Program / Event Manager, Medical Communications Firm

Location: Rosemont, IL
GLE Creative Talent is an established search firm that prides itself on connecting amazing talents with great opportunities. 

Key Info on Our Client
  • This is a dynamic and growing promotional agency helping pharmaceutical companies connect their messaging to their audiences
  • They value, develop and reward employees providing a collaborative culture that supports a work/life balance
Day-to-Day Activities of the Program / Events Manager
  • Working with account leaders on all assigned client projects in line with project specifications
  • Implementing work plans and monitoring/managing the day-to-day activities in assigned accounts
  • Interacting and consulting with team members to meet project deadlines
  • Developing budget estimates for assigned projects
  • Modifying schedules, budgets, and project plans as needed
  • Communicating, both in prepared status reports, and verbally, with clients related to project progress and changes in direction
  • Coordinating the logistical components of both onsite and offsite dinner programs including speaker recruitment, invitation development, procuring venue, selecting menus, arranging audiovisual equipment, arranging travel, processing payments, and financial reconciliation of programs
  • Interacting with physicians and other health care professionals to recruit and manage their participation in program components
  • Communicating with vendors to ensure that project components are progressing on schedule, within budget, and at client expectation
  • Fostering a working relationship with assigned clients to position the agency as a continued business partner
  • Developing an understanding of the client’s market, product profile, therapeutic area, competitors, and trends to assist in proposal development.
Must-Haves for the Program / Events Manager
  • BA or BS degree
  • Strengths should include good customer service, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills
  • At least 2 years’ post-college working experience in either Event Planning or Medical Communications
  • Proven project management skills and meeting planner experience is helpful
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Occasional travel required
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