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Director Events

Chicago

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Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

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This isn’t your average job, and Uptake’s not your average company. Together as a team of PhDs, engineers, MDs, lawyers, technologists, data scientists, designers and operators, we’ve pooled our experience leading technology startups, big data software giants and Fortune 500 companies. We build and deliver. We also dare to dream. Together, we tackle the hardest problems at the core of industry and infrastructure. 

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Director Events

Permanent | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The Director, Events will serve as a key member of the Marketing & Communications teams to strategically own and manage Uptake’s events strategy – both externally at trade shows/conferences throughout our target industries, as well as Uptake owned and branded events. Must be extremely organized and able to drive the Uptake brand strategy forward, while focusing on lead acquisition, thought leadership and content channels. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and thrive on self-motivation, flexibility and collaboration.

Responsibilities:

·       Oversee Uptake’s events strategy, including external trade events/conferences, as well as Uptake owned and branded events. Build and manage a growing Events team within Marketing and work with other departments across Uptake to ensure success and accomplish goals.

·       Research, identify and recommend top events within targeted industries to ensure Uptake’s brand and message are reaching our target audience. Manage all event logistics, including potential sponsorships, exhibits, attendance, lead goals, thought leadership position, etc.

·       Work with Product and Integrated industry teams to ensure we are attending, communicating and demonstrating the right value to the right audience.

·       Work with Communications team to coordinate any speaking opportunities – including recommended opportunities and logistics of speakers once confirmed

·       Work with Office of the CEO and other internal teams to execute Uptake owned and branded events, including high level conferences.

·       Establish clear success KPIs for individual events, as well as overall department goals and communicate with leadership regularly

·       Manage the events budget.  Must be able to track/measure spend tied to actual outcomes.

 

Qualifications:

·       8-10 years relevant work experience, preferably in marketing and event strategy/execution. Experience with B2B, technology or start-up companies a plus.

·       Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

·       Extremely organized and superior attention to detail a must

·       Demonstrated ability to plan and manage complex projects, ability to work effectively with team members and senior executives under tight deadlines

·       Creative thinker and executor – able to communicate Uptake’s brand and key value messages in an exciting, new way to draw attention and attract target audiences

·       Excellent project management skills, including a proven ability to think through all aspects of the process, manage long-term projects and multi-task

·       Driven self-starter with a passion for excellence

·       Experience working directly with sales teams to translate product value to customers.

·       Excellent interpersonal and networking skills a must

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or other related discipline from an accredited university

 

About Uptake

Talent

To address social or societal problems, we apply our genius in data science and engineering for the good of all.

Technology

Using predictive analytics and machine learning engineered for our clients, we make tools for trackable social change.

Change

We solve problems with real, effective data solutions that lead to more vibrant local, national and global communities.

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

This isn’t your average job, and Uptake’s not your average company. Together as a team of PhDs, engineers, MDs, lawyers, technologists, data scientists, designers and operators, we’ve pooled our experience leading technology startups, big data software giants and Fortune 500 companies. We build and deliver. We also dare to dream. Together, we tackle the hardest problems at the core of industry and infrastructure.

Working with Uptake is different than working with a traditional software company. Uptake leverages its strategic partners’ expertise to develop products that solve industry pain points and enable new data-driven business models and revenue sources. This industry-partnership approach to building software ensures that applications are relevant and provide quantifiable value to end customers.

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