About the role:
JLL is looking for a strategic events leader to support their internal events who is enthusiastic about the role of events in creating growth and business impact in today’s ever-changing environment. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, senior events strategist with deep experience designing, logistically executing and project managing events, large and small, that deliver measurable outcomes.
The Senior Manager, Events will be a member of the JLL Events Hub and will lead the design and implementation of all major events, including internal company events, industry conferences, national sales meetings, client hospitality, trade shows, etc.
The successful candidate must have a proven ability to manage a high-volume of diverse meetings and events per year, while working in a fast-paced, but supportive team environment. In addition, the candidate must have experience building strong relationships, negotiating with internal and external groups, delivering new and creative ideas and be a highly effective communicator.
This role will have full accountability and oversight of assigned events, inclusive of strategy development, RFP/contracting, planning and onsite execution, post event budget reconciliation and report outs.
He/she will manage the implementation, coordination and oversight of all event planning functions, including collaboration with internal/external stakeholders, scoping lodging, logistical, and catering requirements, developing program budgets, and negotiating and administering RFPs and other service contracts to ensure operational excellence. The candidate may supervise agencies, contractors, freelancers, vendors and other event staff.
This position will report to the Associate Director – Events and is a hybrid role requiring flexible onsite presence 3 days a week, based in either our Chicago or Dallas office.