ADS Tactical
  • Marketing
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vacation, 401(k), Super Fun & Engaging Work Environment!


ADS is a team of solutions-driven professionals, veterans, and retired government personnel driven by core values and one purpose – to solve our customer's challenges through unmatched knowledge of suppliers, products, procurement, budget processes, supply chain management, and logistics.

We are seeking a Trade Show Manager to work directly with ADS Sales representatives to coordinate all upcoming events, and trade shows, as well as corporate events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage preparation, coordination, and logistics of ADS Warrior Expo and ad hoc corporate events.
  • Manage company's trade show program, including:
    • Pre-show planning
    • Invitations and targeted marketing campaigns
    • Booth reservations, contracts and other paperwork
    • Exhibit inventory, maintenance and repairs
    • Inbound/outbound shipment logistics
  • Attend and provide onsite support for select trade shows and events.
  • Train sales staff on trade show tools, processes and best practices
  • Maintain up-to-date, internally visible corporate trade show calendar
  • Assist with booking/coordinating hotel room blocks
  • Incorporate strategic messaging into trade show exhibits
  • Manage trade show lead collection, management and reporting
  • Identify and implement ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of corporate trade show program
  • Manage corporate trade show budget
  • Other projects and support as needed

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in marketing, or equivalent trade show management certifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in trade show management/coordination
  • Flexibility in work schedule and ability to travel (sometimes with limited notice) up to 50%
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to multi-task candidates will be asked to give detailed examples of this skill and their experience exhibiting it
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential writing sample will be requested
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient with the following software:
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Salesforce CRM
    • Expocad (or other web-based floor plan design/management solutions)
    • Akkroo (or other mobile lead collection solutions)
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting requests and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be able to adapt to ever-changing circumstances
  • Must be able to think and overcome challenges creatively
  • Strong, friendly interpersonal skills
  • Some experience and understanding of current social media tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube

 

ADS believes that a diverse work environment leads to bigger thinking and more creative solutions to our customers problems and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identification, national origin or any other legally protected characteristic. We strive to represent our community with a workforce diverse in gender and ethnicity. We actively seek out veterans and the disabled for opportunities at ADS.

 

 





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