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Facebook Events Manager, India in Gurgaon, India

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking an Event Manager to join our India Marketing - Events team. We’re looking for someone who can deliver world class Marketing events, from helping to drive strategy of integrated plans, project and partner management, all the way to execution and delivery.

The role will work closely with the Creative X, Events & Experiences team - regional event managers, internal partners, and Facebook's suppliers to flawlessly execute events on behalf of Facebook Inc and associated family of brands. The role will lead key events from start to finish, which includes: sourcing and management of event agencies, venues, caterers, and production vendors; accurately forecast needs and manage event budgets for promotional materials, catering, venues, and other event production needs; maintaining event registration lists and attendee communication; route invoices and record payments accurately into budget trackers; coordinating on-site vendors; ensure partners’ needs are met throughout the entire event lifecycle.

You must be creative, with an amazing eye for detail and be able to get up to speed quickly. You must be a clear communicator, with the ability to speak on behalf of the event industry and our discipline to always ensure to protect the company and brand’s best interest.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner cross-functionally with Consumer Marketing, Platform partnerships,Communications, Policy, Sales, Marketing and Product teams to project-manage event programs for Facebook

  2. Drive planning and help initiate processes that will enable successful and scalable programs

  3. Be a team player that is willing to build out processes internally and cross-functionally that will ensure the success of our events

  4. Experienced to handle a team of contract workers, as and when required, to support on event production and project management

  5. Drive negotiations and project management of critical events and deliver flawless event design and execution

  6. Maintain accuracy and accountability of event budget, manage final billing and reconciliation, evaluate results against goals, deliver wrap-up reports, and generate learnings for improvement

  7. Proven experience in effective communications, consumer and client relations, and management

  8. Frequent travel required throughout India and occasional travel to other countries within the region

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 8+ years of experience in a similar role preferred - ideally mix of agency and client side experience in this field

  2. Vendor management, project management and decision-making skills

  3. Excellent eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners

  4. Ability to work collaboratively and multi-task

  5. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

  6. Proven track record of working with executive level stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in events in India, tech event experience preferred

Industry: Internet

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