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Trade Show and Events Manager

Trade Show and Events Manager

Trade Show and Events Manager

Motif FoodWorks, Inc.
Boston, MA 02210

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About Motif

Motif FoodWorks is a food-technology company working to make plant-based foods better tasting, more nutritious and so desirable that people actually crave them. The company's mission is to unleash the promise of plant-based foods by taking a new, holistic approach to ingredient development that combines science and technology — merged with sensory fundamentals — to reveal totally new answers. By radically changing our understanding of plant-based food, Motif will enable crave-worthy products that exceed taste and experience expectations, unlocking benefits for everyone and our planet.

About the role

Ready to be part of something really big? The Trade Show and Events Manager will take a front seat in driving Motif’s appearances at tradeshows and company-planned events that allow us to engage with key audiences, from potential customers to investors. We’re looking for a dynamic planner who runs an event like a swiss clock and is hands-on and creative in their execution. The role will report to the Sr. Director of Marketing Communications and is located at our headquarters in Boston, MA. So if you haven’t met an event you can’t plan – and are passionate about plant-based foods and sustainability like we are – then this is the place for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize Motif’s presence at tradeshows that target multiple facets of the plant-based food industry.
  • Plan and execute other vital events, including investor and media days, product demos, and employee gatherings.
  • Work with Marketing Communications, Sales, Business Development, R&D, HR, and other functions within Motif to align on strategic intent, outcomes, and event planning.
  • Coordinate logistics, including event services, budgets, samples, cooking demos, giveaways, program timelines, transportation, and print materials needed pre-and post-event.
  • Manage all vendors, including show management, unions/labor, catering, booth design, shipping, and other logistics providers.
  • Own exhibit design and build. Provide on-site event support. Coordinate booth staffing and related training.
  • Drive contract negotiations with venue and vendors, securing the best possible terms for Motif.
  • Research shows and events for future participation.
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Sales on lead generation activities before, during, and after events.
  • Provide support to leadership, as needed, on the planning and execution of events.


  • 5+ years of experience managing meetings, trade shows, and events.
  • In-person, virtual, and hybrid event experience.
  • Experience planning a wide range of large and small events – from tradeshows to seminars, dinners, and employee gatherings.
  • Travel 15-25%, primarily in North America.
  • Good understanding of industry trends, including tradeshows and booth design, audiovisual/production, and technology.
  • Experience in the food industry is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high-performing individual who can thrive in a high-paced and dynamic work environment. You’ve never met an event you can’t plan.
  • Self-starter with strong project management and budget capabilities. Ability to take a project and creatively run with it – from concept to completion.
  • Relationship builder with a demonstrated ability to listen and work with various constituencies – from scientists to partners, executives, salespeople, customers, industry organizations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience with lead generation and related marketing.
  • Adaptable (because we’re a startup).
  • Sense of humor and humble. We’re passionate about what we do but are also able to roll with the punches and laugh at ourselves. You should, too.


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