Event Planner

Location
San Diego, CA
Posted
May 07, 2022
Ref
4495101004
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Contract

The Event Planner role will be responsible for supporting the Element Biosciences commercial team across a range of event needs. The ideal candidate is someone who is looking for an opportunity in a fast-paced start-up with exposure to an array of business leaders and projects.

You will:

  • Develop and execute national and regional conference strategies and sponsorships in conjunction with working closely with sales and marketing counterparts.
  • Drive event execution, including coordinating with agencies and production partners as needed.
  • Organize the logistics for advisory board meetings, educational events, and ancillary events during conferences.
  • Own event calendar, project plans and budget for exhibiting, speaking, registration, and more.
  • Partner with product marketing and product strategy to develop themes, strategy and content for events.
  • Drive logistics for all events, including contract negotiations, guest lists, venue preparation, presentation materials, security, catering, entertainment, transportation, equipment, decor, and marketing materials.
  • Make site visits and lead pre-event meetings when necessary to help staff make decisions about event design.
  • Work with communications to ensure optimal messaging and publicity across PR, internal and external comms.
  • Comply with legal, insurance, health, brand, and regulations at all times.


Your background should include:

  • 3+ years of conference and events management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Broadcast/Journalism, or a related subject area is preferred.
  • Experience planning events for healthcare/biotech/pharma/diagnostics companies.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Highly collaborative, as this role supports various internal customers and requires getting consensus from key partners.
  • Passion for creating a friendly, easy, and pleasant experience for all customers.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel for key conferences and events (up to 25%).