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Manager, Events and Experienceat CDW Careers

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Chicago, Illinois  
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The CDW Events and Experience Manager leads a team focused on developing and deploying the events and experience plan to support the efforts of CDW.  This leader serves the evolving and growing needs of a complex department. They are responsible for providing overall leadership in training as well as partnering with external event logistics vendors and partners that support the overall CDW Events and Experience program.   

  • Provides strategic direction and active leadership
  • Oversees the creation and management of a robust year-round calendar of a variety of event types 
  • Partners with a variety of other CDW teams to oversee the Events and Experience plan
  • Develops training roadmaps ensure efficient and effective onboarding of new staff
  • Provides strategic direction and active leadership for centralized event logistics resources.
  • Provides oversight and budget management
  • Completes special projects as when applicable


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead a team of coworkers with responsibility of a diverse portfolio of event types
  • Administer all phases of the events and experience team 
  • Create reports and forecasts to ensure department efficiency 
  • Coach and train coworkers to reflect CDW stands and procedures 
  • Establish and enforce team standards
  • Manage multiple 3rd party agencies 
  • Ability to be creative and innovation the events and experience team

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years events experience

Required Qualifications

  • History of financial responsibility, vendor management, contract scoping/negotiation and budget management
  • Proven project management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with and present to all stakeholders with various degrees of technical expertise
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience leading a team
  • Tradeshow experience 
  • Cvent or comparable event management platform experience


COVID-19 Update:
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.

CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation. Prior to starting CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

Date Posted: Jun 06, 2023
Job Category: Corporate
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: People Leader
Travel Percentage: 10
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