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  • Congress/Convention Manager

    Location US-NJ-Plainsboro | US-MA-Foxboro
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/18/2018 6:44 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-12299
    # Positions
    2
    Category
    Sales
    Company
    GES
  • Overview

     

    WE BRING THE “WOW”!

    ARE YOU READY TO BE A “WOW” MAKER?

    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

    Be challenged with working in partnership with Congress stakeholders including Congress Manager, BU lead, Brand, MI team, Agencies, Show Organizer to develop and implement innovative, cost effective and compliant exhibit program solutions.

     

    Be challenged with working in partnership with Congress stakeholders including Congress Manager, BU lead, Brand, MI team, Agencies, Show Organizer to develop and implement innovative, cost effective and compliant exhibit program solutions.

     

    Wow I Didn’t Know GES Did That: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mh6q13ji8Hw

    Responsibilities

    Implementation:

    Decision Making:
    • Coordinate w/ business to establish scope of Congress participation; estimated operational cost.
    • Informed of initial proposals; consulted as needed.


    Deadline Management:
    • Provides Assoc deadlines, key decision deadlines throughout the planning cycle.


    Support Initiation:
    • Submit initiation form to begin PO/approval process (US only).


    Project Planning:
    • Contact business, review planning timeline 6-12 mos in advance of Level 1; 4-6 mos in advance of Level 2.
    • Organizes and leads all aspects of planning calls.


    Issue Management:
    • Escalate issues to appropriate Congress Lead.


    Pre-Con:
    • Facilitates and leads pre-con (WebEx or Live) for Level 1 & 2 Congresses.


    On-Site Support:
    • Serves as primary contact on-site at L1 Congresses; L2 as appropriate.


    Post-Con:
    • Gathers post Congress feedback. Facilitates Debrief w/i 2 weeks for all L1 & L2, L3 as needed; sends pertinent data to Project Owner within 30 days.

     

     

     

    Qualifications


    Required Traits:
    • Foresight to anticipate clients’ needs and requirements.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop a strong rapport with the convention/congress department client, brand managers, regulatory personnel, agencies and other key stakeholders. Approachable, engaging and likable.
    • Articulate, poised and polished with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both verbally and in writing.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task; able to manage shifting client priorities and multiple/simultaneous client shows and projects.
    • Ability to proactively provide practical solutions in an ambiguous, time sensitive and fast paced environment.

    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required with Marketing/Communications major preferred or commensurate experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, word processing and graphics.
    • Ability to analyze available information and make sound decisions.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work in consultative manner with internal GES teammates and client contacts at a variety of levels
    • Travel approximately – 10% - 20%.

     

     

    Work Environment

    Benefits:
    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:
     Competitive salaries
     401K with company match
     Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
     Wellness benefits
     Career development program
     Tuition reimbursement program
     Employee assistance program
     Vacation time
     Community involvement opportunities
     Team activities
    And much more……

     

     

     

     

     

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    #GLD

    EEO Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.

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