IBM Event Specialist - Performance Marketing in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Event Specialist (Performance Marketing)

IBM Systems Marketing

Why work for IBM Systems Marketing?

Looking for an opportunity to add new value and showcase your deep marketing expertise? At IBM Systems, you’ll invent things. A new way to tell a story. A smarter strategy. Better ways of working. You’ll be part of a top performing team who has fun, learns from failures and innovates every day.

IBM Systems leads in transformation. What we do for our clients, we’re doing for ourselves all the time: reinventing, learning what it takes to stay ahead of technological shifts and building what comes next. We’re good at change because we’ve never been afraid of it. We are looking for an Event Specialist who can innovate on how we think about, plan and create client experiences to drive real impact to the business.

About Your Role

You are proven in event strategy, planning and production. You’ll join our World Wide marketing team to create experiential event strategy, as well as build and execute events, that set IBM Power Systems apart from the competition. The ideal candidate will be organized and possess exceptional strategy, management, and execution skills.


  • Design, build and execute an exceptional experience inclusive of proprietary and non-proprietary events with a focus on differentiating IBM globally.

  • Drive demand by creating a customer experience that delights and engages, builds the brand, and extends our reach through content marketing and digital technology.

  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop content, messaging, and surround elements (digital, social) for the key events.

  • Develop and analyze event leads and follow-up programs, constantly testing new ways to drive more leads and more conversions.

  • Apply analytics and insights to better understand attendees, their behaviors & interests, and improve engagement driving the continual optimization of future events, strategies, and plans.

  • Establish and manage budgets to maximize return on marketing investment by optimizing efforts through iteration and experimentation.

  • Act as the IBM Power Systems Events lead on WW Diamond Teams and liaison to IBM Systems extended geography teams.

Work Locations: Austin, TX (preferred); Raleigh, NC; New York, NY; or Armonk, NY. Must live within commuting distance from any these locations, or ready to relocate.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 7+ years in event strategy and execution roles.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills: experience working across multiple organization, executive leadership, and external agencies to manage event strategy.

  • Basic knowledge of Marketing Automation / Optimization Tools.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.