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UBM is seeking a talented individual to join the CBI team in the role ofu00a0 producer .u00a0 JOB SUMMARY: Identifies and researches leading edge, business-to-business issues and develops strategic conferences for targeted audiences that meet revenue expectations. Recruits high-level speakers, negotiates deals, and synthesizes opinion into content while project managing business development needs and direct marketing initiatives. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts extensive primary market research, predominantly through phone conversations, and determines the commercial viability of prospective conferences based on research results; share results in a feasibility format. (20%) Assess industry trends to identify commercially viable conference topics (10%) Organizes, analyzes, and synthesizes complex information in to a commercial program; writes comprehensive market-driven outlines that become the guidelines for conferences that go to market. (15%) Develops professional networks to generate topics and recruits industry experts/speakers to address subjects in support of these commercial programs; negotiates speaker contracts. (15%) Acquires competitive lists that are in the public domain for expansion of speaker contacts, conference participants, sponsors, or industry experts. (5%) Travels to conference sites to oversee the production of commercial conferences; includes oversight of conference flow, faculty management, presentations, topic generation and registration setup. (10%) Serves as the project lead for assigned conferences; works with different members of the cross-functional teams to ensure that conference objectives and deadlines are met or exceeded. (10%) Responsible for the oversight of the P&L of assigned conferences. (5%) Become a mentor to associate program managers, providing guidance and support through weekly meetings (5%) Manage additional departmental responsibilities that involves weekly team reporting (5%) Performs additional duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS:u00a0 Four-year degree or equivalent experience in journalism and/or management or a related field A minimum of 2-4 years business experience Demonstrated analytical, research and commercialization skills along with experience working in a leadership position or as a project lead with cross-functional teams Must have strong project management skills Demonstrated skills in networking, building relationships and strong verbal and written communication abilities are necessary for success. Proficiency with social networking sites and the internet Ability to work within tight production timeframes and on multiple projects, advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite OTHER KEY SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES: u00a0 Experience in conference production and/or the bio/pharmaceutical industry is a strong plus. Proven ability to generate topics, promote ideas, and sell key attributes of conferences to recruit high-level speakers and partners to endorse the programs. Demonstrates a comfort level talking to the market with little ramp up time on new topic areas. Ability to present regularly to cross functional, departmental and project teams; must be comfortable with direct communication and feedback on job performance in both an individual and group setting.

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