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Event Planner – Motorola Solutions

Company Name: Motorola Solutions
Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid)
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Motorola Solutions is looking for an energetic, experienced and organized 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 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
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of specific events and programs, including ROI and report performance metrics

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:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of proven corporate or agency event planning/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 knowledge in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Experience with current event management technology: Cvent, mobile apps, lead capture etc. a plus
  • Must be Chicago-based for a hybrid schedule to work in the Chicago office when needed (days would vary, but approximately 2 days a week)
  • Ability to travel, estimated at 25%, including on weekends, as needed, for onsite event operation

Basic Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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