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Senior Production Manager – (live events agency)


£45K - £55K





Job Description

Fantastic opportunity  for a senior production manager, with good leadership and client relationships skills.

Leading live events and communications agency, known for its superlative creative live event and communications work for major corporates and brands.  This role sits within the project team for one of the agency’s most important global clients - the team support the client with the design, creative strategy, and implementation of exhibitions, conferences, outdoor events, brand experiences, sponsorship activations, bespoke digital content, communications programmes and visual identity.

Reporting to the Global Production Manager you will provide leadership and strong project management in the planning and delivery of a variety of projects across this major high-profile account – with a focus on their technical production. Responsibilities include quality delivery of events, ensuring best practise of this global programme, team management plus health & safety.  You’ll work closely with the global management team, client servicing, project and creative teams and must be prepared to be client facing at all times. Relationship building at all levels from client workshops to engaging with local authorities, counsels and venues. Experience of managing teams is important as you will be managing freelance production managers at times and more junior production staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage delivery of all production on large scale production heavy projects
  • Identify new partners and review existing suppliers
  • Undertake project debriefs, share insights with production teams
  • Attend client workshops representing production, operational & H&S
  • Support development of new client relationships
  • Financial management
  • Collaborate closely with the creative team
  • Take initiative in moving projects forward
  • Provide leadership to freelance and junior team members

Capable of managing large scale, complex budgets, you’ll be an experienced Production Manager either mid-weight and looking for the next step up, or an existing Senior Production Manager, with a track record of delivering exhibitions and live events ideally on an international basis.  You will have excellent communication, relationship building and organisational skills with strong attention to detail. The role is based in London office but due to the nature of the work you will also be required to travel on a regular basis, occasionally for extended periods.
Experience and skills required:

  • Exhibition and live event delivery, including greenfield ideally
  • Strong understanding of health and safety
  • Strong leaderships skills – experience managing perm and freelance resource
  • Used to working internationally ideally
  • Finance management systems
  • Excellent client facing and supplier liaison skills
  • Team- orientated, good leadership skills
  • Flexible, calm under pressure, highly organised
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiations skills
  • Interested in new technology
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, confident
  • Proficient in Google Drive, Microsoft Office suite of programs, PowerPoint and CAD

This role is with a leading agency and will put you at the heart of a creatively lead superlative event production team. If your experience and ambitions match the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and “Apply” now.