The Associate Manager, Corporate Events is responsible for supporting Keurig Dr Pepper objectives by contributing to the design, development and execution of a variety of corporate events impacting more than 11,000 internal and external customers annually.
Candidates will bring experience in corporate event planning in meetings, incentive and sponsorship events. They will have experience with budget management, event registration software and strong communication and project management skills. This individual will interact with senior leadership and should have a polished professional presence.
This position will also contribute to company growth by participating in the creation of prestigious event programs that are used in brand sponsorships, corporate meetings, sales incentives, trade shows, promotions and customer sweepstakes. The Associate Manager will collaborate, communicate and interact with stakeholders and customers including all levels of corporate management, internal colleagues, bottler partners, brokers, and suppliers to maximize the event execution and effectiveness. This individual will manage and execute all program elements from conception to conclusion using the standardized Keurig Dr Pepper planning documents, while adhering to timeline objectives and maximizing ROI. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated financial budget experience, including management of complex budgets.
The role requires to significantly be customer centric, to have strong organization skills, keen attention to detail, must effectively manage multiple priorities and have the ability to maintain high levels of interpersonal skills to work confidentially. In addition, the role requires high levels of accountability, aggressiveness, adaptability and professionalism.
This role is office based at our Plano, TX headquarters, with 20% travel, including extended overnight stays up to 4-9 days.
Event Planning: Design, develop, and execute sponsorship events, corporate meetings, incentives, special events and trade shows to support Travel and Event Services goals and objectives for assigned events:
Coordinate program elements for assigned corporate events. Participate in teams or as an individual to plan and coordinate: a. Create, produce, and distribute communication pieces associated with the program communications.
Maintain budgets for assigned corporate events: a. Develop and manage budgets for assigned corporate event programs through strategic forecasting and monitoring of all expenditures to fully leverage event potential.
Maintain supplier relationships in support of corporate events. a. Negotiate vendor agreements including hotel contracts, décor providers, ground transportation, merchandise suppliers and other vendors.
Improvement a. Produce “Best in Class” events with constant evaluation and results orientation to drive improvement
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.
Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.