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Senior Production Manager – Global exhibition programmes

E6886/a

£40-60k DOE

LONDON

Events

Agency

Permanent

Job Description

Creative integrated agency who produce some amazing projects, global exhibition programmes, and installations for their prestigious client list  - are looking for an experienced Exhibition Project Manager to take ownership of some brilliant exciting 2018 projects.

THE COMPANY
Creative integrated agency – with an impressive array of clients and exciting projects – producing leading-edge live event, expo, exhibition and digital solutions from its West London hub.  They work for an number of prestigious clients, delivering their global exhibition programmes, which incorporate high levels of design, build, creative, interactive technology and technical production.  So are excellent projects to work on.

THE ROLE
As Project Manager you’ll take the lead to deliver hi-end exhibition and installation projects and programmes internationally – responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the project – liaising with the client and account team, creative team, technical and production teams and suppliers – as well as overseeing all logistical arrangements connected with the static or travelling project.  You’ll work with the Design Team as they interpret the design vision, researching product and material suppliers, sourcing and understanding usable materials, checking and understanding venue restrictions.  You’ll work with a range of contractors and suppliers to achieve delivery of the creative ‘vision’, managing multiple contractors/suppliers to achieve the finished product, and you’ll manage the on-site build/installation and on-going on-site management.   You’ll be dealing with international suppliers and prestigious clients, and supported by an award winning creative and production team in-house.   A great role for a great Exhibition Project Manager! 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full end to end project management of exhibition build/installation projects/global exhibition programmes
  • Be the key link between creative and production
  • Liaise with client contacts as well as your own inhouse teams
  • Manage project through full life cycle to on-site delivery
  • Brief, appoint and manage suppliers internationally
  • Oversee on-site set up and installation
  • Financial management of projects and project reporting

THE CANDIDATE
You’ll be an established Project Manager with experience working on a range of installation/exhibition projects. Ideally you’ll have a ‘hands-on’ build background, and you must have worked on high end and high value bespoke exhibition stands, ideally with a large Production or Design house - with the ability to lead the production team and suppliers. You’ll be articulate and client facing, and understand the need to manage suppliers pro-actively and supportively, and respond pro-actively to creative build demands.  We want you to already have a good understanding of the US exhibition build regulations as we have a lot of US work in the pipeline.  To complement your existing experience and ability, you’ll be looking for the opportunity to take your career and experience to the next level, with exposure to more challenging and exciting international projects.

Key requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar Exhibition Project Manager role
  • Experience of working internationally
  • Understanding of global logistics
  • Proven capability to lead suppliers and liaise with internal creative and production teams
  • A solution finder
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A brilliant scheduler!

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Exhibition Project Manager to work on some great global projects in some amazing locations, and supported by a very talented in-house creative, production and digital team.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply" button now.