Job Title:  Trade Show & Event Specialist

Req ID:  43973
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

The Role

The Tradeshow & Events Specialist is responsible for the success of assigned tradeshows. The Tradeshow Specialist organizes and manages industry tradeshows and events in support of sales and marketing strategies in the Healthcare Products and Services business units.  The major responsibility of this position is tradeshow planning, execution and post-show analysis. This position manages given tradeshow budgets to ensure that spending does not exceed the budget set for the event. This individual oversees several aspects of tradeshows including, communications, asset management, operations and logistics, graphic and design support, lead generation, preshow meetings, housing, and registration. This position also sets the tone, motivates and supports the organization and its show attendees.

This is a hybrid position - 2 days are required to be onsite at our Mentor OH location. 

This position is up to 50% domestic travel. 

What You Will Do

Tradeshow Logistics & Planning

  • Delivers assigned show strategy and logistics within budget. Utilizes team resources to maximize the impact of given budget.
  • Understands the STERIS Healthcare strategy for the tradeshow and support the implementation as part of the  annual planning process and operations at events

Pre-show Planning

  • Works with Sr Manager, Tradeshows, marketing and the commercial organization to ensure tradeshow booth is exhibiting the best equipment and/or solutions to achieve event objectives including revenue growth
  • Initiates action plans, planning meetings, captures meeting notes and action items, follows up with individuals as needed to ensure all action items are met
  • Manages relationship with key vendors, vendor estimates and payments
  • Manages and forecasts budgets throughout the event cycle
  • Coordinates trade show graphics needed to creative services team
  • Coordinates event schedule, logistics, exhibit house details, onsite service orders, etc.
  • Coordinates staffing logistics, including housing and registration
  • Coordinates regional trade show program and manages regional assets

What You Will Do- cont'd

On-site Event Management

  • Travels to various events to ensure accurate exhibit set up and tear down, and facilitates successful hands-on and booth activity execution
  • Coordinates lead generation capture and post event distribution
  • Develops information packs, registration and staffing plans for those attending a conference
  • Coordinates hotel reservations, dinner reservations and in-booth tours


Post-show Measurements

  • Facilitates the transfer of leads to the appropriate sales team(s) and/or businesses, ensuring timely receipt by the sales organizations, including accurately defined action items
  • Solicits feedback and keeps accurate records for future planning and ROI analysis
  • Facilitates invoice payment and allocation of fees to appropriate expense budgets
  • Researches additional events for consideration and follows trends in the industry

What You Need To Be Successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Hospitality or related field
  • At least 3 year(s) experience in event or tradeshow planning
  • Experience managing vendors

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter. 




STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  43973
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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