Marketing Events Planner | Abbott

  • Full Time
  • Alameda


Alameda, California, Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries. At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.  Our location in Alameda currently has an opportunity for a Marketing Events Planner. WHAT YOU’LL DO Planning meeting strict deadlines and budget demands Liaise with senior management and internal stakeholders to develop the theme and content for events. Build relationships with vendors, venues, and other industry contacts to craft and implement creative and logistical aspects of all events Stay current, and often ahead of the curve, on event planning, design, and production trends, proactively identifying and solving operational challenges Comply with legal, insurance, health, brand, corporate and safety regulations at all times Daily & Monthly Responsibilities Coordinate with internal team, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure clear alignment throughout the planning process Leads pre-event and post-event meetings for internal team, presenters and with senior management. Own the overall event budget tracking Research resources, make site visits and lead pre-event meetings when necessary to help staff make decisions about event design Plan and facilitate logistics for all events, including contract negotiations, guest lists, venue preparation, presentation materials, security, catering, entertainment, transportation, equipment, decor, and marketing materials Oversee event experiences from conception through post-event, managing on-site preparations, production, and event breakdown, ensuring consistent, high-level service throughout all phases Provide planning updates to the Brand team and escalate risks and conflicts Troubleshoot and handle any issues that arise related to the event Plan for potential scenarios that could impact the event and manage risk with potential back up scenarios EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required Associates Degree 4 years of experience Preferred Bachelor’s degree in event management or a related discipline Proven success as an event planner or coordinator Strong presentation skills and comfortable presenting to senior management Strong interpersonal and communication skills Experience in maintaining and building enriching business relationships Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and meticulous attention to detail Ability to handle pressure and make quick decisions Experience in marketing and/or public relations Proficient with the Event Management System and Cvent registration tool used to manage registration and event logistics Flexibility to travel both domestically as needed WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs Paid time off 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.