Event Manager

Meeting Tomorrow is a 13 year old company with a startup feel, with a team of 80 friendly employees, 2 dogs, headquartered in the Ravenswood corridor of Chicago. We service the event industry by providing technology services and equipment to enable live and virtual events nationwide. We do 10,000+ events a year ranging anywhere from small sales meeting setups to large conferences with thousands of attendees. We offer the best coworkers you’ll find anywhere, extensive training and professional development, great benefits, and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, team oriented, entrepreneurial environment.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Profit bonus: we share 10% of our net profit with employees who work at MT the full calendar year
  • 401(k) with matching up to 4%
  • Dollars for Doers, our charitable contribution and volunteer matching program
  • Training and development: every week, we offer some kind of opportunity to learn, whether it’s discussing a Ted Talk over lunch or taking a class on negotiation skills.
  • Fitness reimbursement program of up to $50 per month
  • Free Divvy membership and transit benefits
  • Free catered lunch every Friday!
  • Work life balance. You’ll get PTO, and we expect you to take it! Tenure based system ranging from 15 to 24 days per year. 

What we need:

We’re currently looking to add several Event Managers to our ever-growing Event Management Team to support our growth.  The Event Manager role at Meeting Tomorrow is responsible for the success of our events – interfacing directly with the client and managing the relationships post-sale. They collaborate with all departments internally from sales to event support to ensure a great client experience. We hire event managers with experience in the industry so they can relate to our clients who are also event managers.  We have technical support so being an expert in audiovisual is not required.

About the role:

  • Manage the audiovisual and technology aspects of our clients events
  • Develop and have complete ownership over event project plan: coordinate and communicate with all necessary parties (clients, vendors, technicians, internal teams)
  • Act as the liaison between internal teams, vendors, technicians and customers to ensure successful events
  • Build strong client relationships for accounts that have anywhere from 1 to 100 events per year
  • Work with sales team to translate expectations into deliverables
  • Communicate project details and updates to the client for upcoming events
  • Execute project deadlines and ongoing account management tasks
  • Contingency planning to get ahead of potential issues
  • Manage issue resolution

Who you are:

  • 3 years of event planning experience required
  • Experience working with corporate clients preferred
  • Loves the events industry
  • Interested in learning more about audiovisual and technology services
  • Able to think strategically and be proactive
  • Coachable and open to feedback
  • Creative and scrappy problem solver
  • Excellent and eager negotiator
  • Helpful and empathetic to customer needs
  • Able to build relationships well over the phone
  • Detail-obsessed
  • Understands time management
  • Good listener
  • Embracing of fast-paced, high-growth work environment
  • Efficient and organized multitasker
  • Positive, optimistic attitude
  • Desire to grow in organization and take on new responsibilities and challenges

Anything else?

What makes Meeting Tomorrow’s culture so special is the people, and we look for candidates who are a match for our company’s core values: commitment, kindness and humility. If those words describe you and you see yourself in the rest of this posting, you’re ready to apply!

Application Instructions:
Please include:

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter that explains why you’d be happy in this role and at Meeting Tomorrow, and why you’d be a good fit. Cover letters are an important way for us to get to know you and see what you’re all about, which we know can be hard to express in a resume alone.
  • We want you to be happy in this role, so if you don’t see a fit for yourself, take a look at other positions we have open. Still don’t see anything? We’re growing and always looking for great people, so send us some more information about you and your interest in us.

Meeting Tomorrow is an equal opportunity employer.

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