Trade Show & Event Planner at Wintrust Financial Corporation

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Northbrook, Illinois

Job Description:

As one of the largest premium finance companies in the country, FIRST Insurance Funding provides full premium finance services, plus additional services built specifically for agencies. We pride ourselves on the variety of incentive programs, services, and technology we offer. This not only helps grow the agents, brokers, and companies we partner with, but also helps them better serve their clients. FIRST Insurance Funding is a subsidiary of Wintrust, a financial services company with more than $50 billion in assets.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Family-friendly work hours

  • With 175+ community bank locations, we offer opportunities to grow and develop in your career

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We have a culture that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit

  • We offer multiple opportunities for development and upward mobility

What You’ll Do

  • Lead trade show and special events planning

    • Collaborate with the members of our sales and marketing team and organizers to define the strategy and event requirements.

    • Manage registration process & event calendar

    • Work with on-site Trades Show Services vendors and venues

    • Coordinate shipping & receiving of trade show materials

    • Organize promo items and special needs of FIRST personnel attending trade shows

    • Track trade show expenses, preparing ROI report

    • Survey attendees post event

    • Recommend and implement marketing strategies pre & post show

  • Manage inventory of promotional items

    • Research and recommend items to be purchased

    • Maintain inventory management system

    • Ensure timely payment of all invoices and purchased and monitor expenditures to budget

  • Support email marketing campaigns related to event and show attendance
    • Design, create content and set up email campaigns


  • Demonstrated marketing and event planning interest or experience

  • Excellent project management skills and organizatio

  • Well-organized and detail oriented with superior time management abilities

  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Constant Contact/Mailchimp

  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM a plus

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Associates Degree or BS/BA in marketing, communications or equivalent


Medical Insurance • Dental • Vision • Life insurance • Accidental death and dismemberment • Short-term and long term Disability Insurance • Parental Leave • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Traditional and Roth 401(k) with company match • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) • Employee Stock Purchase Plan at 5% discount • Critical Illness Insurance • Accident Insurance • Transportation and Commuting Benefits • Banking Benefits • Pet Insurance

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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