Tradeshow Specialist

Leggett & Platt

United States

Full time

International Sales and Marketing


Sep 15

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a(n) Project Coordinator – Tradeshow Specialist within our Project Management Office team to help support our Creative Services business. As a global-diversified manufacturing company, it’s sometimes hard to explain all the different things we do. We like to say, “we’re the biggest company no one has ever heard of.” We are confident you interact with one of our products in your daily life without knowing it. Whether it’s the mattress you sleep on, the car you drive, the plane you fly on, or the furniture you sit on, our high-quality components are there supporting you. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a(n) Project Coordinator – Tradeshow Specialist you will have the opportunity to serve as a marketing liaison between multiple business units and the creative marketing team. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by influencing marketing initiatives for the company. The team you will be working with is collaborative, hard-working, and values the diversity that the team brings into strategic development and thinking. Due to the frequency of travel, this candidate will need to live near a major airport.

So, what will you be doing as a(n) Project Coordinator – Tradeshow Specialist?

  • Travel, both domestically and internationally to project manage exhibit campaigns from beginning to end
  • Learn to manage, with oversight, all aspects of exhibit campaigns, including the management of contracted build labor teams, hosting duties at-show as requested, and throughout key events. Learn to constant, client-focused troubleshooting skills and to develop alternate planning for consideration throughout all stages of the campaign
  • Participate in the assembly of complex design-build booths
  • Learn to create clear documentation and manage travel-related expenses accurately
  • Collaborate with both internal service teams and partners, and external teams to provide excellent, responsible support for our worldwide partners


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Aptitude for travel both domestically and in foreign countries, ability to travel up to 50% is a key component
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, or closely related transferrable skillsets
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and ensure task completion
  • Ability to work remotely and in person, and independently as well as collaboratively
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written and a desire to learn proper ownership of dedicated tasks and assigned projects
  • Remote work experience and aptitude with online platforms such as Teams, Skype, Zoom, etc.
  • Natural awareness of proper communication techniques for informing leadership and stakeholders of progress
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Ability to do physical work over long periods and lift 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to become fork truck certified if asked


Things we consider a plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or project management-related field
  • Experience participating in the management of exhibit campaigns and/or events
  • Construction (or other) prior project management experience
  • PMP, PMI, Six Sigma, or other project management system knowledge
  • Sales, account management, or customer service experience helpful

What to Do Next


Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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