Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods industries, delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data.
From materials to products, from facilities to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact. Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.
Today, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the comprehensive intelligence needed to accelerate business and industry transformation.
You’re an events manager who moves easily between in-person and virtual events: creating, launching, and managing every aspect. You understand how to research, choose, and secure the best corporate opportunities to meet and exceed goals. You have excellent organizational skills and take initiative in suggesting ways to optimize opportunities. You are comfortable managing large budgets, directing colleagues, working with partners, engaging with attendees at in-person events, and researching and managing various software platforms. You are customer-centric and can envision and create content with the lens of benefit to the customer.
What You'll Do
Research, suggest, manage, and own the Higg event strategy. Understand the events in which Higg can and should participate. Work within the budget to choose external events for Higg participation based on corporate goals of lead generation, brand awareness, and product launches. This includes Higg-sponsored and produced events as well as partner events.
Work with staff to research, plan, prepare, and execute events, both in-person, self-produced, internal, and virtual.
Provide expertise with respect to the budgeting, timing, and resources necessary for events and ensure that capabilities, standards, and best practices are in line with expectations.
Serve as the contact throughout the planning process and manage the overall project scope, timeline and communication - both externally and internally.
Work cross functionally to ensure timely delivery of required pre-event assets, and event-specific content, both printed and digital.
Plan and lead kickoff and subsequent meetings with colleagues, clients, partners, and vendors in preparing conferences or virtual events. Coordinate in leading training and rehearsals to ensure all presenters and staff are prepared for the event.
Ensure events are profiled online and marketed through social channels as part of our demand gen program.
Skilled at keeping cool in stressful “live production” environments and able to quickly address and resolve technology and situation issues that may arise.
Ensure the seamless and efficient flow of information and communication between the various departments at Higg to include marketing, sales, customer success, and executives. This may include sales training for pre- and post-event promotion and follow-up.
Performs post-event content analysis and reporting metrics.
Maintain knowledge of the latest trends in in-person events and digital content delivery, production, social media, and virtual programming. These may include but are not limited to: In-person events/trade shows, webinars, podcasts, executive dinners/briefing, Twitter chats, seminars, Customer Advisory Boards, All-Hands meetings/events, and more.
We'd Like To See
4+ years in event management (within consumer goods or sustainability a plus)
Experience with virtual event management platforms
Social media and light video editing experience a plus
Experience working directly with executives, customers, and partners
Strong time-management skills and experience managing a large budget
Content creation experience with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of lead generation process - working with sales and marketing
Location is flexible, though ideally will allow for high degrees of collaboration with the Executive Team and major customers. Preferred working location is in close proximity to a hub international airport.
Life at Higg
We’re motivated by the opportunity to help customers improve every aspect of the trillion-dollar industries that touch everyone’s lives. We want business to change for good, but in a way that adds up to industry-scale change, because no business can change the world alone and doing just one thing for a positive headline won't change our world fast enough. Agree?
Be part of a team that includes software engineers, sustainability professionals, business leaders, marketers, designers, artists, number crunchers and more than a handful of farmers! (From backyard mushrooms to multi-acre orchards.)
Surround yourself with the kindest, smartest, most enthusiastic and dedicated people you’ll ever meet, who dream big, listen well, learn from their mistakes and, when things go wrong, pull together to help each other out.
Enjoy benefits including unlimited PTO, flexible working locations, benefits packaging which includes health (medical, dental, vision) and flexible spending benefits, and retirement matching plan.
Because Higg is on a mission to change how things are made, for the planet and each of us on it, we believe it’s essential to reflect the diversity of those we strive to serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally and experientially diverse team that leads and works with empathy and respect.