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Account Manager, Exhibits, Chicago

Our client is a full-service trade show exhibit, branded environments and event marketing firm specializing in custom and rental displays. They are seeking an Account Manager to work closely with account executives to manage all client projects. The account manager’s responsibility is to assure a successful outcome, following the project through the entire process. This includes timely delivery, with careful attention to profitability.



    • Participate in client meetings with account executive
    • Interface directly with clients
    • Lead put-to-detail, put-to-work, and post-show evaluation meetings
    • Compose all job tickets and change orders
    • Coordinate the timely delivery of engineering drawings to be released to the shop
    • Monitor each job for profitability. Notify general manager of problems that may adversely affect profitability
    • Order and manage the production of graphic materials. Keep accurate records of condition, size, disposition, etc.
    • Ensure quality control of fabricated properties
    • Maintain orderly and complete job files
    • Prepare all show service forms for the client
    • Order and supervise the timely completion of all on-site services, including Installation and dismantling labor, as well as any other service being provided to the client
    • Travel to execute show site services
    • Keep accurate records of labor and materials charged
    • Close out all jobs upon completion, noting overtime, materials usage, and any extra-charge items
    • Prepare jobs for billing, providing complete information for each line-of-business
    • Maintain accurate and complete storage and warehousing inventories



    • High School diploma (Some college preferred)
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the Trade Show Industry
    • Strong knowledge of exhibit construction and materials
    • Ability to read and interpret design and engineering drawings
    • Knowledge of graphic arts, and graphic production techniques
    • Experience with on-site installation and dismantling
    • Detail centric with good organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Strong communication and teambuilding skills in a high pressure situation, deadline driven environment

Location: Chicago (Southern Suburbs)

Salary: $55K-$65K DOE

Ref#: 1041

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