Production Manager

Location: 
Based at home
Salary: 
Based on experience
Level: 
Experienced
Type: 
Permanent
Posted: 
23 Nov 2021

Established in 2006, Broadsword is a growing event communications agency. Our clients are large, well-known companies and with a portfolio of in person, hybrid and virtual global event experiences, video production and content creation, we are a fantastic company for an enthusiastic and high achieving Production Manager to develop their career and join our close knit team. 

Overview

As a Production Manager at Broadsword, you will take the lead on the technical and production aspects of a selection of projects from pitch stage and initial conception, through to its successful completion. You will be comfortable as the main point of contact for clients, able to monitor project budgets, milestones and deadlines and coordinate project teams and external contractors, ensuring successful delivery is maintained to the satisfaction of the client.

You will be based at home with travel to client offices and on-site as required however close proximity to London is required. 

Event Specific Responsibilities 

  • To understand the client’s objectives, and work closely with them on the event content, plan, structure, and message
  • Timeline management
  • Budget management – to understand priorities around the financial success of a project, maintain an overall budget, negotiate contracts, analyse financial data, and make commercial decisions to protect profitability
  • To attend site visits in an advisory role to discuss and develop logistical solutions for the client brief
  • To work with the head of production to ensure the project team is correctly resourced, recruiting, inducting, and managing freelance staff as required
  • To book solutions via third party suppliers, ensuring that the solutions meet the brief, and that expectations are clearly communicated to the suppliers.
  • To oversee the entire pre-event process and ensure the brief and proposal is delivered, project objectives and customer expectations are met 
  • To manage the planning of the build and installation of a live show, including the coordination of streaming, lighting, sound, video, set and staging, electrical infrastructure, communications and any other equipment, permissions, and licensing necessary for the event
  • To manage the assessment of health and safety requirements and creation of risk assessments and method statements 
  • On site coordination, including overseeing 3rd parties to ensure that the event goes smoothly
  • To be the primary point of contact for the client, answering questions and resolving issues that arise over the course of the event
  • Post event completion of costs, invoicing and all related paperwork

General Responsibilities

  • To design and implement efficient and accessible processes and best practices for event delivery
  • Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • To develop a trusted advisor relationship with key accounts
  • To know and implement Broadsword best practices and serve as a champion for the Broadsword Way” 
  • To establish and utilise strong working relationships with others, be adaptive in style of communication to yield the best outcome
  • To be proactive in supporting other members of the team wherever possible

And any other reasonable tasks or duties as direct by your manager or senior member of staff. 

What we are looking for

Being an event production manager is not easy. Here’s what we’re looking for; you will need to be able to demonstrate all of these things. 

You need to be highly organised, our deadlines can’t move! You’ll be able to communicate effectively with the CEOs of large organisations just as well as with the technical teams we work with around the world. You can demonstrate a high level of IT literacy and are able to pick up and learn new software quickly. We’ve been doing a lot of that lately! You are technically minded, you don’t need to know it all (nobody does), but you do need to be able to understand complex technical solutions, explain them clearly and apply them appropriately. An enthusiasm for a new challenge and a hunger to learn new skills is hugely important. The events industry and our company have changed beyond recognition in the last two years, being able to adapt is more important now than ever before. 

You might be a senior technician within the events industry looking for a new challenge, or you may be someone looking to move into events from a related area such as broadcast or theatre. You may have a few years as a production manager under your belt already and want to join us as we grow over the coming years. A large proportion of your work is likely to be in venues in and around London, so we need you to be able to travel to Central London regularly.

If you have the background and skills outlined, and would relish working in a great team, please email recruitment@wearebroadsword.com with your latest CV, plus a cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the role.