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Convention Manager (Riverwoods) | ABBVJP00002279

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Seeking a Convention Manager to join a major pharmaceutical company in Mettewa.  This is a 1 year (or longer!) contract role.  Within the Convention Marketing space, the manager will provide project management, strategic collaboration, and on-site stewardship to marketing stakeholders. Reporting through the Senior Convention Manager within the broader Customer Experience team, the selected candidate will work in partnership with brand marketing and agencies to plan, produce, and oversee execution of marketing and communications plan activities including media, promotions, printed materials and digital marketing assets (e.g. social, web, apps, etc). Will bring thought leadership to the execution of national, state, and regional/local conventions focusing on new and unique ways to attract, engage, and nurture target audience and enhance the customer’s experience. 


Collaborate/work with project sponsors, business units and users to identify project scope and focus, develop or monitor project initiatives, implement project requirements/plans/processes/tools, assign/guide/monitor project staff, and assure project success. Deliver quality project solutions to business problems or issues within defined budgets and/or timelines. Provide expert project guidance/support proactively through project completion. Provide tracking, reporting, and presentation to management and users. 

Education and Experience: 
• BA/BS Required 
• 7+ years’ experience in conventions and/or project management 
• Microsoft Office Experience (Excel, Power Point) 
• Ability to work across several functions within a corporate environment 

Intake Notes: 
Soft Skills: Ability to present to different audiences, very strong communication skills, customer service minded. Operate with a sense of urgency and be able to prioritize competing tasks and competing stakeholders/brands. Very high attention to detail needed.

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