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Senior Manager, Events Management and Strategy

Job Location: IL - Chicago, NY - New York

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00668289

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- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Marketing and Communication 
Location: Chicago and New York

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

Marketing and Communications professionals build a powerful and differentiated global brand—at the corporate, industry, capability and geographic levels—that supports the Accenture strategy; enhances long-term client relationships; inspires employees and candidates; and drives profitable revenue growth.

 

Job Description:

 

We seek a Senior Manager to join the Digital Marketing team to lead our Events execution and strategy. Our Events team oversees the marquee industry and alliance events across our three different business groups. This role will be responsible for the management and on-site execution of key events and the ideal candidate will have a proven history of driving successful events across a matrixed organization.

 

Among other responsibilities, this role will plan and execute meetings and events  moderate to large complexity, both on and off site for Accenture. Includes event planning, developing meeting and event strategy, vendor and venue procurement, contracting and dealings, provision of meeting planning services/support, managing budgets, invoice reconciliation and payments. Manage event delivery and post-event facilitation, technology-related support, compliance and reporting. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, oversee and support execution of events in line with the overall strategy
  • End to end management of events, from preparation, on-site execution, and post-event wrap ups
  • Use technology to manage the planning processes for meeting, including meeting registrations, approvals, budget and actual spend, calendars, meeting logistics, attendee registrations etc.
  • Ensure support for assigned events and completion of procurement processes like deposits, purchase orders, billing and final reconciliation
  • Establish relationships with internal (cross-functional) groups to ensure consistent delivery of service and resolve all escalations related to meetings or events appropriately
  • Provide inputs, manage or assist in developing the overall meetings and events strategy including supplier-sourcing strategy. They may collaborate with other teams like workplace solutions, business travel, marketing and centralized training leadership
  • Direct, manage or assist the development and use of metrics/reporting to assess effectiveness of meeting and events planning, initiatives and goals for input into business plans
  • Establish the operating model, policy and procedures used by the team, stakeholders and third party service delivery. They are also responsible for process compliance, cost reduction and customer service
  • Report and review performance of sourcing efforts, suppliers and team performance against set metrics
  • May provide inputs and tactical guidance to technology - related support for the meeting and events function
  • Collaborate in development of internal communications (marketing of services and process improvements)
  • Develop, manage or assist in skill development for the team for sourcing and overall event management
  • Establish standard terms and conditions for services providers, benchmark rates and programs and adjust processes or sourced arrangements as appropriate
  • Manage relationships and contracts with service providers to deliver value-added services and competitive costs
  • Identify and screen potential new suppliers and services and manage the process cost effectively
  • Keep knowledge base updated on supplier and sourcing trends and apply new approaches as appropriate
  • Monitor and manage compliance with existing policy and recommend changes to align with changing business needs
  • Provides support to communicate policy to Accenture personnel and external suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing and Communications
  • Minimum of 15 years of event planning and execution experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering events
  • Strong writing skills
  • Integrated, multi-channel marketing experience
  • Strategic positioning and message development
  • Knowledge of event software

Professional Skills:

  • High energy and readiness to make an immediate contribution
  • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and maintain focus
  • Great communication skills
  • Project management and follow-up skills
  • Ability to remain organized, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to build and work well in global and cross-functional teams
  • Business and industry acumen
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 

 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

 

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

 

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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