Event Manager at CarGurus

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Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers.
Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.
Our Events Manager will lead the development, execution, and measurement of CarGurus’ prospect and customer events, from small group dinners and industry conferences to educational summits and our annual user conference. CarGurus hosts 80+ events a year and we’re looking for someone to help develop, plan, and execute our highest priority events. Additionally, we’re looking for an individual with experience analyzing/measuring the impact of events on the business. The Events Manager reports directly into the Marketing Manager of Events & Partnerships.

What You’ll Do

  • Independently plan, develop, execute, and analyze regional and national events (e.g. Regional Educational Sessions, industry conferences, and CarGurus Annual User Summit). Responsibilities include managing the timeline, budget, invitation process, registration, F&B, and other event logistics
  • Oversee annual events budget and develop strategic budgeting recommendations based on event performance
  • Build and distill event analytics into key messages, business insights, and future event recommendations
  • Build and lead event continuous improvement initiative, identifying and implementing operational improvements across all events
  • Support marketing communications’ plans for events to ensure events are well promoted and on message
  • Discuss/represent the business with customers while at events
  • Potential to develop and coach direct report(s) in executing local events and conferences (e.g. small group dinners, sporting events, smaller-scale conferences)

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 6+ years of event management experience
  • 3+ years of event measurement/analytics experience
  • 2+ years managing junior event specialist/planners
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with limited oversight
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience interfacing with senior executives and clients
  • Collaborative background working with various internal and external stakeholders to build and execute events nationally
  • Willingness and ability to travel to events as-needed (quarterly)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Salesforce, Marketo Experience a plus

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.
In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
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Happy Hours
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Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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