Corporate Events And Marketing Generalist (Independence, OH)


Position/Title: Corporate Events and Marketing Generalist Exempt/Non-Exempt:

Exempt Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Corporate Events and Marketing Generalist serves as the primary implementer and project manages the assigned events for all of Garland Industries. They will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to plan, negotiate contracts, manage projects including developing creative elements needed to execute events for the company and several of its subsidiaries.


  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned events (many times simultaneously) including planning, coordination and execution of the events including: researching and securing event spaces, catering, décor, entertainment, preparing banquet event orders (BEO), transportation as well as applicable promotional materials all while adhering to budgets and timelines, exercising discretion and independent judgment
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems regarding these events up to and through the actual event
  • Supports the Director of Marketing and Communications in all complex, high-profile, large-scale events such as the Annual Sales Conference for the roofing divisions and other major events
  • Ensures the availability of appropriate executives and other key individuals associated with event and responsible for coordinating travel, lodging and expenses for event participants
  • Oversees payment processes for the events budget (invoicing, check requests, wire transfers, and credit card authorizations) to ensure vendors for the events are paid in a timely manner
  • Keeps current with marketing/special events trends, developments and practices by participating in continuing education, professional organizations and seminars; reading current literature; and maintaining professional contacts in the community
  • Develops positive working relationships with vendors including service providers and venues
  • Performs data entry and daily administrative functions as needed
  • Supports Director of Marketing and Communications with special projects as needed
  • Other projects and duties including travel as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in communications, hospitality management, business or a related field is required. Relevant experience, preferably 7 to 10 plus years, in a comparable field. Skills required in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) along with proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite. Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload, project deadlines and possess excellent time management skills. Extensive customer service skills, a high level of professionalism and willingness to handle all planning and administrative details of meetings and events, displaying high energy and a positive attitude at – 2 – all times. The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm. Exceptional attention to detail and first class organizational skills are mandatory. Attitude and spirit are valued and must possess a “do whatever it takes” mentality which includes working independently and cooperatively as a team member, pitching in to help colleagues wherever needed. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to travel both domestically and internationally as necessary, so the ability to travel by plane, operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license are required. Overnight travel may be required.

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