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Senior Event Planner

Primary Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2212397 Category Finance Division AbbVie

The Senior Event Planner manages and supports all strategic, operational, and logistical activities for meeting and event related activities; may liase with a third-party vendor as appropriate.  The Senior Event Planner is responsible for working closely with specified clients to develop a comprehensive meetings and events calendar that aligns with the overall business strategy and objectives.  Additionally, this role acts as the appointed owner for the creation and management of annual planning budgets for both pipeline and in-line products. This role works closely with affiliate counterparts to create a unified approach to meeting and events management, both domestically and internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • The Sr. Event Planner is responsible for partnering with strategic business unit senior management teams to streamline the meetings and events management process, identify synergies and best practices across brands and therapeutic areas, and identify cost effective solutions to convention marketing.
  • Utilize tracking and measurement tools to determine the qualitative and quantitative effectiveness of expenditures across all therapeutic areas.
  • Maintain, report and forecast annual brand meeting budgets.
  • Liaise with the Compliance to track and monitor all compliance related expenditures and reporting requirements. 
  • Ensure the integrity of all HCP interactions at conventions and affiliated meetings in accordance with corporate guidelines and policies. 
  • Monitor vendor compliance with related policies and procedures, most notably those relating to regulatory and compliance of promotional materials and interactions with HCPs.
  • Communication and enforcement of International Congress/Event Guidelines where applicable.
  • Serve as program lead for national and global meeting/event programs.
  • Cross collaboration with marketing brand stakeholders, financial controllers, procurement, and vendor partners.
  • Liaise with cross functional stakeholders to determine program synergies/opportunities and deliver consist service and messaging across all convention programs Research and recommend efficiencies in logistics, technologies, procedures, and/or industry related solutions.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, communication, organizational leadership or related field of study and 5+ years of work experience
  • Convention planning experience preferred – including staff & vendor management experience
  • Exceptional leadership skills and demonstrated success managing a both small and large scale projects.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Excellent people and communication skills, ability to operate in a cross-cultural and complex matrix environment, and ability to build consensus across functions without direct authority.
  • Analytical and forward thinker, results oriented, self-organized and self-starter
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of results
  • Adaptable & change agent in an evolving environment
  • 75% travel required, nationally & internationally
  • Must have a valid passport
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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