Event Specialist


Who we are

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics, and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

The Way We Work

At Sonova we value our employees and prioritize their well-being. We believe people do their best and most innovative work in an inclusive environment that provides opportunities for engagement and collaboration across teams while offering flexibility in how work gets done. We designed our work model team by team, empowering teams to customize a working environment that balances individual team needs with business outcomes. By offering work options, we foster more flexible and individualized time management, contribute to a healthy work-life integration, increase employee satisfaction, build meaningful partnerships at work, and calibrate productivity to acknowledge you have a life outside of work. Sonova has chosen a HYBRID WORK MODEL - Customized by team that keeps our employees motivated and engaged.


Position Details

Event Specialist
Northern Illinois
Aurora, IL

Purpose of role:

This role is responsible for the seamless planning and execution of all aspects relating to events. This includes event coordination, vendor management, budget and expense management, and event marketing planning.

Our Offer to You:

Improving the quality of life of millions of people suffering from hearing loss A challenging and motivating assignment as part of a dynamic team Modern mindset and processes, accommodating flexible working conditions Opportunities for further responsibilities and support for further training and development Sonova’s outstanding opportunities and career growth

Main Tasks and Responsibities:

  • Schedule and coordinate all aspects of assigned specialty channels events, state and national conventions, in-house meetings. 
  • Coordinate arrangements for events including hotel, restaurant and transportation vendors. 
  • Coordinate exhibit preparation and set-up 
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned events/meetings are executed flawlessly and within budget parameters 
  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned Commercial Sales and Training meetings 
  • Coordinate all aspects of internal company events for local teams and VIP customers 
  • Manage Cvent registration system and other related meeting platform systems (i.e. Zoom, WebEx) 
  • Assist with Product Launch activities including internal launch celebrations and all launch support 
  • Meet and greet customers and facilitate any last-minute requirements (room set-up, equipment needs, room assignments, food & beverage requirements, business services and shipping procedures with client and appropriate team members) 
  • Flexibility to work with cross-functional teams; including but not limited to Marketing, Training, and Sales and Operations 
  • Perform general administrative tasks 
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as requested by manager 
  • Travel could be up to 10%

Education and Skillset:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred 
  • 2+years’ experience in corporate event planning which includes budget management of multiple events 
  • Professional attitude and proficient interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Able to multi-task and work in a team environment 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications and Cvent SalesForce.com, Zoom, WebEx experience preferred

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