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DAT Freight & Analytics
World’s Largest Freight Marketplace & Information Provider
Denver, CO

Senior Event Manager at DAT (Greater Denver Area, CO)

| Greater Denver Area
Employer Provided Salary: $100,000 Annually
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About DAT

DAT is an award-winning employer of choice and a next-generation SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in transportation supply chain logistics for 44 years. We continue to transform the industry year over year, by deploying a suite of software solutions to millions of customers every day - customers who depend on DAT for the most relevant data and most accurate insights to help them make smarter business decisions and run their companies more profitably. We operate the largest marketplace of its kind in North America, with 227 million freight posts in 2021, and a database of $126 billion of annual global shipment market transaction data. DAT is headquartered in Denver, CO. We have a second campus in the Portland, OR area, where we got our start four decades ago, and we have additional offices in Springfield, MO and Bangalore, India. For additional information, see www.DAT.com/company.


The Opportunity

DAT is seeking a full-time Senior Event Manager to join our exceptional Marketing team in our Denver, CO office.  

The Senior Event Manager works closely with teams across the company to develop, plan and implement approximately 5 major DAT-owned signature events and oversee the overall strategy for those, and up to 20 additional trade shows annually.  This includes overall strategic approach, budgeting, logistics and execution for large multi-segment, multi-brand trade shows as well as customer meetings, sponsorships, user conferences and other meetings/events. 

Candidate Profile

  • The ideal candidate has experience working in a dynamic corporate marketing or agency environment. 
  • Proven background leading the planning, budgeting and execution of conferences and corporate events. 
  • Proven people management experience leading event teams as direct reports.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills to plan multiple events at once.
  • Excellent strategic planning experience, great interpersonal communication abilities, 
  • and team management experience for projects and event execution.
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • A strong attention to detail. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with the marketing team to develop a corporate event strategy and presence plan that aligns with DAT’s overall annual business objectives.
  • Negotiate contracts, book event/meeting space, and plan all logistics to host world-class events ranging from 30 to 1000+ attendees.
  • Conduct research, make site visits, and budget the resources to help the marketing team make decisions about upcoming and new events.
  • Develop creative and unique experiences to continuously improve and exceed prior event expectations. 
  • Supervise the trade show manager and potentially other direct reports, who are responsible for all logistics and day-to-day execution of trade shows.
  • With the marketing team, execute show/exhibit promotional plans that maximize brand recognition and generate leads. This includes developing objectives and strategies for the effectiveness and ROI for each event.
  • Take lead on planning and managing customer advisory boards.
  • Coordinate and communicate event logistics with internal teams who are staffing, advising or inquiring about all events.
  • Generate and interpret post-show reports, including ROI and follow-up activities that result in sales. 
  • Participate in the show and space selection, and manage the budget each year.
  • Serve as an advisor internally and externally on event-related matters with recent experience working with corporate executives.
  • Awareness of state, federal and trade show industry policies regarding giveaways, promotions, market research etc.
  • Assist with managing on-site setup, teardown and production for trade shows, as necessary.
  • Attention to detail is essential. Along with logistics management, a big part of this job is working closely with the internal finance team and vendors for precise budget management.

The Skills and Experience You’ll Bring

  • A minimum of 5-10 years experience in event management, both self-produced and trade industry created. Large corporate event experience a plus.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with sales, product, customers, vendors and executive leadership.
  • Exceptional management skills and experience leading event teams.
  • Ability to manage workloads and prioritize requests to meet hard deadlines.
  • Outstanding project and process management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high professionalism.
  • Robust attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.
  • Unflappable.
  • Bachelor's degree.

(Colorado only) In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the minimum salary for this role is $100,000 base salary, plus benefits. The maximum compensation for this role can vary significantly depending on your job-related skills and experience.

DAT embraces the value of a diverse workforce, and believes it is a core strength of our company that we encourage those values in every DAT employee, at every level of our organization, regardless of tenure or rank. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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What are DAT Freight & Analytics Perks + Benefits

DAT Freight & Analytics Benefits Overview

We empower every employee by engaging and trusting each other with real-world challenges. We provide avenues for professional development and career growth while offering the opportunity to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. We offer competitive salary, leadership training, monthly commuter stipend, and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees. We believe in a relaxed atmosphere and a healthy work-life balance, and adjusting to employee needs. We also like to enjoy our workplace with free food truck Thursdays, happy hours, and occasional social events!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We've grown purposefully over almost half a century; that means we're long on company culture...and it shows. DAT is a place where you'll make a difference in a fascinating industry that impacts all of us, but the best part is that you'll make that difference alongside teammates who embrace mutual respect as a core value.

An Insider's view of DAT Freight & Analytics

What's something quirky about your company?

DAT offers a good work-life balance, including employee events throughout the year, like the tricycle races we had this summer, where you get a chance to get better acquainted with your team and have fun together!


Sr Manager, Website Strategy & Development

How does the company support your career growth?

We have an open door policy, good communication up the chain, and managers who genuinely care about seeing their employees' careers flourish. We have Professional Development Plans and do regular 1 on 1's with managers to discuss anything. I comfortably talk with my manager about career plans and steps we can take to get me there.


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my teams by creating a safe space where individuals at all levels can challenge and learn from each other. I believe that only when people are open and honest in their communication can the best solutions can be created


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What projects are you most excited about?

It's exciting that we're moving into the Denver area because it shows our commitment to growth, innovation, and finding the right people to do the work that we see as the next steps to grow our brand. The Denver office is "next level." It will push the technology boundaries in comparison to our traditional DAT products.


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