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We're building a new kind of team. One made up of pioneers, creators and makers; of those excited to run head-on into the challenges facing the world's most respected brands. This team is harnessing the power of experiential in all its forms to create mind-blowing experiences and drive industry-leading business performance. Sound exciting? Then let's talk. Check out our available positions below, and let us know what you're going to bring to the team.

Project: WorldWide and its subsidiary Agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Benefits

We expect a lot from our people, so it’s fair for them to expect a lot from us. A sample of the benefits we provide includes:

  • 25 days holiday each year
  • GPJ Birthday Day –
    a day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Contributory pension scheme and
    regular personal finance seminars
  • Life assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Regular social events including
    All Company get-togethers,
    summer and Christmas parties
  • Annual employee peer
    recognition awards
  • Comprehensive
    healthcare insurance
  • Corporate rate
    gym membership

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Expand < Accounts Payable Assistant
EMEA Region

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

Today, we still answer to no one but ourselves. Our business is our business. And that means we focus on what we do best - and how best to do it. It’s an independence that gives us the freedom to be totally transparent. A liberation that keeps us flexible, practical and positively realistic.

Our clear strategic thinking and perceptive creative, breathes life into brands. It’s what turns our goals – and those of our clients, into results. We’re happy working wherever the brief takes us. At home or abroad. On the huge or the hugely important. Our scalability enables us to answer briefs of all shapes and sizes - effectively and efficiently.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Primary job purpose: The Accounts Payable Assistant will assist the AP Coordinator in dealing with invoice processing, payments and petty cash.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processing received purchase invoices, ensuring the correct coding is captured
  • Processing vendor payments as part of a payment run according to their due dates
  • Handling and reconciling of petty cash/float payments and receipts
  • Processing and payment of employee expense claims
  • Dealing with suppliers and complex invoice queries
  • Reconciling supplier accounts/statements and resolving any discrepancies by telephone, email etc.
  • Maintenance of the aged creditors report, escalating overdue items where applicable
  • Any other ad-hoc activities as directed by the AP Coordinator/Financial Controller

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working within an end to end accounts payable function or similar.
  • Experience of dealing with invoices/payments denominated in foreign currencies is desirable.
  • A basic understanding of VAT principles.
  • Working knowledge of finance systems as well as MS Office applications.
  • The ability to communicate with suppliers and colleagues at all levels are also essential for this role.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work well using their own initiative.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignment.

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Expand < Talent & Culture Coordinator
EMEA Region

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

George P. Johnson are seeking a Talent & Culture Coordinator, to support our busy Talent & Culture team in a fast-paced, highly creative environment.

The Role

The Talent & Culture Coordinator will be the bed rock of the organisation’s HR function. They will co-ordinate and support the end to end cycle of Talent within the organisation. As part of a team led by the Head of Talent and Culture, they will report to the Talent and Culture Manager and will help drive the Talent and Culture strategic aims across GPJ.

The Responsibilities

The Talent and Culture Coordinator be the first point of contact for all the business with regards to employee data, HR systems, processes and systems.

The Detail

Overall:

  • Support, monitor and report on all activity to drive Talent and Culture strategy.
  • Business Partner with project co-ordinators and associate producers.
  • Attend meetings, take minutes and undertake general HR administrative duties.
  • Report, conduct weekly, monthly, quarterly management reports as requested.
  • Create, support and share best practice across GPJ.
  • Support cultural and operational change where necessary.
  • PA support for the Head of Talent.

Talent and Culture Focus Areas:

  • Recruitment – support and coordinate recruitment processes, go to market, collate CV’s, set up interviews, meet and greet candidates.
  • Onboarding - set up and organise the running of inductions for all new London starters including new account set ups.
  • Graduate & Intern Programmes - support, set up, co-ordinate programmes, track, report.
  • Career Progression & Competencies - support in development of career pathways, monitor and input data. Input competencies and help support the mapping of talent.
  • Performance Management - support performance management process bi-annual cycle. Chase objective setting; collecting and tracking appraisals and distribution of compensation statements etc.
  • Employee Relations & Data - ensure all employee payroll is up to date & monitored; gather and input data. Maintain & update systems, BreatheHR & Workday. Respond to and support employee relations, grievances, absences, sickness, flexible working, parental leave etc.
  • Policy - supporting and creating (where necessary) people management documentation (employee contracts, drafting offer letters, change to terms & conditions etc).
  • L&D strategy – support, co-ordinate, develop and where applicable deliver training sessions. Monitor budget and track employee training. Liaise and set up external providers and co-ordinate internal logistics.
  • EOS & Evaluation – Supporting in the rollout of EOS & training evaluations; inputting data, analysis and collating headlines for reporting.
  • Coaching & Mentoring - support and co-ordinate the development and implementation of specific programmes.
  • Compensation & Benefits - assisting and co-ordinate benefit processes and liaising with benefit providers such as pension, medical insurance, childcare vouchers, gym etc. Supporting with compensation processes, letters etc.

About You:

  • Displays integrity, honesty, reliability, responsiveness and openness to be trusted by internal teams and suppliers.
  • People intrigue you and you are passionate about their development and experience at GPJ.
  • You strive to ensure employees are performing well for the business and in line with their individual and company ambitions.
  • You have a natural instinct for what people are really feeling and can get them to open up to you
  • You’re resilient to people pressures.
  • You are a problem solver and are always searching for the best solution for our business and culture.
  • You’re a team player always willing to support those around you.
  • Open and warm, yet professional – people see you as a trusted confidante and advisor with the ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy.

Your Background, Skills & Experience:

  • Previous work experience in a similar role (HR Administrator, HR Coordinator).
  • Strong computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook.
  • Can adapt to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Thrives under pressure with an ability to juggle changing responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and is astute.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Honest, responsible, diligent, organised and knowledgeable.

About us

Company benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday each year
  • GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Comprehensive healthcare insurance
  • Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

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Expand < Integrated Producer
EMEA Region

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full-service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

Today, we still answer to no one but ourselves. Our business is our business. And that means we focus on what we do best - and how best to do it. It’s an independence that gives us the freedom to be totally transparent. A liberation that keeps us flexible, practical and positively realistic.

Our clear strategic thinking and perceptive creative, breathes life into brands. It’s what turns our goals – and those of our clients, into results. We’re happy working wherever the brief takes us. At home or abroad. On the huge or the hugely important. Our scalability enables us to answer briefs of all shapes and sizes - effectively and efficiently.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Summary/Primary job purpose:

  • As a Producer your primary function is to be the production lead and client production interface for a wide variety of different live events.
  • You will receive, challenge and understand a new business brief and be responsible for developing and driving the response to it, to include concept development, presentation writing and delivery of the proposal at the stand up presentation, in collaboration with the Creative Director and Account Director.
  • You will be responsible for driving and developing the creative idea, to ensure it answers the client brief and sets a new benchmark for production excellence.
  • To give leadership and guidance to clients to ensure their message is communicated effectively to their audience and that their business objectives are being met.
  • You will be a direct point of contact point for the client and internal Account Directors regarding project specific production related issues.
  • You will oversee and push to maximise the profitability of each production to ensure we maximise our margin and continue to grow the business.
  • You will build and manage the production team required to deliver each production, managing the budget and ensuring all client deadlines are met.
  • You will be responsible for developing business opportunities with existing and new clients and developing our relationship with the client’s senior management.
  • You will be required to manage your own time and complete timesheets on a weekly basis.

How the role integrates with GPJ’s objectives:

  • Supports the main business objectives of GPJ by ensuring we deliver the very highest quality event production solutions and that our clients’ goals are met and exceeded.
  • Increasing the visibility of GPJ within the events industry as a world leading production agency, recognised for being the best at what we do.
  • Ensures that GPJ offer our clients great thought leadership in how to communicate their messages effectively to their audience, using all the very latest production tools to ensure our events are truly cutting edge.

Travel:

  • This role requires frequent travel, principally within Europe, but often extending to the USA, and infrequently to Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Travel may be required at very short notice.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be passionate, enthusiastic, driven and entrepreneurial about delivering extremely high -quality productions that set a new industry standard. It is vital that our Producer is an expert in their field with solid experience of delivering large international shows.

We are looking for someone who is confident and knowledgeable, able to understand what a job requires and pull together the sometimes-conflicting wishes of creative, technical and client services to deliver the best solution for the client. The Producer must be an individual who will always push and support fellow team members and suppliers hard to deliver their very best, ensuring faultless end results.

Shows are likely to include large keynote presentations to audiences of many thousands, parties for similar sized audiences, smaller bespoke “boutique” conferences, management of multiple session rooms, large scale public events, multiple stand exhibitions and individual tailor made stands, launches, experiential marketing campaigns, public events, B2B & B2C. A broad experience and passion for producing events in all these different environments are key elements for this role.

An understanding and genuine interest in the latest developments in video, sound, lighting, staging and technology will help as we strive to push the boundaries of what is possible in a live event. More importantly the Producer must be able to get beneath the client’s skin, to understand their brand and business objectives, to be able talk their language and to provide valuable contributions to discussions about content development and key message delivery. The opinion of the Producer is one the client must value highly and seek at every opportunity if we are to provide that top-level consultancy that our clients are demanding.

It goes without saying that strong client handling skills are a must for any producer. They must be comfortable working with the very biggest global business leaders, political world leaders, world famous entertainers and groundbreaking intellectuals from the world of science and education.

It is important that our Producer instills confidence with clients and those they are working with, is able to talk to them knowledgably and confidently about production issues and can portray the professional and dynamic image for which GPJ are renowned.

New business development is a key feature of what we look for in a Producer, working with our New Business department to help drive our response to RFP’s and win new business. This is an area where the producer is expected to take the lead, to be proactive and able to manage their workload to accommodate late requests for assistance. It needs a self-motivator with a “can do” attitude who is never backward in coming forward with new ideas and ways to help move our business forward.

Naturally, we would expect all applicants to be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and reconcile large and complex budgets, a level of commercial acumen to ensure our margins are met and grown, team management, project management and a high level of creative sensitivity to complement and support the work of the Creative Directors.

We require a strong sense of loyalty, integrity and discretion at GPJ, and all employees need to have the ability to work well under pressure, remaining meticulous and maintaining attention to detail with strong completion skills.

Above all, we want someone who enjoys being a Producer, an enthusiast who works well in a team environment and can lead a project from start to finish, with the personality that can fit within the wider GPJ team.

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Expand < Registration Technical Support
EMEA Region

Summary:

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and personable, someone who is confident, proactive and enjoys getting things done. This person will need to be a people person, enjoy and value the importance of good processes and someone who is confident with using a variety of different software systems, that are taught as part of the on-boarding.

Above all, we want someone who is unflappable and really enjoys organising and dealing with people. Personality and fit within the wider GPJ team are important credentials as our success is built upon our strong team spirit.

GPJ Web Based Event Services (WBES) Department Overview:

The WBES department is the first touch point for our client’s attendees and partners who are attending their events, so this first impression is of the up most importance. A large proportion of all roles in the department is answering and responding to attendee’s requests via phone and email exchange. The department is responsible for delivering over 100 events so high energy levels are essential, a willingness to learn on your feet, having a great attention to detail and the ability to collaborate with your colleagues in wide-ranging situations.

The WBES department is made up of Senior Registration Project managers and Registration Project managers that lead clients, these are the people who you would be interacting with daily in order to meet client deadlines.

Specific Responsibilities:

This role is multiple facetted, requiring interaction with the Registration Project Manager and IT manager in the organisation and planning of onsite technology for 30 events annually, this includes going onsite to support the deliveries. This requires strong project management and communication skills and the ability to work off a timeline. The role will also require you to support the customer service team and at times the IT department in the day to day running of the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Pre-event preparation of all onsite hardware, updates, configuration, maintenance, etc.
  • Management of the hardware shipment to onsite locations and it’s return
  • Inventory management of all hardware
  • Project manage internal & external requirements within timelines
  • Manage multiple events simultaneously with ability to prioritise effectively
  • Be the client’s IT contact while onsite
  • Support delegate queries via email and telephone ensuring customer service levels are maintained
  • Interaction with Registration Project and IT Manager to provide ongoing updates
  • Managing external suppliers
  • Supporting the IT department with helpdesk requests (primary hardware support)
  • Assisting the IT onboarding function
  • Assisting with rebuilding hardware
  • Meeting room AV support when needed
  • An established and proactive problem solver ensuring processes are clear and adhered

Personal Specification

People Skills

The position requires proactive interaction with peers and colleagues across the business. Being able to go the extra mile to make sure that our clients and partners are always satisfied. You need to have the ability to work independently and manage own workload in a fast paced environment and the ability to retain and recall information. Ability to deal with multiple requests from multiple different people, with confidence and the ability to prioritise. Being friendly and collaborative is essential to the success of this role.

Essential:

  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure
  • Proven project management skills
  • Collaborative
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills to include managing concurrent tasks efficiently
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to work unsupervised
  • Needs to have strong overall Microsoft office skills, especially Excel
  • Proven history of demonstrating a high level of professionalism
  • Strong written (i.e. good standard of spelling and grammar) and verbal communication skills are essential
  • A clear and friendly telephone voice, with confidence to handle difficult phone queries
  • A professional attitude when dealing with delegates
  • Able to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Problem solver and solutions focused
  • Flexible working approach with ability to work evenings/weekends as needed and away from home/overseas as required
  • 6-12 months’ experience in event planning environment preferred

Highly Desirable:

  • A good level of technical skills and comfortable working in multiple technical environments
  • Capable of communicating in another European language
  • Experience within a marketing agency would be an advantage

Work Environment:

  • Candidate will work primarily in an office environment with heavy emphasis on computer work
  • This is an office-based role in our Southwark, London office
  • Working hours are 9am - 5.30pm with an hour for lunch from Monday to Friday
  • There may be at times a requirement to work longer than the above and occasional weekends
  • Travelling onsite for events is a requirement

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

George P Johnson

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full-service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

Today, we still answer to no one but ourselves. Our business is our business. And that means we focus on what we do best - and how best to do it. It’s an independence that gives us the freedom to be totally transparent. A liberation that keeps us flexible, practical and positively realistic.

Our clear strategic thinking and perceptive creative, breathes life into brands. It’s what turns our goals – and those of our clients, into results. We’re happy working wherever the brief takes us. At home or abroad. On the huge or the hugely important. Our scalability enables us to answer briefs of all shapes and sizes - effectively and efficiently.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Apply now

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