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Contractor, Marketing Operations

Lake Forest, IL

Posted: 08/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Marketing Job Number: 2395

Our client is looking to add a contractor to their Marketing Operations team for a term of six (6) months to support conferences, speaker programs, advisory boards and consulting engagements.  The ideal candidate is someone with an administrative or operationally-focused background, with strong communication skills, alongside flexibility to operate effectively in a shared service capacity.

  • Manage and support Speaker and Conference programs
    • Working with Brand Teams to ensure timely and accurate execution of programs
    • Manage vendors to ensure timelines and expectations are met
    • Drive projects by developing, managing, tracking and communicating timelines, schedules, meetings
  • Manage the Promotional Items Warehouse
  • Ensure new users are set up in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure that new materials are properly set up and expired materials are properly disposed of
  • Liaison with business units to ensure all materials
  • Ensure involvement of appropriate functions/individuals in relevant meetings, decisions and working groups
  • Initiate new processes or modifications of processes and coordinate the introduction of new approaches when necessary
  • Coordinate project planning, forecasting, timelines, vendor selection and contract negotiation
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree required
  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience managing Speaker Programs, Conferences and/or Events
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and demonstrate strong partnering skills
  • Ability to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment with multiple demands with initiative and independence required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional, proactive demeanor
  • Excellent oral and written skills

Lisa Madden
EVP, Clinical Staffing

Lisa is an inspiring leader and mentor, driven by an inherent desire to help others and make a difference. An advocate for growth and professional development, Lisa brings 18 years of recruiting and business development experience to The Steely Group, and as Executive Vice President of Clinical Staffing, she oversees the direction and strategy of the Steely recruiting team.

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