Senior Director, Global Events at Braze (Chicago, IL)

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Braze (Nasdaq: BRZE) is a leading, comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers interactions between consumers and brands they love. With Braze, global brands like Burger King, Delivery Hero, HBO Max, Mercari, and Venmo can ingest and process customer data in real time, orchestrate and optimize contextually relevant, cross-channel marketing campaigns, and continuously evolve their customer engagement strategies. And we do it at scale – last fiscal year our customers used Braze to send approximately 1.5 trillion messages to billions of monthly active users.

But we’re so much more than our platform. Although we’ve recently grown to a team of over 1,300 people, Braze still buzzes with energy, collaboration, and transparency. We value curiosity, individuality, and tenacity—as part of the team, you’ll be encouraged to take your seat at the table and create your own destiny. Our values are inspired by our employees, which means Braze is a place where you can truly be yourself. We're growing, with a focus on building for the long term under tenured leadership and continuing to evolve for the better.

Need more proof? Braze is proudly certified as a Great Place to Work® in the U.S. and the UK. In 2022, Braze ranked #1 on Fortune’s Best Small and Medium Workplace in New York, #5 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials in the US, and #11 on Fortune’s Best Medium Sized Workplace for Women in the UK. 

You’ll find many of us at headquarters in New York City or around the world in Austin, Berlin, Chicago, London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Functioning in partnership with all departments across the org this leader will drive systems and processes to ensure globally consistent high-quality on-brand experiences across internal corporate events, such as annual sales kick-off, and our marquee, owned customer conference series. This leader will drive innovation that keeps our events relevant and in-step with the evolving marketplace.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The Senior Director, Global Events is accountable for successful planning and execution of global corporate events and conferences. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to build and grow our global customer conference. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead large scale live events and conferences with multiple agency, vendor, and client involvement
  • Innovate conference experiences, content, and formats
  • Create new and transformational programming
  • Create program development plan, including strategy, key dates and implementation
  • Work cross-functionally with creative team and stakeholders within the organization to create accountability practices, inclusive of alignment with senior executives
  • Apply best practices and learnings from previous projects to elevate performance level
  • Foster and develop key vendor/partner relationships
  • Prepare RFP's for vendors /contractors and oversee bidding process, negotiate effectively for best terms and pricing
  • Monitor the competition and apply competitive analysis
  • Develop, and retain a high performing team

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

You’re a positive, sleeves-rolled-up leader who thrives on navigating the rapidly evolving tech space. You take pride in your work and you crush every deadline. You’re passionate about creative collaboration, brand building, and brand application.

Enthusiastic collaborator with exceptional communication skills

  • 10+ years in event programming and management
  • SaaS experience required
  • 5+ years of experience managing a P&L and a team
  • A creative mindset and eye to bring the creative vision to life in an effective, engaging experience
  • Ability to see the big picture, determine appropriate course of action, delegate to the right people and allocate resources to deliver effective, high quality event execution
  • A critical thinker, problem solver who works well under pressure, proactively identifying potential challenges or barriers to execution, and delivering solutions prior to impact
  • Experience with large, multi-day/multi-track conference programs
  • Strong analytical and operational skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Good multi-project management, prioritization, time management capacity

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel for assigned projects as required
  • Compliance with company and global conference, vaccination policies

WHAT WE OFFER

From comprehensive benefits to remote availability to flexible time off, we’ve got you covered so you can prioritize work-life harmony.

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Retirement and Employee Stock Purchase Plans
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental, vision, life, and disability
  • Family services that include fertility benefits and equal paid parental leave 
  • Global presence, dog-friendly offices, and remote availability 
  • Professional development supported by formal career pathing, learning platforms, and tuition reimbursement 
  • Community engagement opportunities throughout the year, including an annual company wide Volunteerism Week 
  • Employee Resource Groups that provide supportive communities within Braze
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun culture recognized as a Great Place to Work® 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

1 N State St., Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of Braze

What's something quirky about your company?

I love that Braze embraces new ideas and empowers employees to bring their passions to the workplace, even if it is out of the realm of our day-to-day jobs. Braze created the space for me to make a difference through DEI and Wellness initiatives supported by my colleagues.

Carolina

Senior Technical Recruiter

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a Senior Software Engineer that's new to Braze, I've been amazed by the thoughtfulness and collaboration demonstrated by my colleagues. I'm excited to see our smart teams deliver products that no other company can.

Dejay

Senior Software Engineer, Product Engineering (Ingestion)

What are Braze Perks + Benefits

Braze Benefits Overview

Our health, dental, and vision plans are among the best out there — a happy team member is a healthy one. Our flexible time-off policy lets you balance your work and life in the way that suits you best, and includes paid parental leave. Globally, we support you as you plan for your future, through regionally tailored programs like 401(k) matching through Betterment in the US. When it comes to snacks in the office, we've got you covered — and lunch is on us every single day. When it comes to engaging in the community, we take it seriously. Each year we send team members to conferences around the world to engage with the developer community and learn the latest and greatest updates in all of the technologies we use. And lastly, we support your professional growth through formal career pathing, the Braze University learning platform, and ongoing enablement to foster success. Want more? Further your education with tuition reimbursement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a number of ERGs to help enhance our employees' experience while working with us. Including [email protected], [email protected], Femmentor, Healthy Minds @ Braze, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend

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