Director, Corporate Events Remote, Americas

Company: GitLab

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

As the Director of Corporate Events, you'll strategize, organize and execute internal and external events on behalf of GitLab. You'll also lead, hire, and mentor a global team of events team members. In this role, you'll report directly into the VP of Integrated Marketing. 

What you'll do in this role 

  • Drives the development of the overall event marketing strategy for GitLab, communicating and championing the approach to senior leadership, cross-org and to their team.
  • Lead planning and production for large scale 1st and 3rd party events, including project management, designing and delivering the event experience.
  • Coach, develop and  mentor a high-performing team of event specialists and production teams, in addition to cross-functional contributors to achieve the highest level of execution.
  • Manage the corporate events budget, including sponsorship, event booth execution and experience, while balancing ROI and aligning spend to strategic goals.
  • Negotiate and proactively secure opportunities for GitLab to fully leverage our investment and presence in key industry events and moments.
  • Elevate the event experience to differentiate GitLab and engage customers and prospects.
  • Support team with on-site execution and management, including staffing and resourcing.
  • Own and deliver reporting analysis on performance and business impact.
  • Extensive experience in managing large scale, B2B events client-side or in-house.
  • Strong relationship builder, ability to lead cross-functional contributors, in addition to direct reports.
  • Collaborative and transparent communicator at all levels of organization, including managing conflict and challenging conversations.
  • Track record of empowering team to achieve high level of execution and supporting individuals personal development.
  • Equally comfortable and extensive experience with core event logistics and managing complex event programs and related decision-making.
  • Skilled at delivering creative and innovative experiential elements that are authentic to the organization and support overall messaging.

Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

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The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $128,000-$204,000 plus bonus for Colorado residents and $128,000-$228,000 plus bonus for New York and New Jersey residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. 

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