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Marketing Communications Event and Meeting Coordinator III

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Marketing

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A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Job Summary

The Event and Meeting Coordinator III works independently on complex and extensive functions of events and meetings assigned to the Marketing Communications (MarCom) team. The Event and Meeting Coordinator III performs a variety of different projects including meeting with stakeholders to gain understanding of event or meeting purpose and goals, research venues, site visits, site selection, create and maintain agenda, manage outside vendors, room blocks, meeting rooms, food and beverage, décor, attendee gifts, compliance with venue regulations, budget tracking and reporting on all assigned events and meetings.

The Event and Meeting Coordinator III supports multiple complex and extensive events and meetings simultaneously in different stages of completion. The position should be comfortable in a leadership role and be able to effectively and efficiently communicate meeting plan details and execution plans.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the strategic plan of complex and extensive meeting and events.
  • Track and reconcile event budget.
  • Primary contact for assigned meeting or event.
  • Guide and participate in creative brainstorming meetings with management and stakeholders.
  • Research venues that can accommodate the needs for the event or meeting (hotel size and meeting rooms).
  • Verify that all venue rules, regulations, requirements are met.
  • Verify that all deadlines are met.
  • Purpose options of locations and venues to management and stakeholders.
  • Conduct meeting to pitch creative meeting ideas to stakeholders.
  • Negotiate food and beverage, hotel, meeting room and all outside vendor spends with site house to support various complex tradeshows.
  • Submit all contract to legal for review and invoices to accounting for payment.
  • Manage room blocks.
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes.
  • Will coach other Event and Meeting Coordinators.
  • Learn the brand identity and help to ensure brand consistency.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of its Quality System.

Supplemental Data

Travel throughout the year required.



Training and Education

  • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, hotel and hospitality management is preferred but equivalent professional experience acceptable.



  • 5+ years of experience meeting and event planning.
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing complex and extensive meeting and event planning.
  • Proven record of negotiating contracts and building network with vendors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effectively work as part of a team, contribute positively to the team with a helpful and respectful attitude.
  • Ability to function equally under own initiative and under instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently as part of a fast-paced team.
  • Ability to adjust to changes in scheduling, and general flexibility in work environment.
  • Ability to stay positive and calm in stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Expert vendor negotiation skills.
  • Expert networking and multitasking skills.
  • Proficiently work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated, and able to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines while paying attention to multiple details.
  • Strong networking and multitasking skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs.


Physical Requirements

The ability to occasionally lift 15-20 pounds; remain seated for extended periods of time; and travel short distances often and quickly (i.e., from one meeting to another). Ability to maintain mental focus for extended periods of time.

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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