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Sr Events & Conferences Planner

Job ID: R-022885 Date posted: 05/02/2022 Primary Location CA-San Diego

Job Location: San Diego

Job Overview:

LPL is seeking a Senior Events & Meeting Planner within the Corporate Events department, which is a part of LPL’s Human Capital organization.  This role is responsible for developing and executing on a wide range of company-wide projects that contribute to the employee experience, such as: All Employee Town Halls, Milestone/Achievement celebrations, Employee engagement and Appreciation activities, CEO/Leadership driven programs.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a creative and strategic thinker and a nimble problem solver with flawless operational and tactical execution skills. Is this a fast-paced environment? Yes. Is this a role for a person who enjoys working with people? Absolutely. In this position, will you have the opportunity to partner with and influence senior leaders, including managing directors and their leadership teams? You bet. Will you be a part of a team that is supportive, fun, and flexible? 100%.

The role requires someone who can prioritize and manage time effectively, thrives in an ever- changing environment, has a friendly can-do attitude and pays attention to detail. We’re not looking for someone to do things the way they’ve always been done. Someone who is curious, innovative, and thinks outside of the box is well-suited for this position. This position reports to the Vice President, Corporate Events.

What will you do?

  • Develop full scale project plans from ideation to execution for message driven virtual and in-person events and activities that align to company strategy and deliver a compelling employee experience.
  • Act as a product owner and lead collaborative and cross functional teams, including defining project goals, roles, tracking deliverables, to execute on budget, on time and with operational excellence, while maintaining a nimble approach and ability to pivot as the environment shifts.
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with internal business partners to understand their needs and strategize on approaches that will best meet their team’s needs.
  • Develop strategies and execute on communications to provide stakeholder awareness, gain feedback and consensus at program inception. Systematically monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders defining project progress, risks/issues and solutions and communicate status to senior management on a regular basis.
  • Lead the execution of virtual events and activities, both in-studio and within a variety of other formats, in collaboration with the Digital Event Services Team. Determine appropriate platform and log on process, create content plans, show flows, presenter overviews, rehearsal schedules, studio environment and manage all production elements to ensure flawless execution and attendee experience.
  • Lead the execution of in-person events and activity logistics such as: theme and creative development, attendee and presenter communications, program format, food and beverage, facilities and security, branding and signage, audio-visual, content creation and video production.
  • Develop and manage reporting on key metrics for each project including attendee surveys, participation data, content views and more to provide information to support project outcomes, ROI and help inform future projects and ensure projects and programs align to company priorities. Learn quickly from feedback and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to nimbly iterate based on the feedback.
  • Research and identify event services suppliers/vendors and collaborate with the info sec, procurement and finance teams to ensure proper process are followed for contracting, invoicing and reporting and that we are producing quality experiences for attendees.
  • Follow industry trends in event technology and bring new approaches and tools to the team and project planning to ensure continuous improvement.

What skills, experiences, and education are required?

  • Degree in marketing, communications, or a related discipline, or equivalent additional experience
  • Proven ability creating and executing in-person and virtual events and activities, including producing in-studio and remote shows and presentations with show flows, audio visual, scripting and content management
  • Highly organized with a minimum 5 years of experience working as a cross-functional project manager on complex/creative events, marketing and communications projects
  • Desire to be part of a dynamic and creative team with an ability to succeed within in a fast-paced environment, grounded in delivering great experiences
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with an ability to articulate vision and gain consensus
  • Strong familiarity with the MS Office suite, Smartsheet, Box. Some design experience is a plus
  • Travel is expected to be roughly 15% or less

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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