Tradeshow & Events Specialist

Restaurant Technologies


Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of highly innovative and value-enhancing bulk cooking oil management services to the food service industry. Our solution is environmentally sound, highly efficient and creates a safer, more productive work environment for restaurant personnel. With over 20,000 existing accounts we are an established, profitable mid -sized company poised for double-digit growth in the coming year. We are headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota with a growing number of sites strategically located across the U.S. serving over 42 metropolitan markets.


At Restaurant Technologies, we’ve cultivated an award winning workplace for driven team members who enjoy a fast pace and rapid growth balanced by a flexible and supportive environment. We’ve earned recognition as a “Best Place to Work,” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal along with The Minnesota Work Life Champions Award while consistently earning a spot on the list of Minnesota’s Fastest Growing Companies. In addition, we’ve earned numerous awards from our customer base who consider Restaurant Technologies a valued strategic partner.


We serve the leaders in the food service industry which include - McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Albertsons, White Castle, KFC, Carrabba's, Applebee's, Chili's, and leading independent restaurants.

Position Details

Tradeshow & Events Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Mendota Heights, MN

Restaurant Technologies is currently seeking a Tradeshow & Events Specialist to join their growing Marketing team! As a Tradeshow & Events Specialist, you’ll own all aspects of the events channel including strategic planning, execution and reporting. You’ll work closely with all areas of the Commercial organization including Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Commercial Operations. You’ll drive brand awareness and engaging experiences, as well as deliver growth by owning external events for the organization!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Function as a subject matter expert for external event planning and execution 
  • Manage Restaurant Technologies tradeshow calendar and budget 
  • Own planning and execution of all elements of external tradeshows (live and virtual) and brand awareness events 
  • Coordinate and manage tasks associated with tradeshows including registrations and logistics, timelines, vendor partners and creative deliverables 
  • Track and communicate to stakeholders return on investment and activities associated with events including new business won, renewed partnerships and new opportunities identified 
  • Work closely with Marketing, Sales and Business Development arms of the Commercial organization to create standard lead handling processes and ensure timely lead follow-up 
  • Partner with Marketing and Business Development to create consistent, on-brand show experiences including pre-/post-show email campaigns, landing pages and social media posts 
  • Manage external vendor partners for logistics, creative needs, and third-party services 
  • Increase brand awareness by securing and leveraging strategic sponsorships and speaking opportunities at tradeshows 
  • Research new industry events and trends, and provide recommendations to the commercial team on how best to maximize events spend

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field 
  • 2-3 years of event management coordination and marketing (B2B a plus) 
  • Proven experience of successfully building and executing events from start to finish 
  • Solid understanding of foundational marketing including digital and social media strategies to drive awareness and engagement 
  • Strong project and budget management skills 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask under deadlines 
  • Applied knowledge of B2B foodservice industry trends and best practices preferred 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of stakeholders of internal and external organizations 
  • Experience with marketing automation and CRM systems a plus 
  • Travel: 20%

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