Trade Show Coordinator and Event Planner - North America
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Leading to better.
Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!
Leading to better, together.
Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:
â€¢Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
â€¢Empowering our people
â€¢Promoting diverse thinking
â€¢Investing in innovation
â€¢Acting on sustainability
â€¢Embracing our differences
Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Description and Responsibilities
The Trade Show Coordinator and Planner for North America supports the regionâ€™s business priorities by providing support for corporate trade shows to ensure all aspects are run smoothly. Your passion is to deliver a best-in-class trade show experience for current and future customers through cross collaboration with internal teams about messaging and marketing and event trade show logistics. To be successful in this role, you should have hands-on experience in trade show coordination or events. This position will report directly into the Digital Director for the North American region.
Coordination of all trade show logistics including booking booth and booth supplies, creation of registration badges, managing housing, packing and sending exhibition material to and from the event
Works along-side sales and marketing teams to execute the overarching strategy, message and execution plan
Coordinate all food and beverage concepts for each show with R&D to ensure that concepts are reflective of the show messaging
Acts as a project coordinator for all trade shows through maintaining a project plan and overseeing the required resources are available
Facilitate booth staff schedules and training
Manage sponsorship and trade show schedules including working with marketing, sales, R&D and other internal stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met
Travel to and support onsite execution and management of trade shows including show set-up and take down
Ensure processing of show leads
Knowledge of / staying up to date on competitive positioning in the food space in order to differentiate Kerry from its competitors
Collaborates with the digital and graphics teams on trade show collateral and digital marketing efforts
Coordinate Strategic Growth Initiative Event Planning, (e.g. Kerry Commercial Leadership Conference)
Ability to work in a fast paced environment across various business units while juggling multiple deadlines
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with an ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Bachelors in Marketing or similar degree, or equivalent experience
Ability to travel to events. Travel will be scheduled in advance
Knowledge of food industry is a plus
1-2 years experience in trade show or event management would be a plus