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Advantage Solutions Director Event Production in Chicago, Illinois

Summary

Director Event Production

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a talentedDirector of Event Production to be responsible for managing the development and execution of experiential events. This will include management of event strategy ideation, vendors, internal teams, and client communication, as needed.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Pre-production, at-event, and after-event management. Travel to events as needed to oversee event productions from set-up to tear-down.

  • Budget development/management. Ensures programs are successfully executed within budget.

  • Event strategy development. Provides direction to the team to ensure a successful event.

  • Event vendor identification, management. Research and secure venues, planning layouts.

  • Management of direct reports and indirect reports brought in to various projects.

  • Inventory management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related profession such as Business Management, Finance, Marketing Communicationsor equivalent experience is required

  • 8+ years of experience in Event production, project management, budget development and management, client communications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong prioritization skills; Decision-making skills

  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance; Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained; Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Director, Event Production is responsible for managing the development and execution of experiential events. This will include management of event strategy ideation, vendors, internal teams, and client communication, as needed.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pre-production, at-event, and after-event management. Travel to events as needed to oversee event productions from set-up to tear-down. Prepare post-event recaps and evaluations.

  • Budget development/management. Manages development of budgets working with clients and customers to identify event needs and cost structures. Ensures programs is successfully executed within budget.

  • Event strategy development. Partner with clients to understand event focus and develops overall event concept. Provides direction to team to ensure successful event.

  • Event vendor identification, management. Research and secure venues, planning layouts. Selecting vendors and negotiating with suppliers.

  • Management of direct reports and indirect reports brought in to various projects. Oversees team of associates providing direction and feedback regarding individual performance and team execution of each event.

  • Inventory management

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job

Travel up to 50%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business Management, finance, marketing communications

8+ years of experience in Event production, project management, budget development and management, client communications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

  • Conflict management skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary / Event Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment, with occasional work in the field at events in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. When working an event, requirements may include standing or walking for short periods of time (10%-30% each day).

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis | US-TX-Katy | US-NY-Corona | US-IL-Chicago | US-AL-Birmingham | US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-NC-Charlotte

Primary Posting Location : City Minneapolis

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MN

Postal Code 77449

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-401420

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

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