Events Manager - Contract to Hire at Outset Medical | Powderkeg

Company Overview

Outset is a medical technology company pioneering a first-of-its-kind technology to reduce the cost and complexity of dialysis. The Tablo Hemodialysis System, FDA cleared for use from the hospital to the home, represents a significant technological advancement that transforms the dialysis experience for patients and operationally simplifies it for providers. Tablo serves as a single enterprise solution that can be utilized across the continuum of care, allowing dialysis to be delivered anytime, anywhere and by anyone. The integration of water purification and on-demand dialysate production enables Tablo to serve as a dialysis clinic on wheels, with 2-way wireless data transmission and a proprietary data analytics platform powering a new holistic approach to dialysis care.

Position Overview

This role is Contract to Hire (within 3-6 months).

Do you believe the devil is in the details? Do you live by lists and spreadsheets? Do your friends joke that you’re TOO organized? This may be the role for you.

Do you love to plan creative event activations? Are drayage and build-and-burn a regular part of your vocabulary? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We’re looking for an Events Manager to oversee all of our event activations, from tradeshows to sales meetings to VIP office visits.

In this role, you’ll manage our densely scheduled tradeshow and events calendar that includes events ranging in scope, size, scale, budget, location and audience. Your objective is to grow customer acquisition, build brand awareness, and capitalize on customer engagement opportunities. You'll work closely with the marketing, sales and clinical teams, and company leadership to understand the needs and goals of each event.

Our ideal candidate will be experienced at creating unique, engaging experiences at speedy pace.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Manage and help prioritize tradeshow calendar
  • Assist with identifying opportunities for breakouts, speaking engagements, and thought leadership opportunities
  • Manage the marketing strategies around each event to help drive attendance, set meetings, generate product demos, and follow-up with prospective customers
  • Coordinate with marketing team to ensure the successful deployment of event support assets, including email campaigns, company overview and sales sheets, landing pages, promotional campaign creation, booth material design, and social media execution

Other Meetings

  • Plan and execute national sales meeting, including identifying location, negotiating rates, brainstorming activities and themes
  • Negotiate and manage all vendor relationships associated with events
  • Coordinate logistics for VIP office visits


  • 8 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility, ideally in the medical device industry
  • Passionate about events and event planning
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • Experience with hotel and vendor contract negotiation
  • Must be a self-motivated, proactive person that, at the same time, is able to partner effectively and collaborate.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a very fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Events Manager - Contract to Hire
  • Company
    Outset Medical
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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