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Events Manager

| Chicago

The Area – Marketing 

The Role – Events Manager 
Morningstar’s Marketing and Communications group seeks an enthusiastic, results-driven Events Manager to support the annual Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, third-party conferences, and onsite client and internal events. This position focuses on event planning and creating memorable experiences for our customers and employees and is based in our Chicago office. 

Responsibilities 

• Assist senior event managers and marketing colleagues with internal and external client events and corporate conferences, including the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago 
• Manage logistics and deliverables for third-party conferences that support our sales goals and brand experience goals 
• Support post-conference activities, such as the Morningstar Investment Conference Online and other digital initiatives that contribute to lead generation goals 
• Integrate marketing technologies into our events, from registration to onsite experiences 
• Source venues and vendors, create accurate and detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) documents as needed, evaluate proposals, and make recommendations to leadership 
• Develop event plans that ensure seamless execution, including event briefing documents, “playbooks,” and necessary documentation for on-the-ground event management 
• Identify new processes which can improve the attendee experience, efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, and overall event quality 
• Develop meeting agendas and event timelines 
• Maintain detailed event-related files, checklists, and financial records 
• Lead planning and project meetings 
• Lead event invoicing and vendor reconciliation, managing against a budget and providing reports to leadership 
• Coordinate feedback from internal stakeholders and attendees and recommend areas for improvement 
• Manage mobile app content updates 
• Coordinate and manage event volunteers 
• Consistently deliver high standards of care during events, exceed attendee expectations, and anticipate needs 
• Attend off-site meetings and events, as required (including travel outside of Chicago) 

Requirements 

• Bachelor’s degree 
• 3—5 years of experience in trade show coordination, event marketing, field marketing, corporate hospitality, or event planning and management 
• Complete understanding and application of trade show and event planning principles, concepts, practices, and industry standards 
• Demonstrated problem solving and time management skills; ability to coordinate and oversee multiple projects at one time 
• Experience working with third-party vendors 
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal); ability to express ideas in a concise and clear manner and work well with people at all levels 
• Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions, process information from a variety of sources, grasp new concepts, approaches, or systems, and organize information logically 
• Self-motivated and goal-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
• Highly professional with exceptional customer service skills and a passion for hospitality 
• Working knowledge of event technology platforms such as Cvent is a plus 
• Familiarity with the financial services industry and Morningstar’s products is a plus 

EOE Statement 
Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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