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Sr. Events Specialist

Req ID #:  41367

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Directs, plans and organizes internal and external business related functions, symposia, conferences, program events, banquets, and VIP briefings. Develops on-site and off-site plans and budgets. Investigates, coordinates, arranges and contracts for major hotel accommodations and services, charter air and ground transportation, communications and facilities support, client and guest entertainment, passport and VISA clearances, program functions, and similar activities to support company marketing and customer relations. Directs multiple service contractors and subcontractors orchestrating large scale events supporting highest level company executives, international dignitaries and government officials.

We are seeking a Sr. Events Specialist at our Wilmington, MA site.



  • Research and recommend tradeshows for CR participation. 
  • Build and manage tradeshow plans; identify event objectives within show budget.
  • Perform related activities for both small and large tradeshows, including  sourcing and managing vendors and interfacing with conference organizers and biomedical organizations to achieve successful show results. 
  • Manage all aspects of booking, preparation for and rollout of tradeshow presence for assigned business line.
  • Manage arrangements for CR and CR-sponsored attendees of tradeshows.
  • Evaluate tradeshow involvement, effectiveness of displays, ROI, etc. and make recommendations for changes/improvements to Senior Event Manager.
  • Research creative ways to promote CR within the industry.
  • Mentor appropriate team members on smaller tradeshows/conferences.
  • Train new Sales team members on the internal tradeshow processes.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent or related discipline.
  • Experience:  Four to six years related experience and/or training, including experience managing large tradeshows.


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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