Manager, Event Production

Chandler, AZ

About Keap: Keap is the leading Small Business Automation platform for serious small businesses.  We are a purpose-driven, values-based company that loves helping small businesses grow and understands how hard it is to run a successful small business.  Keap’s vision is to liberate and empower entrepreneurs by automating follow-up, so they can strengthen their families, communities and economies.  With tens of thousands of customers and approximately 70,000 users, we are just scratching the surface of our vision.

Overview: As the Manager of Event Production, you will be responsible for leading a dynamic team to plan, execute, and evaluate a variety of events. Your role involves strategic planning, meticulous execution, and ensuring that events align with the organization's objectives. As a leader in the events department, you will play a crucial role in delivering exceptional experiences for attendees while managing resources effectively.

What you’ll be doing...

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive event strategy in alignment with organizational goals.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand event objectives, target audience, and key messaging.

  • Innovate and contribute creative ideas to enhance the overall impact of events.

  • Team Leadership and Development:

    • Lead, inspire, and manage a team of event professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work culture.

    • Provide clear direction, assign responsibilities, and support the professional development of team members.

    • Conduct regular team meetings to share updates, gather feedback, and enhance communication.

  • Project Management:

    • Oversee the planning and execution of events, managing project timelines, budgets, and resources.

    • Work closely with cross-functional teams to coordinate logistics, including venue selection, catering, audio-visual requirements, and transportation.

    • Ensure events are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

  •  Vendor and Partner Management:

    • Identify, negotiate with, and manage relationships with external vendors, suppliers, and partners.

    • Evaluate vendor performance and negotiate contracts to optimize value and service quality. 

    • Collaborate with vendors to ensure seamless execution and adherence to event standards.

  •  Financial Oversight:

    • Develop and manage event budgets, tracking expenses and ensuring financial goals are met.

    • Provide regular financial reports to leadership and identify opportunities for cost optimization.

    • Collaborate with finance teams to reconcile budgets and expenditures.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Event Management, Hospitality, Marketing, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in large-scale event planning and production, for both in-person and virtual events, with demonstrated leadership in managerial roles.

  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.

  • Exceptional leadership and team management capabilities.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Proficiency in event management software and tools.

Benefits: Being a Keaper has its perks…

  • Free Keap app for personal use

  • Above Market Pay 

  • Paid time off to volunteer

  • Flexible PTO Plan

  • Paid Sick Time

  • DashPass Membership

  • 401k + Matching

  • Financial Education Program through SmartDollar

We’re a great place to work. Keap was named a Great Place to Work in 2021, 2022, 2023 & again in 2024!  In 2024 75% of all current Keapers, said Keap is a great place to work. We're a hybrid workforce with an unwavering dedication to our Keap culture that recognizes everyone’s impact.

Visa Sponsorship: We welcome and support people of all different backgrounds. At Keap, we celebrate diversity and inclusion to benefit our employees, our products, our community, and to help small businesses succeed. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any legally protected status.  However, due to the current economic climate we are not able to sponsor, support student Visas, or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time. 

We Own It: If you don’t check every box, please don’t rule yourself out. We focus on hiring incredible human beings, so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button! 

Location: Keap’s corporate office is located at 1260 South Spectrum Blvd. Chandler AZ 85286.

Our Values

We Genuinely Care:

We listen to, care for, and serve the diverse people central to our Purpose: our employees, partners, customers, shareholders, and entrepreneurs everywhere.

We Own It:

We are a culture of performance and accountability. We face challenges with grit and optimism to achieve our goals.

We Learn Always:

We have a forever curious, learn-it-all mindset, and we value learning over knowledge. We use data and experimentation to innovate and constantly improve.

We Build Trust:

We build trust through transparency and open, authentic communication. We assume positive intent and we're the first to extend trust

We Check Ego:

We check our ego at the door. Humility and gratitude help us work collaboratively, serve others and accomplish more.

We Dream Big:

We empower the entrepreneurial spirit by believing in people and championing their dreams. We solve big problems with big dreams.

Any candidate who misrepresents their identity and/or skills may be subject to civil damages, penalties, and criminal prosecution.

California Employee Privacy Notice:

Get a glimpse of life at Keap

We take pride in the fact that our people are able to grow into strong careers and build lasting relationships. See more on our LinkedIn page.

Hello, have a question? Let's chat.

Got it