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Marketing Events Specialist

San Diego, CA

The Marketing Event Specialist, Senior is responsible for planning, development, and execution of event initiatives/projects based on established objectives, strategies, and tactics.

Additional responsibilities include budget management, developing processes and metrics, project management, adhering to QUALCOMM brand guidelines, agency selection and management, third party partner management, and working cross-functionally (including international offices). 


  • Works with compliance, legal, brand, and other internal entities to make sure all events are managed according to their guidelines
  • Coordinates all shipments for events, working with internal customers and import/export teams to ensure all proper shipping documentation is met
  • Negotiates and implements contracts with vendors and hotels
  • Manages tradeshow and events warehouse and prepare products needed for each show when applicable
  • Attends managed shows when applicable to ensure set up, tear down, and show is executed accordingly
  • Facilitates pre-show meetings and post-show reports
  • Sends detailed show briefs to internal team and stakeholders prior to event

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of Communications, Marketing, Event Planning or related work experience.


Associate's degree or equivalent degree and 6+ years of Communications, Marketing, Event Planning or related work experience.


High school Diploma or equivalent and 8+ years of Communications, Marketing, Event Planning or related work experience.

Completed advanced degrees in a relevant field may be substituted for up to two years (Master’s = one year, Doctorate = two years) of work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA or BS in marketing or business
  • 4+ years experiential marketing and/or event planning experience
  • Strong planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal and strong presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to handle multiple priorities
  • Able to work independently while having strong interpersonal skills to work on cross-functional teams
  • Strong creative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Small-scale events and tradeshow coordination experience
  • Project coordination experience in a marketing/sales organization
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Must be flexible and able to prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills
  • Must be a strategic thinker and strong executer of tactical plans
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with multiple stakeholders and diverse scope
  • Frequently interacts with employees, customers, and agencies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

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Pay range: $38.76 - $58.14

The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Qualcomm. 

We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for annual RSU grants (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that Qualcomm has to offer!

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers.

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