Marketing Communications Manager-Tradeshows/Events


About Us:

Molex creates connections for life by enabling technologies that transform the future and improve lives. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a complete range of connectivity products, services and solutions for the data communications, medical, industrial, automotive and consumer electronics industries. We’re doing more than developing solutions for our customers, we’re Creating Connections for Life.

Position Details

Marketing Communications Manager-Tradeshows/Events
Northern Illinois
Lisle, IL

Molex is looking for a Marketing Communications Manager - Tradeshows/Events to oversee the strategy and execution of industry tradeshow and customer events – both physical and virtual.

What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Oversee the strategy and execution of industry tradeshow, customer events, and virtual events globally. 
  • Collaborate with marketing, business unit, and sales teams to align event participation to strategic marketing priorities, identify impactful business goals, and create an event strategy that delivers a tangible return on investment. 
  • Ensure effective brand representation beyond the exhibit hall through speaking opportunities, sponsorships, advertising, private meetings, and other event tactics. 
  • Secure venues, plan layouts, and manage vendors to implement tradeshow and event presence. 
  • Work with vendors and marketing teams to drive the development and customization of specialized collateral, digital experiences, and fixture designs for the event. 
  • Propose and manage budgets along with negotiating tradeshow, hotel, technology, and event vendor contracts.
  • Promote events through marketing channels including social media, email and digital advertising campaigns. 
  • Attend tradeshows and customer events globally as appropriate to ensure smooth operation. 
  • Measure and report the success of tradeshow and event KPIs along with their longer-term business impacts to continually improve our return on investment.

The Experience You Will Bring:


  • 3+ years of experience leading or coordinating tradeshows, marketing events or similar marketing programs

What Will Put You Ahead:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in project management, marketing, communications, or similar. 
  • Experience managing large scale and high volume B2B customer events and tradeshows.
  • Experience managing virtual events and webinars including leading virtual conferencing and webinar tools like On24 and Teams Live Events. 
  • Ability to clearly identify and measure meaningful business impact and success metrics for tradeshow and event programs. 
  • Highly organized project management skills with excellent attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent budget management, reporting, and negotiation abilities. 
  • Ability to perform under pressure from tight timelines and competing priorities. 
  • Willingness to occasionally work across varied time zones, long hours, and on event weekends and public holidays. 
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally up to 30%.

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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