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Senior Conference Planner, Logistics


Role Purpose
To support the Logistics team in the delivery of Gartner’s must-attend global conference portfolio, in-person programs. Responsible for supporting the development, management and execution of various conference elements relating to logistics and production.

Primary Responsibilities
• Supporting the flawless delivery of Conferences while working as part of the global event operations team.
• Plan, organize, and execute event logistics with guidance from Conference Manager from initial stages of development, through on-site and conference wrap-up.
• Support Conference Manager with venue management including but not limited to rooms, meeting facilities, F&B and housing.
• Communication and collaboration across Conference Production cross-functional teams to ensure seamless delivery of first-class events and experiences, and awareness of event strategies.
• Manage the shipment of all freight to onsite conferences.
• Book and arrange for the temporary staff to support the event and manage them onsite.
• Supporting the Conference Manager on conference budgets with direct responsibility for some line items and helping produce accurate monthly forecasts and manage expenses effectively.
• Leadership and execution of VIP member experiences, business unit and segmented program deliverables within a Destination Conference.
• Overall responsibility for event budgets for Client Experience activities. This includes preparation, negotiations, accurate monthly forecasts. Alert management for risks and recommendations for corrective action.
• Actively participate in the process of reviewing, enhancing and executing event features and programs, analyzing attendee feedback to ensure we are delivering exceptional, relevant event experiences.
• Follow standard operating procedures in line with the global standards.
• Be a key member of the global event operations team – build effective relationships with peers in all regions, take and share best practices to continuously raise the level of our events across the world.

• Willingness to travel approximately 20% to attend Gartner Conferences.

Expected Results
• Achieve operational excellence and execute conferences on time, within budget and with great attention to detail.
• Build and maintain excellent working relationships, both internally and externally.
• Develop a firm understanding of the clients and products we serve, to enable us to curate experiences to meet client needs and surpass expectations.

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Professional Experience Required
• 3+ Years Event Management experience
• Proven event operational skills including production schedules, budget management and event staffing.
• Proven experience in managing agency and vendor partners.
• Project management and/or end-to-end event management and delivery to senior level clients.

Key Competencies/ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills especially with senior level professionals, cross-functionally and with agency partners
• Creative, innovative and strategic thinker with a strong attention to detail
• Strong financial management skills
• Motivated team player with desire to learn and grow
• Excellent written/oral communication and presentations skills
• Demonstrated ability to adapt, implement and manage change and strive for continuous improvement
• Ability to thrive in high pressure situations
• Client focused - superior customer service and relationship skills
• High sense of urgency and prioritization, and ability to multitask across global teams
• Strong executive presence and confident decision maker




Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

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What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 54,000 USD - 84,000 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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