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Tradeshow Event Manager

Company: Chelsea Milling Company
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Marketing Events Planner (Trade Shows) - Join an iconic family-owned business with an unrivaled company culture! - Harper Associates has been retained by Chelsea Milling Company to identify a detail-oriented, outgoing, and experienced Marketing Event Planner. Jiffy Mix is the #1 selling dry baking mix nationwide, and the company recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment. - Chelsea Milling Company has been making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! - A new opportunity has become available for a dynamic Marketing Events Planner. This person will plan and manage all facets of the company's participation in tradeshows nationwide. This is an exciting role for someone who has a strong attention to detail, enjoys being a leader, and above all loves a culture of teamwork and camaraderie. To qualify, candidates must have experience planning and running foodservice trade show events (e.g. National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in Orlando, Vegas Food Expo, -Michigan Restaurant Show, etc.) with a food manufacturer, foodservice broker, or foodservice distributor. If that sounds like you, we'd love to talk to you! - - BENEFITS - Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years A foundation built on honesty and integrity Exceptional salary and health benefits Profit-sharing bonuses Great work/life balance Health and wellness programs - JOB RESPONSIBILITIES - Immerse in the company's culture of interdependent communication and decision making. Must be able to listen and understand varied points of view in CMC's flat organization structure, where status, power, and authority are de-emphasized Plan and coordinate all aspects of trade shows and events Lead and motivate a team of up to 20 people at large events, conduct quality checks, and communicate updates daily Coordinate team responsibilities for setup and tear down of exhibits Assist with the design and layout of print and digital marketing materials, including e-blasts, print ads, banner ads, flyers, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, emails, business cards, and trade show displays Utilize CRM tracking tools to maintain leads from food shows, facilitate delivery of samples to potential customers, and generate CRM reports on status of leads Travel to and participate in trade shows and events as needed (approximately 25% travel) Manage logistics for trade shows and events Assist with event plans that include program objectives, messaging, demo plans, and measurable ROI in collaboration with sales Track actual costs against planned budgeted amounts in the execution of events, and adhering to budget Prepare post-event ROI reports, including summary of expenses vs. budget, number of leads qualified, and making recommendations for future participation in trade shows Manage inventory and maintenance of trade show and event booth properties and materials Support logistics management for all events, including food & beverage and scheduling meetings - MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Associate's degree or equivalent experience Minimum 3-5 years' experience coordinating foodservice trade shows and events Exceptional communication skills Ability to multi-task, manage stress, and remain flexible in supporting the sales teams Excellent attention to detail Strong creative writing skills Proficient with Adobe Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator, and CRM software Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook skills Experience collaborating with multiple groups and building a positive team atmosphere - Apply now for consideration! - Kevin Swanquist Executive Recruiter -

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