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
Understands time management
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
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:
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.