SmithBucklin Corporation Conference and Trade Show Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: SmithBucklinEqual Employment OpportunityAt SmithBucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.Conference and Trade Show CoordinatorEvent Management Chicago, IL, United StatesSmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an experienced Conference and Trade Show Coordinator to join the Event Services team in Chicago. Our Event Services unit provides meeting, convention, event and trade show management worldwide through the expertise of our meeting professionals, who manage every facet and detail of our client organizations' events. Our goal is to work closely with a client organization's leaders to create an enjoyable conference experience for all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, while ensuring a successful outcome based on the organizations' event objectives.What You Will DoLead and contribute to the coordination of all aspects of client association conferences, meetings, trade shows and other events (pre-planning, onsite execution and post-event wrap-up)Perform site searches, provide recommendations to clients and negotiate hotel and convention center contractsProduce event specifications and manage vendors for all aspects of events (F&B, AV, GSC, temps, photography, transportation, security, etc.)Assist in financial management including budget creation, monitoring revenue/expense performance and collection of registration and/or exhibit feesTrack hours performed vs. hours budgeted and advise of discrepanciesDevelop and maintain solid relationships with exhibitors/sponsorsContribute effective ideas to client strategic planning and analysis processesAssume planning responsibilities for multiple clients and meetingsThis Role Might Be for You IfYou have the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelinesYou possess strong analytical and problem-solving skillsYou demonstrate the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneouslyYou demonstrate the ability to work directly with clients in a responsible, appropriate and service-oriented wayYou possess strong written and oral communication skillsYou exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of responsibility, initiative and professionalismYou have the ability to adapt to crisis situations, changing procedures, methods or processes coordination, sponsorship fulfillment and project managementYou are able to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environmentYou have the ability to lift 40 poundsYou have the ability to travel up to 25%, possibly both domestic and international, and work overtime as needed to attend events and client meetings (may include weekends)Basic QualificationsBachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent experience3-5 years of professional experience in the convention/tradeshow industryPreferred QualificationsDemonstrated experience in event planning and execution, contract negotiation, and exhibit and tradeshow logistics and managementProficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)Where Do You Fit?Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin wi ll offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people - regardless of position or compensation - an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.Apply Here: