The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore Lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices, network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.
Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985, we have grown to represent 5,000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organization’s and their personal performance.
Today, our profession requires increased productivity and specialized solutions. AME’s power is in the mentoring relationships that take place among our members. We are the only organization that provides company leaders with educational opportunities to learn leading-edge topics from leaders and fellow practitioners by attending events and through networking.
We are looking for a full-time Director of Conferences & Events to provide leadership and direction for the planning and execution of the annual international conference as well as logistical support for other meetings and events. This is a senior leadership position and will participate in the association senior leadership staff as well as the staff/volunteer management team. Based in our Rolling Meadows headquarters office, the Director of Conferences & Events will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Senior leadership and management team member participating in strategic planning & execution, budgeting and monthly association reviews
• Provide leadership and direction to the logistics team
• Develop overall international conference plan and serve as project manager
o Education strategy and program development
o Budget management
o Keynote session management
o Risk management / Insurance
o Venue logistics
o Contract negotiations
• Lead the development and design of future conferences
• Manage and support regional events
The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, CMP and 5+ years of direct meeting planning experience. Association experience is preferred. You should have a strong skill set in project management, negotiations, communications and continuous improvement.
AME is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.