Field Marketing Manager

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Sound is an innovator of bio-inspired chemistry and plant genetics. We leverage natural plant diversity to grow crops more sustainably and create differentiated, nutritious food. Sound is a Series C startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture such as S2G Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Syngenta Ventures.

We are hiring a Field Marketing Manager to oversee company tradeshows, conferences and industry events. This role will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing Sound’s successful involvement in all events, including exhibit booths, sponsorship activities, lead generation, and staffing. The role reports to the VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications. In typical times, extensive travel within the U.S. will be required. This position is open to either remote locations or for a flexible in-office position at our Emeryville, CA office. 

Sound Agriculture is developing new products to help growers improve on-farm sustainability by reducing reliance on synthetic chemicals. As we scale product development, we are focused on increasing brand awareness and lead generation among target audiences. The Field Marketing Manager will play a critical role by helping to maximize opportunities at each conference and trade show, while meticulously executing our involvement. This role will collaborate closely with product marketing, sales and business development to identify opportunities that can help secure a growing base of customers and partners. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and passionate about being part of a leading sustainable agriculture company.

Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee end-to-end planning, coordination and execution of industry trade shows and conferences
  • Manage, track, and work within event marketing budget
  • Coordinate staffing requirements and conduct staff briefings for all events to ensure team members are set up for success
  • Manage relationships with 3rd party agencies and exhibit companies to support all event needs: booth, collateral, audio visual, rentals, shipping, etc
  • Work closely with product and corporate marketing teams to develop and distribute event promotions and communications 
  • Create and manage all event activities and timelines 
  • Work cross functionally with teams to develop creative assets needed for events
  • Manage lead lists and follow up reporting for sales
  • Attend and staff events, acting as the lead onsite coordinator 

Desired Experience:

  • Passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture 
  • Experience working in agriculture with an understanding of the grower mindset
  • A minimum of 4+ years of experience successfully managing tradeshows and events, including large booth design, exhibit setup and onsite coordination
  • Ability to maintain calm and composed under pressure and the capacity to make quick and thoughtful decisions
  • Experience collaborating with and managing agencies, contractors, and vendors
  • Excellent project management and communications skills 
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to outline clear and measurable goals for events, ensuring that they map to overarching goals of the company
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment while working with a certain level of ambiguity
  • Self starter and motivator, with high standards for the best quality of work

Education:

Bachelors Degree

Sound is based in Emeryville, CA and Research Triangle Park, NC, with a number of employees working remotely. We have a mission driven culture and a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. We are looking for someone to join the team who will bring a passion for sustainability along with a deep expertise in the business of food and agriculture.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.