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EY Marketing Event and Sponsorship Manager, Assistant Director in Chicago, Illinois

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Assistant Director – Americas Consulting Marketing Event and Sponsorship Manager

EY is seeking a Sponsorship and Event Manager with a passion for delivering unparalleled events and experiences to external audiences. This role is responsible for the planning and execution of medium to large scale third party or EY-hosted virtual or in-person events. You will coordinate the end-to-end planning and execution process.

General Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver events and experiences that build EY’s reputation and deepen our relationships with our clients and prospects

  • Focus on negotiating sponsorship levels with approved funding levels; oversee contract compliance review process

  • Collaborate with key marketing and business stakeholders from planning through event execution involving creating and updating project plans and event deck, messaging, visual asset design or resizing, content development, invitation process, attendee strategy, budgeting, invoicing, coordination with PR and social media teams, development of internal communications plan, and post-event follow up

  • Support day-of execution including coordination with team/vendors, last minute logistical needs, ensuring effective set-up/execution of event and providing course correcting, instructions/directions, when needed; leverage event and project plans, playbooks, budget trackers and more for effective project management

  • Host regular planning calls with key stakeholders and event planning team

  • Manage and foster relationships with business, marketing team, vendors, compliance and other key stakeholders through effective communications, collaboration, and engagement with purpose to deliver a "best in class" event experience

  • Work seamlessly with our Global Travel Meeting & Events Team on event logistics including reception venues, virtual events, and more

  • Team with external booth vendor (s) to ensure quality and on time deliverables

  • Leverage all EY Consulting brand components in event and sponsorship activities

  • Perform post event duties such as post event debrief and recap report, expense processing, invoice reconciliation, event success assessments and assisting with next steps such as providing feedback to team/vendors to improve process

  • Serve as brand ambassador

Skills & Experience

  • 8-10 years of related work experience

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent project management, financial acumen, and negotiating skills

  • A startup mentality with a bias toward action and the ability to flex in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to ideate and create new events and experiences, based on business need

  • Capable of working across the organization and cross-functionally to produce exceptional results

  • Strong understanding and practice of external event strategy ideally in B2B environment

  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills

  • Experience working in both virtual and in-person event environments, and with managing internal and external teams

  • Knowledge and experience with A/V, and online event platforms and tools (web/mobile) for digital, live-streamed, and in-person events

  • Positive and motivated self-starter; solid decision-making skills

  • High performer with a can-do attitude and strong project management and organizational skills, detail orientation, ability to work independently and collaboratively in a virtual environment, and experience influencing and building relationships with diverse stakeholders

  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Travel may be required

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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