This is a work from home position with a small but mighty team of eight - everyone works remotely. If you have experience building education programs and are looking to make a difference, this position is for you.
PLM World is looking for an energetic individual who has the ability to lead the content coordination for their annual conference. With approximately 2,000 attendees from a worldwide audience and attendees ranging from senior executives to hands-on users, the conference facilitates approximately 450 unique technical sessions presented in 7-9 connections (tracks) during the 4-day conference.
This individual will facilitate content growth by encouraging additional customer participation as the Siemens PLM product portfolio matures and grows.
The successful candidate will be able to motivate others, have the ability to be innovative and be forward thinking in regards to:
Ensuring PLM content strategy is in lock-step with Siemens PLM offerings.
Providing different content mechanisms to cultivate growth areas from emerging and/or new Siemens PLM products
Addressing new targeted audiences including industries and outreach to various position levels.
Improving content delivery approaches associated with different learning techniques
The candidate will exhibit a strong desire to nurture the PLM World values of Collaborate, Educate, Innovate and Inclusive
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Event Content Strategist will have the following roles and responsibilities and may delegate portions of his/her responsibly consistent with sound operations and staff competency, but will be accountable for the results in the following areas:
Conference Content Planning
Lead a strategic year-round multi-year approach to Siemens PLM education offerings within PLM World. This includes, but not limited to the Siemens PLM Connection- Americas, webinars, scheduled replays, case studies, and customer tours.
Lead a call for papers in conjunction with the PLM World Board of Directors Technical Director and corresponding committee as necessary.
Create a preliminary agenda layout for the four days
Provide suggestions for RUG conference content development
Support overall growth areas in terms of additional content related to Siemens PLM product portfolio maturation and growth and/or concentration on new audience types
Capture suggested topics from a wide customer base
Solicitation, capture, and alignment of presenters for the approximately 450 topics (targeting about 250 topics from customers and 200 topics from Siemens PLM)
Aligning the conference education goals with associated professional paid keynote speakers
With input from Siemens, organize industry keynote speakers
Identify and implement speaker training opportunities to enhance content delivery from a customer and Siemens PLM perspective
Conference Content Program
Work cooperatively with the Operations Systems Manager and Marketing to publish the conference program schedule to the mobile application (and some printed) while aligning the sessions to adequately sized rooms (i.e. Customer, Partner and Siemens breakouts, keynotes, paid keynotes, training, knowledge theater, roundtables)
Provide emcee with content during the event
Manage data from event to better understand attendee participation
Provide survey questions for attendees to evaluate each session
Capture speaker content for use in content marketing throughout the year.
Post Conference Wrap-up
Work cooperatively with the Operations Systems Manager to ensure presentation content is accessible on-line for all attendees
Provide information and recommendations relating to the content and delivery that was associated with the conference
Ensure that challenges and successes are documented and lessons learned are incorporated into the subsequent event
Lead committee meetings on a regular basis by preparing agendas, noting and following-up on actions and ensuring the necessary materials are available.
File notes in SharePoint from each committee meeting.
Prepare, manage and control the budget of the agenda committee with the associated conference activities, including the number of attendees with reduced or compensated registration fees (typically associated with speakers)
Board and Volunteer Engagement
Direct report to the Executive Director. Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors Technical Director and agenda committee.
Communicate with the agenda committee on a regular basis (typically a bimonthly conference call) to coordinate technical content efforts.
Ensure sufficient engagement with the Board of Directors at each face to face meeting. Provide a strategic content approach by proactively offering new ideas for agenda content growth, agenda content delivery and audience expansion to the agenda committee
Solicit new speaking volunteers from SPLM customer base
Event Content Strategist Profile
Ideal candidates for this position will drive change into the current agenda for the annual conference and consistently provide an outstanding and engaging agenda at the conference that will drive customers to attend the event annually.
The Content Coordinator is committed to PLM World’s mission and vision and should have proven experience & results. Concrete, demonstrable capabilities, and other qualification requirements include:
Three plus years of experience in event education.
Bachelor’s degree in education, business or related field
A change agent, suggesting ideas and driving new ideas into reality
Embrace a diversity of users and seeking a diversity of speakers at the conference
Enjoys learning and exploring new techniques for delivering of content
Strong ability to understand and manipulate data of complex systems. This includes but not limited to advanced skills in Excel – ability to create pivot tables etc.
Strong ability to communicate and express ideas verbally and written
About PLM World
PLM World is the industries longest running independent user group celebrating our 40th year in 2016. We offer our members a forum for making industry connections, sharing knowledge, best practices and lessons learned from their use of Siemens PLM Software.
PLM World is an independent User Community focusing on the Siemens PLM Software product suite and complementary p...artner offerings. Our mission is to provide the industry leading collaborative network for exchanging ideas, information and best practices enabling customer success and influencing the future direction of software development.
Our vision is to continuously improve our service offerings to maintain and grow a vibrant, engaged community representing all customers of Siemens PLM Software.