Event Specialist - Team Microsoft, Toronto, Ontario

Agency Wunderman Thompson
Created 11/09/2023
Reference 7014055002
Category Client Services
Location Canada
State Ontario
City Toronto
Who we are: At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for: Wunderman Thompson is looking for a Bilingual Event Specialist to join our Team Microsoft. We are a global agency of record for Microsoft and drive marketing management for key marketing disciplines. Supporting Microsoft's Central Marketing Organization in Americas (Canada, USA and Latin America), and working closely with client partners, you will coordinate and execute virtual events, showcase performance, and implement efficiencies. Candidates must be fluent in French & English. What you'll do:
  • Collaborate | Partner with the Communication & Marketing Organization (CMO) and the Integrated Marketing Managers to build programs to enhance customer experience. Work with the analytics team to showcase event performance.
  • Client | Ensure all events align with client strategy. Obtain event measurement requirements and communicate to event set-up and measurement resources. Become an expert on client platforms and tools.
  • Organize | Track project plans and ensure all stakeholders stay accountable to the approved schedule. Provide operational support for events before, during and after. Validate strategy, marketing goals, measurements, and target audience. Align budgets and timing expectations. Confirm agenda, speakers, and content. Improve the efficiency of event execution. Collect and document insights for future events.
Who you are:
  • A builder | Ability to bring people and processes together. Bring projects from unknowns to clarity. Update priorities and pivot accordingly.
  • Agile | A get-things-done attitude. You dig in and figure out how to work around problems. You anticipate requirements and manage expectations. You place an importance on the details.
  • Collaborative | Cultivate trust with clients and set expectations. Work well with cross-discipline teams.
What you'll need:
  • 2 to 3 years of event planning experience; in-person and virtual events.
  • English and French fluency required.
  • Experience writing and presenting points of view to support recommendations.
  • Experience in relationship management, cross-group collaboration, and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft brand and products an asset.
What we offer:
  • Passionate, driven people | We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.
  • Consciously cultivated culture | We aim to embody the behaviours to build an inclusive community that is in it together, bringing both positivity and active listening into the workplace as we simultaneously strive to empower creative bravery.
  • Competitive benefits | What we offer full time hires ranges from the full spectrum of group health coverage options (medical, dental, vision) and a variety of paid time off offerings that reflect our investment in all aspects of your overall life balance and wellness.
  • Growth-minded opportunities | We aim to nurture a culture of real-time feedback, growth-oriented mindset, and plenty of training opportunities through Wunderman Thompson and WPP, so you can continue to grow personally and professionally.

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