Events Manager

Job title: Events Manager

Company: Caterpillar

Job description: Career Area: Marketing / Sales / Product Support

Job Description:


At Caterpillar, you build what matters-whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships, or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide-building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy-and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.

We have an excellent opportunity for an Event Manager professional to join the Caterpillar Malaga Demonstration & Learning Center (MDLC) Team. Do you have passion for creating memorable experiences through delivering best-in-class events for international audiences? Do you have experience managing a team and do you love leading events with multiple stakeholders? Do you have experience with organizing virtual, hybrid and presential events, and the use of event technologies? Then, this might be the role for you.

As Events Manager you will be coordinating events at MDLC by optimizing the MDLC assets (e.g. classrooms, Cat machines, Demonstrator Instructors), while controlling costs and recoveries. You will be leading a team of up to four direct reports, which includes managing the workload, setting up the priorities, managing absences, performance management and coaching of team members.

About the Malaga Demonstration and Learning Center (MDLC):

MDLC opened in 1971 and is located just 15 km inland from Malaga. It is one of the three global, state-of-the-art Demonstration and Learning Centers from Caterpillar. It is annually visited by over 8,000 visitors coming mainly from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, which include customers, dealers and Caterpillar employees. The Events team coordinates over 300 events per year, which include product training, machine operation, demonstration activities, press days, industry days, conferences, and much more.

The buildings on site include a reception area with staff offices, a service training center with dedicated areas for machines and engines, meeting rooms, including a large auditorium, three machine demonstration areas with grandstands, and a restaurant.

About the job:

The Events Manager is leading a team with up to 3 Events Coordinators and 1 Receptionist hosting the welcome desk.

Key activities of this role include:

  • About 50% of the time, coordinate events directly yourself
  • Coach and manage the Events Management team and reception desk by establishing the workload, setting clear objectives and priorities, managing absences, development, and performance management of team members
  • Develop and execute strategy to deliver a superior Customer Experience
  • Schedule and organize virtual, hybrid and presential events at MDLC by optimizing the MDLC assets
  • Be responsible for budget management and control
  • Create strong relationships with local and regional authorities, hotels, agencies, and suppliers

Qualifications of a successful candidate

  • Excellent and experienced people manager
  • Passion for Events Management
  • Experience with and strong focus on Customer Experience
  • Up to date with events technology, like events management software, events apps, and events website programming software
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure to ensure the efficient running of an event
  • Strong organizational, planning and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with people across many different backgrounds and cultures, internally and externally, with the appropriate influence and ability to resolve differences
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, with ideally one other major language
  • Demonstrated proficiency with analyzing and reporting results


  • Minimum 5-year managerial experience
  • Minimum 10-year experience in Events Management activities
  • Educated in Events Management, for example through courses or Master

Please apply in English if you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for the role.

This employer is currently not hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer (work permit). As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of Spain, which can be found through our employment website at

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Location: Málaga

Job date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 04:53:42 GMT

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