Internal Events Associate

New York, New York, USA


We're looking for our very first Internal Events Operations Associate to join us in our New York-based HQ to focus on our internal events around the globe. These events can range from 50 to 2,000+ attendees with a focus on providing spaces where our teams can be productive, learn and share new ideas or celebrate past accomplishments. You will have an impact across the entire company as you build this role from the ground up with support from the group head. This will include creating sustainable processes and procedures for our teams to ensure their meetings are successful.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the logistics for all internal meetings; acting as the main point of contact for the business unit
  • Provide logistical event support including, but not limited to, venue and vendor research, site inspections, contract negotiations, menu selection, décor, staffing, entertainment, etc. 
  • Oversee event budgets and final reconciliations as well as the procurement process with manager support
  • Be the primary point of contact for venue or vendor negotiations and contracting
  • Build a catalog of event venues and partners around the globe to ensure Datadog can leverage its spend responsibly 
  • Conduct market research to help build proposals for event venue selection
  • Provide real time support to event attendees
  • Partner with Procurement, Legal, FP&A, Travel and various other stakeholders
  • Minimal travel may be required for onsite events (less than 20%)

Who You Are: 

  • Comfortable hitting the ground running. You’ll be expected to absorb a lot of information to start and then turn that into a process that is scalable and sustainable
  • Someone who can build and communicate processes for an ecosystem of users who have been “doing it their own way” for a long time relying on your experience with change management
  • Someone who maintains a professional, flexible “can do” level of service
  • Someone who has experience with Hotel Room Blocks, Food & Beverage, Audio Visual and Decor
  • Capable of saying “no” when needed while also having experience with finding creative ways to say “yes”
  • Eager to learn, grow, and contribute with a positive, team-player attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable, remaining calm under pressure
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with a high standard for accuracy
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely in writing
  • Resourceful and proactive with strong problem-solving skills; knowing when to ask for help
  • Able to work non-traditional hours if needed for events
  • Ability to interact well and build professional relationships through networking and collaboration while maintaining a high level of customer service, diplomacy and discretion
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in events (including college internships) 

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth:

  • Generous and competitive global and US benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.

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Datadog offers a competitive salary and equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$75,000$90,000 USD

About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Datadog Learning Center.


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