Events Manager


Downers Grove, IL

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 356 days ago

  by    Benjamin Workman

Drapery Connection - Downers Grove, IL


We are looking for a Business Development Events Manager to service the Chicago land territory for the window treatment industry. Our Business Development associates work at various locations in Chicagoland on lead generation and development strategy for the sales team, and we are looking for a managerial associate to develop the territory with the staff by planning and executing a variety of events attracting new leads. With a growing team we seek to add dynamic, bold, artistic entrepreneurs that will strive for success in building the business.

Details of Position

  • Manages team of event associates
  • Build relationships with event management staff and key accounts for placement and account generation opportunities
  • Travel to different showrooms, events, and networking events to maintain upkeep of accounts

Must Haves of Candidates:

  • Willing to travel within 50 miles of home, with reliable transportation
  • Technology proficient- willing to be tested on use of ipad,Word,Excel,CRM, with 50 WPM
  • Over 3years of event planning or sales related Experience
  • Goal Oriented, positive and energetic state of mind
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Proven managerial skills with retention and growth of associates under your care

Ideal Candidates to also have:

  • Polished with fashion sense
  • Event Planning and SalesExperience
  • Proven track record of business development and networking, and/or sales

Territories looking in:

  • Highland Park
  • Downers Grove *Preferred Home Base*
  • Chicago

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's


  • design or window treatment industry: 1year
  • Event Management: 1year
  • coaching and leading a team: 1year