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Administrative Assistant

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore Lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices, network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985, we have grown to represent 5,000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organization’s and their personal performance.

Today, our profession requires increased productivity and specialized solutions. AME’s power is in the mentoring relationships that take place among our members. We are the only organization that provides company leaders with educational opportunities to learn leading-edge topics from leaders and fellow practitioners by attending events and through networking.

We are looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the duties of the front desk role and to provide administrative support to the President & CEO and AME.  Based in our Rolling Meadows headquarters, the required responsibilities will consist of the following:

• Answering incoming phone calls
• Greeting guests and visitors
• Data entry and filing
• Admin support to President/CEO
• Meeting support (scheduling, supplies, ordering food, etc.)
• Tracking office supplies and kitchen supplies; responsible for ordering supplies for the office.
• Work on special projects as directed
• Ship supplies for regional events and annual conference

Required Skills / Qualifications:
1 year of recent office support / receptionist experience
1 year of recent experience answering and managing a phone system
1 year of Basic Microsoft Suite experience
 
Please send cover letter and resume to amehr@ame.org.

 

Director of Conferences & Events

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices, network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985, we have grown to represent 5,000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organization’s and their personal performance.

We are looking for a full-time Director of Conferences & Events to provide leadership and direction for the planning and execution of the annual international conference as well as logistical support for other meetings and events. This is a senior leadership position and will participate in the association senior leadership staff as well as the staff/volunteer management team. Based in our Rolling Meadows headquarters office, the Director of Conferences & Events will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Senior leadership and management team member participating in strategic planning & execution, budgeting and monthly association reviews.
• Provide leadership and direction to the logistics team
• Develop overall international conference plan and serve as project manager
• Lead the development and design of future conferences
• Manage and support regional events

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, CMP and 5+ years of direct meeting planning experience.  Association experience is preferred. You should have a strong skill set in project management, negotiations, communications and continuous improvement. AME is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to amehr@ame.org.

 

Education Manager

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices, network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985, we have grown to represent 5,000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organization’s and their own personal performance.

Today, our profession requires increased productivity and specialized solutions. AME’s power is in the mentoring relationships that take place among our members. We are the only organization that provides company leaders with educational opportunities to learn leading-edge topics from leaders and fellow practitioners by attending events and through networking.

We are looking for a full-time Education Manager to assist in developing the short and long term strategic direction for the association’s education program; to direct and oversee all live and distance learning activities; and work with volunteer leadership to enhance and improve upon the educational resources available. Based in our Rolling Meadows headquarters office, and reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Education Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Jointly work with the VP Programming (volunteer role) to develop, vet and integrate education content with overall programming goals of the association.
• Working with conference committees, maintain speaker database and help to coordinate speaker scheduling.
• Coordinate educational programming for annual conference, summits and regional events.
• Manage and moderate webinar program.
• Identify and make recommendations on training and education needs based on industry trends.
• Manage education/training resources on the AME website.
• Drive and champion a culture of continuous improvement at AME.
• Serve as the staff liaison to the Lean Certification Alliance.
• Responsible and accountable for the budget and growth of the education and training department.
• Foster excellent member service and program management.
• Engage in his/her own professional development.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, business, engineering or related field; a minimum of 5 years of experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives or leading an education/accreditation department; strong working knowledge of lean principles and continuous improvement; and experience and skill in modern electronic and teaching technologies. AME is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to amehr@ame.org.