Corporate Events Specialist

Daikin Applied

About Us

Daikin Applied is a member of the global air conditioning company, Daikin Industries. Daikin Applied manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. We develop innovations that create the right environments for successful businesses and critical applications. The people at Daikin Applied are committed to using their expertise to advance HVAC technologies and support our customers with efficient and reliable solutions. Daikin Applied products and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices.

Daikin Applied, formerly known as Daikin McQuay, was started in 1924 and has an extensive history of developing new, industry-leading innovations and technology. Our award-winning Rebel® rooftop units, Magnitude® magnetic bearing chillers, Pathfinder® air cooled chillers and Intelligent Equipment® set new standards for efficiency and value for building owners. Also, our extensive water source heat pump and applied technologies, aftermarket service, and parts operations provide support to keep our customers' operations running smoothly.

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2019 revenues in excess of $23.5 billion USD and more than 67,000 employees worldwide. Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Thomson Reuters and one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc.

Position Details

Corporate Events Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Plymouth, MN

The Corporate Events Specialist is responsible for supporting our Marketing organization and Daikin’s position as the premier HVAC solutions provider in our industry. While this role supports the full marketing team, its primary functions are on the Events team, reporting the Senior Manager of Corporate Events.

The Corporate Events team is responsible for creating events specific to Daikin Applied’s Reps and their customers. This flexible-work role will office at Plymouth Headquarters one day per week (Tuesday), Faribault North plant during customer visits, and remote work from home on remaining days.

A Day in the Life:

  • Trade Shows: Maintain asset inventory software with 3rd party vendor including promotional displays; maintain intranet updates that reflect tradeshows. Support Daikin Representatives in renting exhibit assets for trade shows.
  • Customer Visits: In person management of customer visits at hosting plant; plan and collaborate visits at any of the MN factories by scheduling sales team members, product experts, and plant managers; maintain the technology and condition of the Customer Experience Center Showcase; maintain inventory of customer promotional items; maintain intranet updates that reflect the MN factories. This role is also responsible to evaluate and submit Rep visit reimbursements by following published protocol.
  • Corporate Apparel & Promotional Items: Manage the corporate apparel sourcing and fulfillment. Coordinate with vendors and 3rd party partners, customize branded goods, place orders, manage inventory.
  • Customer Events: Support the excellent execution of 50 – 1,500 participant events nationwide as needed. Coordinate shipment of meeting materials to and from meeting destination, manage event inventory.
  • Marketing support: Manage and order office supply inventory, provide administrative support to marketing and communications work streams as needed. 
  • Maintain basic knowledge of Daikin’s products and solutions.
  • Administrative support to marketing and communications work streams as needed.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. 
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. 
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities. 
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans. 
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others. 
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget. 
  • Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses.

What you will Bring:

  • 1-3 year’s customer service experience, preferable in the events field. 
  • 4-year degree preferred 
  • Office admin a plus

What’s in It For you:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, PTO, 401K match, support for community involvement and much more! 
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth 
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best

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