Experience Designer, Meetings & Events

US, Chicago , Virtual , United States, NOAM

About Us:

At BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), we provide more than meeting and event planning services: we create connections that inspire, motivate and change behavior for our customers. As the world’s most trusted and innovative meetings and events agency, BCD M&E cultivates a culture of people, passion and purpose to drive business forward. 


Headquartered in Chicago, with locations in 50+ countries across the world, BCD M&E’s team of 1,800+ people are committed to sustainability and driving success for our customers, our business and ourselves. Our values are at the heart of everything we do, and we look for people that want to be a part of something special, can rise to our standards and love to bring their unique perspective to the table.


While we can’t guarantee every day will be the best (who can?), we can promise a community of people who genuinely care and lead with empathy, a flexible workplace with awesome perks and challenging work that means something. 


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About the role:
We are looking for an Experience Designer - aka an XD - to join The Collective. You’ll bridge the worlds of destinations, strategy, and engagement, helping to craft unique experiences and events for our customers, and consulting with them to define their short- and long-term event strategies. You will collaborate across The Collective and within BCD M&E as we develop the account strategy, build innovative and creative service solutions for both new and existing customers, and you will apply a design lens to the process to ensure we’re making the most of their time together. We translate trends and tailor them to each audience and budget; incorporate best practices in sustainability and inclusivity to make events accessible and fun; recommend content and activations that enhance the event; and develop through-threads to connect destination, message and brand.


As an Experience Designer you will:
•    Strategy & Consultation: partner with customers to identify business goals, and develop/implement our solutions  – pre/during/post event.
•    Storytelling: bring destinations and experiences to life in creative proposals and presentations. You will develop, coordinate and manage content and coordinate solution deliverables across internal departments and suppliers.
•    Interdepartmental Collaboration: work closely with the project lead(s) and project team to ensure our solutions address customer needs, are within budget, and can be delivered successfully and on time.
•    Engagement: Develop strategies for networking, engagement and interaction in both in-person and virtual environments.
•    Creative Branding and Messaging: Collaborate with the creative and production teams to design environments and activations (live and virtual) that are accurately integrated into the overarching event design.


You are good at: 
•    Building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers, customers, and their partners.
•    Expressing thoughts and ideas (verbally and in writing,) reading the room, and responding to feedback. 
•    Managing conflicting deadlines and priorities when the heat is on
•    You understand modern marketing methodologies including environmental graphics, consumer engagement strategies and measurement, analytics/tracking, social media, etc.
•    Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and proficient or willing to learn, Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Pro


You might also have: 
•    8+  years of meetings & incentive industry experience, background in sourcing destinations and building compelling event agendas, developing experiential event strategies, designing event activations, managing incentives, exhibits, events, conferences, etc.
•    Experience in event technology, AR/VR activations, B2C activations, etc.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Creative Writing, Advertising, Marketing, or Fine Arts is a plus.
•    Solid understanding of modern marketing methodologies including environmental graphics, consumer engagement strategies and measurement, analytics/tracking, social media, etc.
•    Stellar customer service skills including flexible, big-picture, get-to-yes problem solving.
•    Optional: 3ds Max, SketchUp or similar 3d modeling/rendering software.


You should know:
•   This role is virtual and operates in the Central Time Zone
•   This role may require travel up to 50%

How to apply:
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Flexible Working
We believe that a flexible working environment is key to getting the best out of our teams. We will support you to work where you need to and when you need to, depending on how you work best.


Room to Grow
Our line of work and business structure challenge our people in a way that inspires growth, with learning and development built into every role. We give individuals ownership over the direction and speed in which they grow.


Everyone has a voice
We thrive on conversations that spark curiosity and empathy. No matter how big or how small, every voice is heard, considered and respected.


Make your move
The diversity of roles across BCD M&E’s global locations means that our people often find new adventures during their time with us. Join us as a meeting planner role in the UK, stay for a global marketing career — there’s always room to move.


We’ve got you covered
Our extensive benefits include comprehensive healthcare, retirement plans, continued education support, diverse work locations, travel and hotel discounts, volunteer and sustainability opportunities and a successful employee recognition program.


We’re positive. You’ll love it.
It starts from the top. Our leaders lead with positivity, believe in our people and trust us to do the right thing. There will always be support along your journey, in little and big ways.


We carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your professional background and experience. The salary range for candidates in applicable jurisdictions in the US for the position of Experience Designer is between $55,000 - $85,000 The actual pay depends on your skills, qualifications, experience, geographical location, and project budget.