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Senior Event Planner
At Motorola Solutions, we believe that everything starts with safety. It’s the constant that empowers people to confidently move forward. It can fill a flight or sell out a stadium. It can care for a patient or graduate a class.
As a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, we create and connect the technologies that help to keep people safe where they live, learn, work and play. Our integrated technology ecosystem unifies critical communications, video security and access control, and command center software, enabling collaboration in more powerful ways.
At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Bring your passion, potential and talents to a career that matters.
The Motorola Solutions Customer Experiences and Events team is responsible for ideation, plan development and activation of proprietary and one-of-a-kind internal and external events within North America. The team consists of event and trade show marketing professionals who regularly collaborate across various functional teams (marketing, product groups, sales professionals, leadership and more) helping to bring strategy to life. This team is part of the Marketing organization.
Motorola Solutions is looking for an energetic, experienced and organized Senior Event Planner to work with the events and wider marketing teams to develop and deliver events and experiences to support strategic sales objectives and brand presence and exposure across the industries we serve.
This position is responsible for project managing events and programs of all types and varying sizes, including presence at exhibitions and trade shows, hosted conferences (e.g. sales kick-offs, partner conferences and roadshows), as well as networking and hospitality events to support Motorola Solutions’ goals and objectives.
The Senior Event Planner is responsible for but not limited to the following:
Full accountability and oversight of event project scope from strategy development, RFP and contracting to planning and onsite execution to post-show budget reconciliation and KPI measurement and reporting
Develop and implement project plans, event budgets, critical timelines and more
Negotiate and contract with venues, third party agencies
Lead collaboration and drive strong relationships with key contributors (vertical marketing, channel marketing, product marketing, marketing communications, leadership and external suppliers)
Accountable for implementation of appropriate event technology, i.e. Cvent
Travel onsite to events, oversee all event operations and logistics, ensure sales and customer/partner satisfaction
Capability & Attributes:
Exceptional communications skills:Work, interact and be comfortable presenting to various stakeholder groups and organizational levels
Exceptional time management skills: Ability to multitask in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment and manage heavy workloads
Exceptional project and budget management skills:Accurately and confidently manage all aspects of the event
Enthusiasm:Bring ideas, enthusiasm and event industry insights, while always maintaining a level of curiosity and desire to learn about our business
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
7+ years of proven corporate or agency event management experience
Prior budget management and negotiations experience
Prior customer-facing responsibility
Ability to lead diverse internal and external groups through ideation sessions, post-conference sessions and overall event planning coordination
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with C-level executives
Self-starter who quickly and proactively solves challenges with minimum guidance and direction
Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
Intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Experience with current event management technology: Cvent, mobile apps, lead capture etc.
Ability to travel, estimated at 20%, including on weekends, as needed, for onsite event operation
Ability to meet physical requirements (travel, walking, lifting, long days/hours) while at onsite operation
7+ years of event management experience
Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Motorola Solutions and maintain compliance with these requirements.
Referral Payment Plan
Our U.S. Benefits include:
Incentive Bonus Plans
Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
9 Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off Packages
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Paid Parental & Family Leave
Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.
At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology
platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently.
Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or
reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives
on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help
us usher in a new era in public safety and security.