The AEM Headquarters are located in the Summit Place office building, a former Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Individual offices along with semi-private cubicles define the space.

Onsite building amenities include complimentary parking as well as fee-for-service café, fitness center and salon.

Employees delight in our superior benefit package including single health coverage at $176 per month, single vision at $2.50 per month and free dental insurance. We also offer an employer-paid pension plan, a 401k plan, generous paid time off (18 days first full calendar year), and competitive compensation and bonus program. Our dress code is casual Monday through Friday and we like giving back to the community.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to careers@aem.org.

Director, Product Management – Construction

The Product Manager is responsible for understanding market issues and trends in the construction equipment and services sector and determining how to drive value to our membership. The position is viewed as a subject matter expert and the incumbent is a forward and strategic thinker. Will actively engage with members and industry groups and lead an internal cross-functional team comprised primarily of program or service managers and department heads to strategize and execute member services, programs and content to continuously position AEM as the go-to resource for timely and relevant industry information. Will also focus on increasing engagement of current member companies as well as recruiting non-members to the organization. This position has overarching support for products related to the sector or industry as a whole while also maintaining member committees that focus on specific products or market issues. Will continually monitor changes in the construction industry and recommend areas for strategic growth and involvement. 

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred along with related experience, ideally as a product or engineering manager. Requires significant knowledge of the industry and a strong operational understanding of manufacturing, contractors, and construction products. Must be an effective leader, business-minded, and a strategic thinker and possess strong analytical and project management skills. Additionally requires highly-effective written, verbal, and presentation skills along with the ability to communicate and work with senior executives. Strong organizational, time management, and computer skills also required. International experience is preferred. Involves up to 25% travel, including some international.

Senior Director, Market Information

The Senior Director guides the strategic direction of this program and service area for our members; works with the VP Business Intelligence to support, collaborate and execute initiatives driven by the boards, committees, and senior management; serves as liaison to member committees and primary liaison to the executive leadership in the market data processing companies we utilize; looks for short and long-term growth opportunities to expand products and services to our membership; manages departmental staff in meeting objectives, addressing program issues, responding to member requests, and providing superior customer service. 

Successful candidate will ideally have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 10+ years of program management experience, including five years in a leadership capacity. Multi-year strategic planning and business development experience a must. Superior planning, people, communication, negotiation, and project management skills are essential in this complex, fast-paced program area, where the ability to juggle and prioritize competing demands with diverse inputs is critical. Other experiences highly preferred include work experience with a company engaged in agriculture or construction and utility services and international business management experience. Requires ability to travel up to 15%.

 

Director, Event Operations & Technology

Responsible for the long-term planning, coordination, implementation and strategic direction of the event operations, technology, and floor plan management services for tradeshows and events. Responsible for overseeing pre-show planning and on-site management of all operational aspects of our trade shows, to include managing floor layout, mobile application, show planner/directory, space assignments, exhibit policies, onsite exhibit space guidance, transportation, sponsorship fulfillment, etc. Will work in conjunction with show lead and show team to develop, implement and execute show rules and regulations, customer service initiatives, safety plans, innovations, etc. Oversee the creation, direction and revision of show floor plans with Show Director and other internal departments. Works jointly with industry groups, functional staff and associations in their role as contributor to the overall success of each show. Will manage a team of direct reports; manage budgets, including development and reforecasting; provide direction to staff and partners to lead implementation of floor plan management programs; achieve goals and objectives and enhance the participant experience and meet financial goals; participate in the selection of vendors and contract terms; manage cross-functional teams and external committees; review post-event analytics to improve direction of future programs; and stay abreast of event industry trends and best practices. 

Bachelor’s degree in related field highly preferred along with 5-7 years of experience in trade show event operations management necessary. Prior experience supervising managerial level staff preferred. Must possess strong written, verbal and presentation skills; budget and financial acumen; working knowledge of technology systems and data and floor plan management, including websites and databases; proficient in Microsoft Office. Effective leadership skills and vendor management experience also helpful.  Industry related certification such as CMP or CEM desirable. Travel as required.
 

Marketing Manager

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Manager is responsible for working collaboratively and creatively with internal departments to develop, implement and evaluate marketing and communication plans aimed at increasing membership engagement in various service and program areas. The position manages all campaigns, initiatives, and program communications, including developing messaging to clearly articulate the advantage of AEM’s products and services. The Marketing Manager develops and works with vendors to update all marketing materials to include flyers, brochures, print materials, presentations and branding strategies, etc. for use by staff. 

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English or communications preferred and at least five years of marking and communications experience working with internal clients. Must also have experience creating draft budgets, project schedules and deliverables; troubleshooting client issues; and adjusting to multiple and often competing demands in a fast-paced environment. Requires strong communication skills and working knowledge of MS Office, including Excel; working independently and as part of a highly-collaborative team; and a high level of initiative, creative thinking, problem-solving, organization, multi-tasking and attention to detail. Agency experience is a plus. Involves infrequent travel.

 

We expanded our internship program beginning in 2013, enabling us to utilize additional talent to complete projects that would not otherwise be accomplished.

Our interns assist with real world, meaningful, project-based work with defined objectives. A goal of the program is to create a pool of developed candidates for consideration upon graduation, and several former interns have been hired as regular employees.

Internships are paid positions and students work an average of 15-20 hours per week. Hours are daytime, between 7am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Internships vary in length with most of our students working during the school year as well as in summer. Supervisors, together with interns, establish schedules that coordinate with classes and exams.

We have adopted a modified business casual dress code where jeans are acceptable attire. Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Click here  to see all the great things former interns have to say about us.

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In addition to any current opportunities that may be listed below, we accept applications year round. We look for college students or recent grads who possess excellent customer service and communication skills, an attention to detail and strong organizational ability, along with the capability to work diligently, manage multiple projects effectively and build relationships both internally and externally.

To be considered for our program, email your resume and cover letter to Wanda Sova, Executive Assistant, wsova@aem.org.

Interns take 1st place in Staff Olympics 2016:

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