Entry Level / Will Train - International Project Manager

Between $40,000 and $42,000 to start plus outstanding company-sponsored benefits and company-paid domestic and international travel

Woodridge Area

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Entry Level / Will Train - International Project Manager and Sales Support Specialist
Between $40,000 and $42,000 to start plus outstanding company-sponsored benefits and company-paid domestic and international travel
Woodridge Area, 60517

JobGiraffe's client is an Industry-leading designer and producer of exhibits for trade shows, museums, retail and corporate interior displays.

With the unique ability to provide full-service account management, exhibit design, fabrication, graphic design, audio/visual and live presentations plus field services, transportation and warehouse capabilities makes our client successful both domestically internationally.

The job duties and responsibilities of the Entry Level International Project Manager will include:

- Reporting to the Director of International Sales
- Learning to manage the progress of all new international projects
- Tracking all correspondence and related documentation
- Monitoring project budget requirements
- Ensuring that all quality standards for projects, including their components and the finished goods, are met
- Managing the creation and completion of all client-specific promotional deliverables in conjunction with each project
- Scheduling and running project reviews and monitoring quality assurance inspection procedures
- Compiling information plus any materials needed for internal and external project meetings and conferences, off-site trainings and international client meetings
- Identifying places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies and programming
- Assisting with the analysis of sales reports, international market trends and other performance indicators
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with all international partners
- Working with the Director and the International Sales team to identify opportunities for more international business
- Sourcing new international leads through online research and network outreach
- Qualifying all incoming international inquiries generated through our various outlets and guide qualified project opportunities through pre-sale processes
- Establishing and maintaining marketing tools and web integration to stay connected with partners worldwide

The ideal candidate profile will include the following education, skills and experience:

- A Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Studies or related
- OR any Project Management certification
- AND at least one year of full-time Project Management or Project Assistant experience
- A valid passport
- The ability to travel domestically (25%) and Internationally (10%) all at company expense

In addition to:

- Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) skills
- Proficiency working with various Internet browsers and search engines
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or Adobe Creative Cloud
- Above-average verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to communicate with all levels of staff both internally and externally
- Independent decision-making abilities combined with the ability to work well within a team structure
- Excellent relationship building skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Time management skills plus the ability to shift priorities as needed

PLUSES that may increase the success of your candidacy include:

+++ Any experience from within the Trade Show, Exhibition Fabrication and/or Event Planning industries

+++ The ability to read, write and//or speak in German

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, by Skype or by phone if needed.

JG ID #19-1055 - Woodridge, IL 60517

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Customer Service Skills Management Skills - People or Projects Customer Service Skills, Marketing, Advertising, Creative, Communication, Information

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