Event Planner at SIMON

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Want to work at the forefront of a fast-growing and award winning FinTech company?  With an incredible team and partners looking for innovative results, we’re rapidly growing and continue to add new asset classes to our offerings. As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially-distanced workforce in 2020, and with a pace that hasn’t slowed, we’re still hiring and are currently on the lookout for smart and collaborative talent to join our team. We are currently operating remotely, and will transition to a flexible and hybrid model later this year. 

Job Description

We are searching for an experienced, enthusiastic Event Manager to lead our firm’s involvement in conferences, meetings, webinars, and networking/social events that enhance our organization's reputation, strengthen client relationships, and create new business opportunities. As SIMON’s Event Manager, you will be tasked with all aspects of planning, from start to finish, for external, client-facing events that the firm wishes to participate in, sponsor or host. You will collaborate with key stakeholders in Marketing, Sales, Compliance and Management to ensure the firm maximizes its event opportunities while staying within budget, resource, and time constraints. As an expert project manager who understands marketing and promotion techniques that align with the corporate brand personality, you must demonstrate exceptional communication and organizational skills so as not to leave anything to chance. Your creativity and vision, coupled with pragmatic decisions and streamlined processes, should propel our business strategy and extend our reach to target audiences.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Build and update annual events calendar, sourcing new ideas and managing to budget
  • Liaise with event contacts at industry organizations and partner firms to negotiate sponsorship deals, as well as secure and provide necessary details and deliverables
  • Research, obtain quotes and present ideas to internal team for venues and suppliers; negotiate terms and finalize contracts
  • Lead strategy and implementation plan for SIMON-hosted annual conference
  • Manage attendee and speaker logistics, in-person or virtual
  • Oversee all aspects of exhibiting, including design, ordering, shipping, storage and tracking of booth and promotional items
  • Travel to events, as needed, across the U.S. to support registration, exhibiting, booth staffing and/or entertainment logistics
  • Partner with marketing team to develop promotional content to attendees pre- and post-event
  • Manage registration and attendee lists and feed into CMS for sales follow-up
  • Oversee expense/invoice management for all event-related costs
  • Lead recurring internal team meetings to discuss/brainstorm event opportunities, share updates, and gather feedback
  • Conduct post-event evaluation/surveys and deliver reporting and analysis to management
  • Facilitate accreditation for speaker presentations as necessary

What We’re Looking For

  • 5–10+ years of event management experience; preferably targeting B2B in the financial services or technology sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Marketing, Hospitality Management or related field is preferred
  • Superior interpersonal and leadership skills with a natural ability to cultivate relationships across all levels at the firm and with partners and customers in the industry
  • Outstanding project management experience coupled with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and negotiation ability
  • Proficient in event management software, MS Office, Salesforce, Webex Events
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Performance-driven and results oriented
  • Comfort juggling a variety of tasks with limited supervision
  • Self-starter who proactively identifies gaps and provides solutions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup working culture

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in New York City’s Hudson Yards district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021. 

About SIMON
SIMON Markets is an award-winning fintech company that is committed to transforming the digital experience for financial professionals, enabling them to better serve their clients. SIMON’s intelligent and innovative platform delivers an end-to-end digital suite of tools to over 100,000 financial professionals, who serve $5 trillion in client assets, empowering them with on-demand education, an intuitive marketplace, real-time analytics, and lifecycle management.

With a focus on reshaping the advisor experience, SIMON is setting new industry standards, simplifying the complex, and delivering structured investment, annuity, and defined outcome ETF solutions to investment professionals, centralized within one unique ecosystem.

Originally incubated within Goldman Sachs, SIMON launched as an independently operating company in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions—Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, and Wells Fargo. Growth equity firm WestCap became an investor in 2021. The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with an additional location in Birmingham, AL.

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Location

As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially distanced workforce in 2020, with flexible plans to return to the office in 2021.

An Insider's view of SIMON

What are some social events your company does?

We’ve focused on keeping the company connected during these times, and it’s been great to continue to connect with coworkers we wouldn’t otherwise see. Whether it’s virtual tastings, cooking classes, or our upcoming holiday party, I’m thankful to work for a company that cares so much about its employees!

Autumn

Platform Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

We pride ourselves on the fluidity and evolving nature of pivoting on a swivel to focus on the pressing priorities of that minute, day, or week. Being surrounded by driven teammates with equal intellectual curiosity creates an environment that pushes us to pursue the work we are passionate about while cohesively striving towards goals as a team!

Olivia

Senior Business Operations Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

SIMON is my first job following graduation from my master’s, and during my two years, I grew from junior to senior level and am now working on advanced projects. I learn new things every day with plenty of opportunities to cross-collaborate and integrate with clients. Join us and you too will grow at a pace you cannot imagine!

Stacey

Senior Quantitative Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is essential–it helps us find innovative ways to leverage new technologies to meet our clients’ needs. I’m always available to act as sounding board for ideas and feedback, encourage cross-team collaboration, empower decision making creating a culture where we learn from mistakes rather than be discouraged, and set the right example.

Pranav

Head of Backend Engineering

What are SIMON Perks + Benefits

SIMON Benefits Overview

*Currently working remotely, we plan to re-open our office when it is safe to do so again in 2021.*

At SIMON, team members are recognized as our greatest resource and greatest asset. We are committed to doing quality work, upholding a mission that inspires and propels us, and using our strengths every day.

Perks and a suite of inclusive, well-rounded benefits that support our team and their families play an important role in giving us the balance we need to show up and perform at our best. SIMON is proud to offer comprehensive health care, mental health benefits, unlimited paid time off, generous parental leave, and more to all full-time team members.

As we continue to work remotely until it is safe and comfortable to return to an office environment, SIMON remains actively focused on delivering an engaging and supportive employee experience. We have expanded our healthcare coverage to include a concierge primary care network membership, created custom development plans for employees, and hosted ongoing virtual team events focused on bringing the team, and our families, together for unique experiences even while we work from home.

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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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