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Manager Industry Events and Trade Shows

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Cox Automotive, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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Manager, Industry Events and Trade Shows','1719766','','Cox Automotive','!*!Cox Automotive is hiring a Manager, Industry Events and Trade Shows.  The Manager, Industry Events & Trade Shows will manage a high-impact and strategic sponsorship, thought leadership and exhibit presence for Cox Automotive at industry events and trade shows. This individual will support the integration of assigned brands at industry events and partner with team leadership and brand counterparts to deliver superior client experiences in the industry, driving cross-brand solution adoption and achieving stated event goals and objectives.

Key functions will include execution of sponsorship assets, event reporting & analysis, vendor management, execution of lead driving programs and thought leadership opportunities coupled with cutting-edge activation tactics. This position will work closely with stakeholders across the organization, including enterprise sales, marketing and product departments, to ensure alignment of approach at all events.

The successful candidate will have a proactive and self-directed approach to managing multiple projects, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated excellence in driving project results in a client-centric fashion and the ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

A strong background in trade shows, exhibit/event management and experience in the automotive industry is preferred.

Specific Responsiblities:

Support Cox Automotive and Solutions Group negotiations at industry events and trade shows, in collaboration with key stakeholders and team members.

Advance operational efficiency through collaboration, and identify opportunities for cost savings and process enhancements, including calendar management, budget management and reporting.

Assist in the development and management of select day-to-day relationships with event organizers and association partners.

Work with appropriate internal stakeholders (Executive Team, Sales, Marketing, Product) to develop and execute an overall industry event & trade show strategy for Cox Automotive.

Support the development of the sponsorship presence and strategic execution for assigned Solutions Group(s) at all Industry Event activities.  Key events may include but will not be limited to the following:

NADA Convention

NIADA Convention

NABD Buy Here Pay Here Conferences

Digital Dealer Conferences (Spring & Fall)

Used Car Week / NAAA

Automotive News Industry Events

Specialty and Credit Events

Independent State & Metro Association Events

Build, maintain, and leverage cross-departmental and company relationships to actively identify and address opportunities that contribute to increased business results.

Partner with Marketing counterparts to support and execute thought leadership and speaking engagement opportunities at all industry events, including content development and speaker support.

Actively engage and support change and innovation by communicating the future-state, trying new approaches and collaborating with others to make industry events & trade show change successful.

Support onsite training plans for Tier 1 & 2 industry events and trade shows, in collaboration with internal learning and training partners.

Effectively communicate and engage internal and external agency/vendor resources and relationships (Creative Studios, External Exhibit House, Video and Survey Vendors).

Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, including occasional weekend travel for events.','','','!*!

5 years of progressive experience in Marketing, preferably within the event, trade show, automotive, media or technology industries.

Demonstrated experience producing high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Ability to identify, define, and adjust processes, as needed, to improve department function and business results.

Strong client focus, including the ability to think in terms of the end-user perspective.

Proven experience executing in high-energy, high-change culture. 

Strong command of MS Word, Power Point and Excel.

Strong production-based and/or event-based project management skills; detail- and results-oriented.

Clear understanding of and ability to effectively communicate deadlines.

Ability to drive results in a high-growth matrixed organization.

Exceptional communication, presentation and problem solving skills.

Strong project management skills; detail and results-oriented.

Outstanding team player and relationship builder.

Undergraduate Degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related field required.','!*!About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit Cox Enterprises and its

subsidiary companies are Equal Opportunity employers – M/F/Vets/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without

regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,

gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.','Cox Automotive','US-GA-Atlanta-3003 Summit Blvd','','Regular','Manager/Senior Manager','Day Job','','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Manager, Industry Events and Trade Shows

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Cox Automotive, Inc.
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Company Profile
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands that together provide end-to-end digital marketing, wholesale and commerce solutions for customers large and small. Our goal is to simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximize value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.

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