Current Openings

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding. These are the type of career opportunities Marketplace Events offers to our team members. If you thrive in an environment that encourages accountability, creativity, teamwork, relationship building, customer service and sales and marketing excellence, we encourage you to explore becoming a member of our passionate team.

Marketplace Events is committed to its vision and values. As an employer, we support employees in finding a work/life balance and recognize the importance of a vibrant and dynamic work environment. We are proud that in our 2022 Annual Employee Survey 86% of our employees felt engaged in their work vs. the national US average of only 36% (Gallup research) and most important to us, that 99% said they are proud to work for Marketplace Events and 99% said the work they do is meaningful to them.

If you wish to apply for any of the positions below and are interested in joining this type of organization, please forward your application to the HR department by emailing careers@mpeshows.com unless otherwise stated.


EXHIBIT SALES CONSULTANT

 


Current Inside Sales Opening In: Atlanta, GA

This is a remote position working from home. Do you have an eye for style and love to shop at boutiques? If so, our team is looking for top talent in the Atlanta market to work remotely 90% of the time and onsite at shows 10% of the time. We provide you your own territory along with a robust customer base. Selling exhibit space for our premier holiday shows to businesses in the apparel & accessories, boutique, holiday décor, food and artisan industries is your primary responsibility. We are proud to offer the highest quality holiday shows in the market to top-tier companies. This position is responsible for selling exhibit space via telephone for our Holiday Boutiques in Atlanta, Des Moines, and Kansas City. If you have a hunter mentality and are driven to make things happen, this is the job for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Sell exhibit space in home show(s) via outbound telephone calls
  • Sell add-on advertising/marketing opportunities to your customers
  • Make 50-60 sales calls per day to current and prospective clients
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Work in CRM program; every sales conversation to be documented and all information to be complete/detailed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent service
  • Through use of our consumer research, understand our attendee demographic and use this information to help sell in the right exhibitors, as well as help our exhibitors do an optimum job reaching their customers
  • Constantly seek out leads for potential exhibitors from every possible source such as advertisements in other media, internet sources, competitive shows, exhibitors from other Marketplace Events shows, association members, etc.
  • Constantly build and maintain sales database utilizing existing processes/guidelines for documenting records
  • Join relevant professional associations, regularly attend meetings and network with your membership
  • Attend all appropriate competitive shows/events and follow-up on leads immediately
  • Source local sponsorship leads
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information
  • Attend weekly video chats with manager and team, attend occasional in-person meetings with manager, team and/or clients, and attend annual in-person company meeting
  • Provide onsite floor management in-person at the show and assist show management with the coordination of the move-in/move-out of the show
  • Bring personal energy, enthusiasm and flair as a member of the sales team, willing to put in whatever hours are necessary to get the job done
  • Ensure all contracts are signed and space is paid in full on time
  • Collection calls as needed
  • Travel to company meetings, shows and training
  • Other duties as required

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
  • 2+ year of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • College degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentation skills required
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and stress management skills
  • Experience in events including home shows is a plus!
BENEFITS:
  • Competitive base salary + monthly commission
  • Sponsorship Sales Commission
  • Subsidized health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k plan with 3% employer match
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Flexible remote work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
This position reports to the Show Manager.

To apply for these opportunities, please submit your cover letter and resume to Terri Higgins, VP, Human Resources at careers@mpeshows.com  

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined

 


 

MARKETING COORDINATOR

 


Current Opening In: Minneapolis or Denver

This is a remote position working from home. Marketing Coordinator for US Consumer Marketing will report to the Marketing Director, US and will be directly responsible for managing and updating all research data and ticket information for approximately 60 home and holiday shows, as well as assisting the department with contracts, partnerships, invoices, ticket sites and standard creative. This position is fast-paced with multiple job responsibilities and functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage consumer surveys and compile all post-show information.
  • Gather and compile research data across consumer, exhibitor and digital marketing for all North America, highlighting benchmark and any key learnings.
  • Manage daily deals, including creating schedule, reviewing deal previews and providing recap.
  • Work with ticket provider and show teams on all ticket sites, create online ticket reporting for executives and assist show teams with promo code generation and activation as necessary.
  • Manage standard creative, including ticket banners, web site banners, exhibitor badges, posters, and admission passes along with design team.
  • Oversee TV production scheduling and planning with internal teams, voiceover talent, audio production and TV production agencies for all shows.
  • Work with creative team and outside vendors on various direct-mail marketing pieces for consumers.
  • Research and assist with ticketing partnerships across key shows in conjunction with show teams and marketing managers.
  • Create and file agency and celebrity contracts, and gather celebrity images, bios and W9s.
  • Process department invoices.
  • Manage cross-department communication and projects.
  • Assist marketing team with portfolio-wide partner projects, including agency and non-profit organizations. 
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
  • 1-3 years of proven experience within a marketing environment; preferably with an advertising agency or consumer-related products/services
  • Proven proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills – internally and externally
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize various tasks/projects to ensure their timely and accurate completion
  • Experience with communicating with multiple persons across departments on single project
  • Superior communication skills – both oral and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with basic financial data compilation 
  • Ability to work with outside vendors as well as internal team members throughout U.S. and Canada
  • Ability to travel approx. 3 times a year for marketing and corporate meetings
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and stress management skills
  • Experience in events including home shows is a plus!
BENEFITS:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Subsidized health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k plan with 3% employer match
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Flexible remote work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
This position reports to the Marketing Director, U.S.

To apply for these opportunities, please submit your cover letter and resume to Terri Higgins, VP, Human Resources at careers@mpeshows.com  

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined

 


 

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