Company Name:

Warehousing Education and Research Council

Location:

Oak Brook, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Event Organizer

Position Type:

Contract/Freelance

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

July 12, 2018

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Solutions Partner (AKA Exhibitor) Services Manager (Independent Contractor)

Primary Responsibilities

Create and maintain positive, productive relationships and provide superior customer service to all WERC Solutions Partners (70-90 companies annually)

Effectively communicate all necessary WERC Conference information to WERC Solutions Partners as appropriate in advance of the conference and onsite

Collaborate with Conference Director to effectively assign booth space and manage floor plan

Collaborate with Conference Director and Registration Manager to provide Conference Registration and Housing information as appropriate to all Solutions Partners and ensure they have confirmed registrations and housing for their teams

Lead team in ensuring all Solutions Partner benefit fulfillment

In conjunction with Conference Director, serve as liaison to WERC’s general services contractor (GES) to:

Produce Solutions Partner Service Kit

Manage floor plan

Order appropriate signage for Solutions Center

Ensure decorator is providing superior service to all Solutions Partners

Assist Conference Director in maintaining a useful Solutions Partner Resources web page

Serve as primary contact with security provider to schedule all security services as needed during the conference

Communicate and enforce all facility and WERC rules and regulations for Solutions Partners

Onsite at the conference, manage Solutions Center, including move in & out and support all Solutions Partners as needed

 

Background & Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

Minimum three years’ experience in tradeshow and/or association meetings management

 

Skill Requirements

Excellent Microsoft Office Suite and data base skills, including ability to quickly and independently learn new technology

Able to work on projects and activities both in a team and independently

Exceptional written and oral communication

Knowledge of tradeshow guidelines and best practices

Experience with eTouches is a strong plus

 

Travel Required

Planning Site Visit to upcoming conference destination - Two days / one night, typically early December

Onsite for conference – Five days / four nights in late April / early May

 

Future Conference Dates & Locations

April 28 – May 1, 2019            Columbus, OH

May 3 – 6, 2020                      Providence, RI

May 2 – 5, 2021                      Tampa, FL

 

Timeline & Compensation

Varying, part-time workload September through May, with heaviest workload February through April. Estimated 500 hours/year.

Work primarily from home with periodic meetings at the WERC office in Oak Brook, IL

Flat project fee, paid monthly September through May, as an independent contractor (no benefits)

Travel expenses paid over and above based on actual expenses approved and incurred

Minimum commitment expected: September 2018 through May 2019

Company Name:

Warehousing Education and Research Council

Location:

Oak Brook, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Event Organizer

Position Type:

Contract/Freelance

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

July 12, 2018

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