examples for stand designs.
• Negotiate with event suppliers (for space contracts, book event space, etc.) to achieve the best placement/pricing for Festo.
• Coordinate on-site arrangements for all meetings and events: arrange food and beverages, order supplies and audio-visual equipment, ensure appropriate d├ęcor, etc.
• Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
• Assist with managing on-site production and clean up for events as necessary.
• Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
• Co-ordinate product displays for events (booking, setting up, transporting, etc.).
• Co-ordinate staff & external supplier participation for events. Send out relevant
information details prior to event. Conduct on-site meetings.
• Communicate event benefits and activities by conducting training for all staff involved in an event.
• Co-ordinate travel for staff for events.
• Keep track of event finances including invoicing, and reporting.
• Complete stand-breakdown after each event.
• Conduct post-show event meetings with relevant stakeholders.
• Work with the digital and graphic co-ordinators to create event-related content (copy, images, graphics, video, content etc.) to generate pre- and post-show publicity across various platforms (Website, social media platforms, industry publications, etc.).
• Assist distributors/ resellers with implementing the proper Festo brand/CI for their events when required.
• Work with the graphic co-ordinator to source appropriate imagery from internal and external databases for event requirements.
• Contribute to company and industry blogs.
• Manage the Expotainer and Eduvan (vehicle & equipment booking, accommodation booking, driver co-ordination and management, etc.).
• Assist with the co-ordination and management of demonstration case bookings.
• Manage all sponsorships and donations in-line with budgetary requirements.
• Keep up to date with current event trends.
• Assist with general marketing co-ordination support for internal and external stakeholders when required.

1. Qualifications/Requirements/experience

  • BCom Digital Marketing Degree/equivalent or other relevant tertiary qualification (i.e. IMM, Vega, etc.) Short course on event management will be an advantage.

  • Experience using Survey Monkey and Mailchimp. MS Office package including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook essential Knowledge of design packages an advantage (i.e. Photoshop, Adobe Editor)
  • Previous experience with SharePoint and SAP an advantage Excellent communication skills (fluent in English. Afrikaans is an advantage) Enthusiastic team player 
  • Professional business nature 
  • Ability to work without direct supervision 
  • High level of integrity and work ethic 
  • Ability to work under pressure

Minimum 2 years’ experience in events management Strong understanding of event marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.

Salary R7000.00 per month

Application closing date 08 March 2019

Application email Email CV’s, matric certificate and transcripts to Lumka.skosana@festo.com.

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