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Zurich NA Senior Events Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Events Specialist


Are you an events expert with extensive experience and capabilities in event management leveraging event technologies to maximize delivery?

Zurich North America is currently hiring a Senior Events Specialist to join an established, high performing corporate events team. This is a hybrid role requiring a mix of remote and in-office work anchored in Zurich’s Schaumburg, IL, or NYC offices. This role will report to the Director of Events for Zurich North America.

As a Senior Events Specialist on the Customer Office & Distribution team, you’ll be key to the organization and delivery of a range of high-quality and diverse events for Zurich North America.


  • Managing events from concept through to implementation working with teams across the business

  • Establishment and maintenance of project management communications with manager, internal team, clients, finance, creative services, and event vendors

  • Regular reporting of event status to client and manager, evaluation of event successes and KPI’s

  • Utilizing event management software, apps and ticketing software to manage events and sponsorships

  • Managing budgets and vendors as well as payment processing; Includes managing partnerships, budgets, event calendar, event communication, on site activation and coordination of external suppliers in order to provide the highest quality of event services within a pre-defined budget.

  • Create complex high-level events to enhance the Zurich brand reputation

  • Focus on sustainability strategy and planning for all ZNA events

  • Requires domestica travel 25% to 30% of the time for events

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Event Planning area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Event Planning area OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Event Planning area AND

  • 5 years event management experience

  • Experience working with senior executives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong planning, communication and project management skills

  • Budget management skills

  • Technical skills regarding ticketing and attendee management software. Experience of creating your own delegate management registration websites and managing all registration data.

  • Event design and production experience

  • Strong verbal and communication skills

  • Strong organization, presentation, and collaboration skills

  • Ability to work with executive staff and leadership

  • Ability to travel 25% to 30%

  • Advance Microsoft Office and Teams skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Chicago, AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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