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Gallagher Events Coordinator in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

Position Summary:

The Events Coordinator will work directly with the Gallagher Global Brokerage (GGB) Global Practice Group Team and Regional/Practice Marketing teams to promote and coordinate regional and local branch events and webinars in support of Corporate and Divisional partnerships, events and initiatives. The role reports to the GGB Global Practice Group Team, and is responsible for managing Divisional and Regional virtual and in-person practice group initiatives. In addition, he/she will act as a secondary marketing point of contact for Regional Presidents, Practice Group Managing Directors, Operation Directors and select Branch Managers. Focused primarily on executing marketing events and initiatives in support of driving organic growth, the position includes:

  • Planning and executing events and webinars for GGB Global and Domestic events

  • Coordinating Gallagher sponsored events and activities, and cross-divisional events in partnership with our GBS Events Manager

  • Providing counsel and guidance to the field on optimal event and webinar experiences based on their needs

To be successful in this role, the candidate will bring enthusiasm and creative ideas for B2B in-person and virtual event marketing and promotion. Being detail-oriented and organized and will be critical. Strong organizational, communication and project management skills, coupled with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment are required. This position will afford the opportunity to collaborate across corporate and divisional marketing teams, practice area leaders, niche leaders, and internal and external marketing resources.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Planning and project management of all aspects of a variety of in-person and virtual marketing events, including conferences, webinars, partnership activation, fundraising/community events among others

  • Establishment and building of strong relationships across marketing resources, including internal and external Corporate Partnership teams

  • Timeline management

  • Status reporting

  • Internal social media and communication coordination, including organizing and drafting promotional messages and communications

  • Industry analysis and prospect research (when necessary)

  • Tracking and measuring effectiveness of marketing efforts in driving sales, adjusting strategies to maximize ROI

  • Coordinating the approval process with Regional and Divisional stakeholders

  • Ensuring accuracy, quality, and consistency of corporate standards

  • Promoting cross-marketing opportunities - encouraging greater learning, communication and sharing of ideas across the Gallagher marketing community

  • Other duties as assigned by the Global Practice Group Team and National Marketing/Niche Leaders

Business/Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or related field, and 1 years relevant experience in B2B marketing, commercial insurance experience is a plus

  • Strong technical skills across Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with Workfront or other project management software/applications

  • Experience with WebEx, ON24, Adobe Connect or other webinar programs

  • Familiarity with SalesForce a plus

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven record of successful multi-project management that resulted in increased brand visibility and sales leads

  • Experience creating and managing detailed work plans based on defined scope and objectives as detailed by Practice Group Leaders and Regional Marketing teams

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent time management & organizational skills

  • Experience managing integrated digital and traditional marketing channels including paid, earned and owned media

  • Experience creating and managing marketing scorecards, dashboards or other relevant reports

  • Experience managing project budgets

  • Insurance industry experience preferred

Personal Attributes:

  • Service-oriented and responsive mindset

  • Strong organization skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic; able to operate independently and with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work and interact smoothly and effectively across multiple marketing channels in a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to handle pressure, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and accurately

  • Analytical and organized problem solver with excellent time management and problem solving skills

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered

  • Must be 18 years of age or older or must demonstrate legal capacity to enter a contract

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, which require, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


Job: Corporate and General Services

Organization: GGB US - Management

Title: Events Coordinator

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 92425