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Senior Conference Manager

Company: The Goodkind Group
Location: Piscataway
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

*Key Responsibilities*Proposal Development and Project Management for New Opportunities, Initiatives, and Services* Partners with leadership to ideate, create and propose new opportunities* Develops initiatives and services that support new conferences and event opportunities* Manages the content and business actions of new opportunities and reports to leadership at various levels* May include managing contractors and service providers and working with volunteers to accomplish the goals and objectives* Develops the business rationale, business case, and budget for projects and initiatives* Manages the opportunities across the life-cycle, from concept, incubation, development, and deployment of services* Under the direction of the Senior Manager, work with cross-functional teams and prepares periodic evaluations and reviews of the products and services, monitor and report program milestones to stakeholders including senior leadership* Manages and records meetings, as necessaryPlanning* Works with leadership to formulate projects, priorities, and deadlines and create and maintain a project tracking sheetResearch* Conducts independent research on competition, new conference opportunities, new emerging event technologies* Develop relationships with potential partners and help grow a network of external partnersConference Planning and Logistics* Develops and maintains conference timelines, and holds conference calls to talk about strategic improvements for existing conferences* Manages budgets, activities, and vendors, works with the appropriate internal service departments, to fulfill the business needs and commitments of the initiatives* Conference logistical planning, vendor identification, and contract negotiation, as needed*Qualifications**Education** Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience relevant field Req*Work Experience** 7-10 years Experience in positions of responsibility in business management or research functions Pref* Association Management experience Pref* Project Management Professional (PMP) Pref* Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Pref*Skills and Requirements** Conference planning experience* Demonstrated experience in formulating and executing new business opportunities* Technological savvy to navigate internal and external opportunities* Proficient in both cloud-based and local systems and web-based business applications (Smartsheet, etc.), use of Webex and other virtual meeting technologies, other internal business systems such as Gmail, Google Docs and Drive, Microsoft applications, etc.* Strong project management skills and analytical abilities* Ability to develop and deliver presentations* Ability to create financial rationale for business cases* Excellent written and verbal skills* Diplomacy tact, and influence in order to gain support for achieving the program goalsJob Type: Full-timePay: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayEducation:* Bachelor's (Required)Experience:* Conference Planning: 5 years (Required)Work Location: Hybrid remote in Piscataway, NJ 08854

Keywords: The Goodkind Group, Trenton , Senior Conference Manager, Executive , Piscataway, New Jersey

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