• Contract Events Director

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  • Overview

    IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm operating in over 110 countries worldwide. Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future.


    IDC is currently seeking a Contract Events Director for a 5-month assignment. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of corporate meeting and event planning experience.


    This individual should be extremely self-motivated, driven, committed and a dedicated team player with the flexibility to manage many types of programs with different client personalities.

    This individual will also have the ability to work independently on a variety of programs with a working knowledge of budgeting, contracting, planning and financial process.


    The assignment is from October 15, 2018 to March 26, 2019.

    Oct. 15 - Dec. 31: 22.5 hours per week
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 26: 30 hours per week


    The position is based in Framingham, MA, but the individual could work remotely part of the time, less so as the dates get closer.


    The events take place in Santa Clara, CA on March 5, 2019 and in Boston on March 12, 2019.


    The individual would be hired through IDC's contingent staff vendor, ZeroChaos, as a W2 employee.


    • Full service pre-event planning and on-site management
    • Venue contract negotiation and management
    • Communication with clients at all levels of organizations
    • Menu and décor planning
    • Liaison to multiple vendors
    • AV/Production liaison
    • Attendee registration
    • Oversight of presentation slides, speech coaching
    • Rooming list management
    • Transportation/Manifest management
    • Other Vendor sourcing and contract negotiation
    • On-site operation including staff and venue management
    • Client experience and event evaluation management
    • Pre and post event budget planning and reconciliation
    • Leadership and oversight of all aspects of event marketing, communication and retention efforts
    • Experience managing events of 1,000+ attendees as well as smaller executive events



    • Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent experience, and effective, professional business communication skills are required. 
    • Exposure to and understanding of the IT Industry is preferred. 
    • Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in the MS Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
    • Ability to travel to support the events in Santa Clara, CA, and Boston, MA.


    About IDC:  International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.


    IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.





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