Senior Event Planner

Motorola Solutions

Company Overview:

At Motorola Solutions, we believe that everything starts with safety.It’s the constant that empowers people to confidently move forward. It can fill a flight or sell out a stadium. It can care for a patient or graduate a class.

As a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, we create and connect the technologies that help to keep people safe where they live, learn, work and play. Our integrated technology ecosystem unifies critical communications, video security and access control, and command center software, enabling collaboration in more powerful ways.

At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Bring your passion, potential and talents to a career that matters.

Department Overview:

The Motorola Solutions Customer Experiences and Events team is responsible for ideation, plan development and activation of proprietary and one-of-a-kind internal and external events within North America. The team consists of event and trade show marketing professionals who regularly collaborate across various functional teams (marketing, product groups, sales professionals, leadership and more) helping to bring strategy to life. This team is part of the Marketing organization.

Position Details

Senior Event Planner
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Motorola Solutions is looking for an energetic, experienced and organized Senior Event Planner to work with the events and wider marketing teams to develop and deliver events and experiences to support strategic sales objectives and brand presence and exposure across the industries we serve.

This position is responsible for project managing events and programs of all types and varying sizes, including presence at exhibitions and trade shows, hosted conferences (e.g. sales kick-offs, partner conferences and roadshows), as well as networking and hospitality events to support Motorola Solutions’ goals and objectives.

The Senior Event Planner is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Full accountability and oversight of event project scope from strategy development, RFP and contracting to planning and onsite execution to post-show budget reconciliation and KPI measurement and reporting 
  • Develop and implement project plans, event budgets, critical timelines and more 
  • Negotiate and contract with venues, third party agencies 
  • Lead collaboration and drive strong relationships with key contributors (vertical marketing, channel marketing, product marketing, marketing communications, leadership and external suppliers) 
  • Accountable for implementation of appropriate event technology, i.e. Cvent 
  • Travel onsite to events, oversee all event operations and logistics, ensure sales and customer/partner satisfaction

Capability & Attributes:

  • Exceptional communications skills: Work, interact and be comfortable presenting to various stakeholder groups and organizational levels 
  • Exceptional time management skills: Ability to multitask in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment and manage heavy workloads 
  • Exceptional project and budget management skills: Accurately and confidently manage all aspects of the event 
  • Enthusiasm: Bring ideas, enthusiasm and event industry insights, while always maintaining a level of curiosity and desire to learn about our business

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • 7+ years of proven corporate or agency event management experience 
  • Prior budget management and negotiations experience 
  • Prior customer-facing responsibility 
  • Ability to lead diverse internal and external groups through ideation sessions, post-conference sessions and overall event planning coordination 
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with C-level executives 
  • Self-starter who quickly and proactively solves challenges with minimum guidance and direction 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office and Google Suite 
  • Experience with current event management technology: Cvent, mobile apps, lead capture etc. 
  • Ability to travel, estimated at 20%, including on weekends, as needed, for onsite event operation 
  • Ability to meet physical requirements (travel, walking, lifting, long days/hours) while at onsite operation

Basic Requirements:

  • 7+ years of event management experience

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