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Senior Events Manager

Location: Pleasanton, CA
Posted On: 01/19/2023
Requirement Code: 62385
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About the Team
This Contingent Worker position reports to the Senior Manager, Employee Events/Programs, and is part of the People Xcelerator team within People & Purpose. This team is responsible for creating remarkable experiences across Workday's global office footprint.
About the Role
Roles & Responsibilities:
Employee Event Planning: Design, plan, and lead employee events for Workday employees. Events will occur primarily within the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes managing and executing on a strategic campaign calendar aimed to connect, celebrate, and inspire employees across in-person, virtual, and hybrid work environments. Events range in size from hundreds of employees to thousands of employees. Sample events:
Employee socials and meet ups
Food festivals and/or concerts at our large office locations
Wellbeing-related events
Vendor Management: Partner with external event planning agencies to deliver large events.
Communications & Storytelling: Develop and execute communication plans for program initiatives, campaigns, and events to inspire employee engagement and highlight community impact through internal channels (e.g., Slack, Intranet, email, presentations) and external channels (large-scale events & activations). Partner with the internal communications team to execute against plans for our largest events.
About You
The ideal candidate has:
At least 6-8 years of professional experience and success in event planning, event production, or event management roles.
A proven track record of building trusted partnerships across the business and with external vendors; strong interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills.
Experience in communications (e.g, copywriting, public relations, internal communications, or marketing), and ability to effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the company, ranging from recent graduates to executives, and from 1:1 conversations to large-scale presentations.
An ability to think clearly when navigating ambiguity and solving challenges; capacity to hold self accountable to produce on deadlines; attention to detail.
A passion for creating and sustaining a remarkable workplace culture and experience.