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Administrative Coordinator - Operations
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GES Corporation | Hodgkins, IL
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Job Description




GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world - think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement - and every detail in between - we bring brands to life!

Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

The Administrative Operations Coordinator position is on national level and will be responsible for monitoring weekly tasks like payroll reconciliation for all the cities to insure timely submission and insure accurate client invoicing. The position also will manage travel costs vs. budget, running reports for long range planning for the regions and being the backup in cities where additional support is needed.


* Consolidate show site data and prepare files for Operations Teams to review prior to move-in, including: Reviewing new job files and Resource Request Forms for information related to exhibit production, graphics, inbound and outbound shipping details (exhibit and client materials), work orders, services ordered, electrical plans, booth orientation, set up drawings, client and account management contact information, and related supportive documents. Input data into Show Planning Template spreadsheet.
* Update and maintain regional Ops schedule of upcoming shows.
* Assist Ops team in confirming freight deliveries in to drayage warehouse and/or direct-to-site on non-GES shows. Evaluate freight delivery schedule with regard to targeted date/time and/or set up labor orders.
* For non-GES shows, confirm receipt of EAC notification and submit certificate of insurance to show management and general contractor. Research and pay any applicable EAC fees. Confirm move-in, show and move out dates and times. Ordering equipment needs as specified by SOM/OM i.e. ladders, Genie Lifts, job dollies, scaffolding etc….
* Notify on-site Operations Team about discrepancies, important details and/or anticipated problems.
* Payroll and Billing coding, auditing and submission to various departments
* Travel scheduling and arranging for hourly lead personnel
* Establish and maintain consistent job-site file format including maintaining regional and city show files for SOM and OM's
* Tracking and monthly reporting of local city operations support hours


* Strong math skills.
* Strong communication and customer service skills.
* Successful experience working in complex environments with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally.
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
* Detail-oriented
* Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
* Travel required
* Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point


* College degree or equivalent level of industry experience preferred
* Experience in the tradeshow industry preferred
* Experience with union labor personnel a plus

Work Environment

* Frequently performs work on the tradeshow floor, in noisy and crowded areas
* Frequently encounters uncomfortable temperatures, dust and/or other conditions
* Requires working both alone and with others in a team atmosphere
* Requires working with and reporting to multiple managers
* Requires working with union and non-union employees


Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

* Competitive salaries
* 401K with company match
* Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
* Wellness benefits
* Career development program
* Tuition reimbursement program
* Employee assistance program
* Vacation time
* Community involvement opportunities
* Team activities

And much more……

About GES Corporation

GES provides exhibition and event services in every major convention market across North America. A subsidiary of Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI), GES services include exposition general contracting, corporate event services and exhibitor support.