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We're building a new kind of team. One made up of grand thinkers, 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

Expand < Senior Account Director
EMEA Region

Position Title: Senior Account Director

Location: London

Reports to: Client Services leader for Europe

Date: May 2017

Primary job purpose:

Primary client interface for all aspects of GPJ services and client satisfaction, working on behalf of the client’s marketing functions, the successful candidate will –

• Assist clients to evolve event marketing strategies and objectives, together with building a portfolio aligned to the overall UK business and marketing strategies and objectives.

• Develop assessments on event investments, applying industry knowledge, analytical tools and competitive intelligence to deliver deeper insight.

• Knowledge of the client’s UK business and marketing priorities, issues and behaviours.

• Apply/monitor execution standards aligned to the client’s marketing imperatives and brand integrity.

• Initiate, promote and transfer best practices to and from other markets.

Key Accountabilities:

Client Services

• Provide the clients with consultancy service and expert knowledge of how their objectives and challenges can be realised through the events medium.

• Be the key point person at GPJ to the client, providing strategic guidance, driving consistency and standardisation, cost efficiencies and the application of best practices.

• Support Marketing teams and GPJ to implement event marketing strategies and best practices.

• Conduct regular agency reviews with clients to demonstrate and articulate GPJ’s added value.

Marketing Strategy:

• Strategic consulting and Program planning - build expertise of the clients’ business and marketing objectives as well as industry and country knowledge.

• Analyse ongoing performance of clients’ events portfolio and recommend adjustments to portfolio and event programs for continuous improvements in meeting strategic and ROI objectives.

• Consult GPJ Experience team in developing strategic proposals for event marketing concepts/programs

• Leverage GPJ Market Intelligence team to evaluate 3rd party sponsorship opportunities as well as event marketing strategies/tactics of clients’ competitors and changing marketing trends e.g. social media behaviours.

End to end Campaign Project Management:

• Coordinating the overall planning, implementation and execution of a series of client campaigns in conjunction with the end-to-end campaign strategy in order to meet business goals.

• Working closely with client stakeholders and partner agency to help define campaign objectives, client journey, lead objectives and funding source in order to support end to end campaign design.

• Setting up and coordinating the project management system, including cadence calls, project plan and communities.

• Identify and manage all event related content requirements including, Pre & Post Event Communication, Speakers & Demo Content, Messaging Plans, E-nurturing Plans, Digital aspects and tactics.

Personal Specification:

Education/Background:

• The ideal candidate will preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a strong background in Marketing / Communications.

Experience:

• The right candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in marketing strategy, planning and project management. This can include experience in event marketing or media planning, market research and analysis, and/or marketing consulting.

• Agency experience is an advantage.

• Experience in and/or knowledge of the technology/IT industry is a plus.

Skills:

• Excellent communication, presentation and relationship skills.

• Critical thinking and good analytical skills.

• Ability to think ‘out of the box’ and approach situations in an innovative way.

• Computer literate – MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

• Comfortable with using social media tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. and leveraging key social media platforms for insight gathering.

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Expand < Graphics Project Manager
EMEA Region

Position Title: Graphics Project Manager

Location: UK – Kingston upon Thames, KT1

Reports to: Graphics Production Director

Date: April 2017

Summary

We are seeking a highly organised, self-motivated Project Manager of graphics production.

Depending on the nature of the project, the work we produce ranges from digital and social experiences through to event branding to exhibition stands.

Our Creative Directors ensure that all of our work exceeds the clients’ expectations of brand communication, our designers ensure they adhere to the creative vision and brand guidleines; the Project Manager must make sure assets are delivered on time, on-budget and at the highest quality.

The Graphics Project Manager will work with the Graphics Producer (GP) across all projects. Once the intial creative concept is signed off the GPM will take briefs for content from Client Services as well as clients and manage the briefing of artwork and approval process through to file supply to the printers. This can be large and small format print work. It requires an extensive level of attention to detail and ability to work to tight turnaround times. On-site recces – often involving travel overseas - will be a common feature of the workload: The GPM will also be working with the GP and 2D Lead to plot an entire “customer journey” though a venue, measuring, proposing and agreeing materials and methods etc. Experience of branded environments and a full range of communication media - technologies and techniques - will be a major asset.

Care and attention to detail are critical to the success of our events. An often lengthy production process culminates in an intense installation where the benefits of careful planning have to be balanced with the flexibility tomake quick decisions.

The successful candidate will be able to drive a project and team of suppliers to create results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

The role straddles the design and production disciplines of GPJ. Working with the Creative Team, the successful candidate will be instrumental to the overall success of the project.

Projects evolve and clients change their minds – a cooperative and flexible attitude will be required across the full project cycle.

Key Accountabilities:

Manage through project-specific production process

Taking an evolving brief in conjunction with the Creative Director/2D Lead.

  • Extensive experience of print production processes
  • Briefing in 2D artwork and managing process
  • Collating content from internal and external contacts for artwork production
  • Experience of specifying a wide range of print types and scales
  • Track the project using Google Docs to detail every piece of branded collateral
  • Work with the local supplier in acting as the client’s guardian in managing production of artwork
  • Knowledge and expertise in the areas of exhibition graphics
  • Work with event team for onsite delivery mechanism to be in place at all events and supervise the overall delivery
  • Specifying collateral and liaising with all aspects of the production process
  • Extensive material knowledge of materials for large format printing
  • Experience in high volume artwork production
  • Experience of large scale event production Lead by Example
  • A ‘can-do’ enthusiasm that prioritises the success of the project and the client’s satisfaction with the results.
  • Over-sight of on-site installation teams including a ‘hands-on’ role if required
  • Communication with multiple suppliers in different countries- strong communication is a must Requirements:
  • Proven excellent project management skills
  • Budget costing and control – expertise with spreadsheets
  • Timeline management
  • Knowledge and expertise of print buying
  • Ability to manage and plan requirements across multiple projects and accounts to ensure that clients timelines and expectations are met
  • Evaluate and liaise with UK event team and foreign print suppliers
  • Client Management experience
  • Quality control and proof reading skills
  • Attention to detail

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Expand < Business Development and Marketing Executive
EMEA Region

Position Title: Business Development & Marketing Executive

Location: (UK) Kingston upon Thames, KT1

Reports to: Business Development & Marketing Manager

Date: April 2017

Contract: Initial fixed term contract – Progression to permanent role based on performance

Summary

The Business Development and Marketing Executive will be assisting the Business Development and Marketing team with the development and management of marketing communications and business development activities in support of the brand and business goals of GPJ.

Reporting into the Business Development and Marketing Manager (BDMM) and working with a wide range of colleagues across the organisation, the role is key to delivering growth for the agency. The Business Development & Marketing Executive will be expected to communicate with several clients, prospects and partners to deliver various marketing communications activities. These activities will range from the delivery of marketing strategies to the execution of marketing programmes designed to raise brand awareness, acquire new clients and develop existing client and partner loyalty.

Marketing programmes will include internal and external communications as implemented through advertising, PR, online and direct marketing, and will include marketing and sales collateral production and management.

Key tasks will include managing the daily marketing and communications activities, undertake new business research, update website and social media content, assist in the completion of RFI’s, co-ordinate GPJ owned events and some administrative support to team.

This is a busy role with a wide remit and requires an energetic candidate with good, all round project management/marketing experience. A good eye for detail is essential as is copywriting and possessing a positive, open minded approach.

Key Accountabilities

Marketing & PR

  • support the BDMM in enhancing the company's image and visibility in the marketplace
  • support the BDMM in coordinating external PR campaigns directly with press and in conjunction with external agency activity
  • assist with co-ordinating and creating awards entries
  • creating and updating of case studies and credential documents
  • manage the business development and marketing internal folders
  • support the BDMM in the delivery of internal communications.

Business Development

  • update and maintain GPJ CRM system to aid with the management of new business prospects
  • support development of new business opportunities with the BDMM
  • assist in developing materials/presentations for business development
  • research and profile targeted client prospects
  • list text heresupport the BDMM in the development and presentation of proposals
  • list text hereassist in creating and running GPJ owned events
  • manage the online RFP 365 database of all RFI and RFP questions

Requirements:

  • you will have 2-3 years’ experience working for an agency or event industry supplier in marketing, sales or client service.
  • ideally you will have experience of delivering creative marketing campaigns aimed at generating new leads and retaining existing clients.
  • demonstrated excellent communication and writing skills
  • proven ability for copywriting, editing and proof reading (and an excellent command of the English language)
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • creative thinker
  • self-motivated, positive and tenacious
  • demonstrated ability to establish and manage processes
  • entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude
  • degree qualification, or equivalent experience
  • you must have the legal right to live and work in the UK

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Expand < Production Manager
EMEA Region

Position Title: Production Manager

Location: UK – Kingston upon Thames, KT1

Reports to: Technical Director

Date: April 2017

Position Summary

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Production Manager plays a key role in maintaining the quality of services provided by the Production team at GPJ, being ultimately responsible for all production services that are offered to clients.

Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate will be passionate and enthusiastic about delivering extremely high quality productions that set a new industry standard. It is vital that our Production Managers are experts in their field with experience of delivering large shows internationally.

We are looking for someone who is confident and knowledgeable, able to quickly identify the best solution to achieve the Producer or Creative Director’s vision. An individual who will always push suppliers hard to deliver their very best, ensuring a faultless end result for our clients.

Shows will include large keynote presentations to audiences of many thousands, parties for similar sized audiences, smaller bespoke conferences, management of multiple breakout rooms, large scale public events, multiple stand exhibitions and individual tailor made stands, launches and unusual experience marketing campaigns.

A comprehensive understanding and genuine interest in the very latest developments in video, sound, lighting, staging and technology will ensure this candidate is a “go to person” for production related enquiries as we strive to push the boundaries of what is possible in a live event.

Although not a core part of the role, client handling skills will be a major benefit to any potential candidate. It is important that our Production Managers instil confidence with clients, are able to talk to them knowledgably and confidently about technical production issues and can portray the professional image for which GPJ are renowned. In addition we would need you to be able to establish strong relationships across the business, with fellow colleagues and external suppliers, both face-to-face, verbally and in writing.

Naturally, we would expect all applicants to be able to demonstrate strong IT skills; as a minimum MS Office (Excel skills must be particularly strong) and ideally the ability to produce CAD plans would be a real benefit. Project Management skills are paramount – being thoroughly adept at deploying appropriate resources and running multiple timelines in order to hit both internal and external deadlines. In addition to a strong familiarisation with Health & Safety best practices and regulations, we need someone with the strength of character to be able to ensure that our H&S policy is strictly adhered to on-site.

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 Production Manager, an enthusiast who works well in a team environment and can lead the technical team on-site. Personality and fit within the wider GPJ team are important credentials.

In summary

  • Substantial level of previous experience as a Production Manager within the events industry
  • Substantial level of experience managing multiple large-scale events simultaneously – Keynotes for 4000 people, 20 x simultaneous breakout rooms, 2000Sqm(+) exhibition stand build all in a leading role.
  • Experience of the production of premium brand automotive activations would also be a benefit.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of all technical disciplines, including sound, lighting, video, set construction and rigging
  • IT literate – strong IT skills; AutoCad is preferable, together with MS Office (Excel skills must be particularly strong) and ideally, experience in utilising a time/cost accounting package.
  • Able to establish strong relationships across the business, with clients and external suppliers, both face-to-face, verbally and in writing.
  • Project management – must be thoroughly adept at deploying appropriate resources and running multiple timelines in order to meet both internal and external deadlines
  • Budget management – demonstrated experience in putting together, managing and reconciling project budgets of up to £2,000,000, production equipment budgets of over £500,000 and stand build budgets over £1,000,000.

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Expand < Registration Manager
EMEA Region

Position Title: Registration Manager

Location: (UK) Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1

Reports to: Head of Department

Date: March 2017

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 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.

George P. Johnson - 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 upmost 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.

Position Summary:

The Registration Project Manager is responsible for managing the end to end delivery of an event or multiple events. This position requires excellent communication, organisation, leadership and problem-solving skills.

They are responsible for ensuring that all project elements function effectively and offer professional service to both internal & external clients. Delegates event programs to assigned team members and exercises independent judgment in the resolution of conflicts and issues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Determines the registration scope and creates, reviews and edits project timelines and project plans to ensure programs are on track
  • Partners with the IT Project Manager to understand the technical specifications for the registration and reporting
  • Primary client and internal contact for registration related information and issues
  • Proficient in various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
  • Delegates responsibilities and tasks to assigned team members and provides ongoing mentoring
  • Completes operational documents for updating team members and training
  • Manages data integrity and prepares client reporting
  • Providing consultant type role as a “Subject Matter Expert” for others in the Company

Scope of Responsibility:

  • To ensure that all client’s needs are met while maintaining the professional standards that George P. Johnson has set
  • Must respect client privacy standards as it is sometimes necessary to work on multiple events with different clients in a competitive market
  • Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the company

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Essential:

  • Significant level of demonstrated project management skills are required to manage both internal & external stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Strong leadership skills to manage the project team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented, strong organisational skills
  • Pro-active and creative thinker
  • Candidate must be a team player
  • Broad level of technical skills and comfortable working in multiple technical environments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook
  • Candidate must be comfortable working in multiple technical environments (training would be provided on any systems that may be required to use)

Highly Desirable:

  • Event industry experience (3 years preferred)
  • Capable of communicating another European language
  • Experience with an agency environment is a definite advantage

Work Environment:

  • Candidate will work primarily in an office environment with heavy emphasis on computer and phone work.
  • This is an office based role in our Kingston Upon Thames office
  • There will be a requirement to travel to event locations
  • Working hours are 8am – 4.30pm / 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 hours stated and occasional weekends

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Expand < Senior Coordinator - EXP
EMEA Region

Position Title: Senior Coordinator - EXP

Location: (UK) Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1

Reports to: Registration Project Manager

Date: March 2017

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 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.

George P. Johnson - 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 upmost 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.

Position Summary:

The Senior Coordinator – EXP is tasked with ensure the team provides high-quality customer service to our delegates. This position requires excellent communication, organisation and problem-solving skills from a candidate who has a positive attitude and is a team player.

They will engage in training to develop their knowledge on the client’s programmes and become the “go-to” person for the team to escalate queries and issues to. They will also work directly with the client and the Global Registration Managers to make sure knowledge is updated.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing consultant type role as a “Subject Matter Expert” for others in the company
  • Working directly with the Client on general attendee and registration queries, as well as programme-specific queries
  • Identify areas where operational efficiencies could be gained
  • Working with management to complete operational documents to train and update team members
  • Supervise and train current and new team members
  • Maintain client databases
  • Proficient in various software applications, such as spreadsheets and client’s internal system (training will be provided), to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
  • Communicates and updates the Contact Centre with all relevant event information
  • Answering phones in a timely manner with a professional and pleasant demeanour
  • Responding to emails within 24 hours; this is a team effort and all team members must contribute as equally as possible. We are contractually obligated to answer emails within one business day
  • Responding to live chats, if required by the event/client

Scope of Responsibility:

  • To ensure that the client’s needs are met, while maintaining the professional standards that George P. Johnson has set.
  • Must respect client privacy standards as it is sometimes necessary to work on multiple events with different clients in a competitive market.
  • Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the company

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Essential:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented individual
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Candidate must be a team player
  • Candidate must be able to work with the client, suppliers/partners and colleagues in multiple locations and time zones, as needed
  • Candidate must be comfortable working in multiple technical environments (training would be provided on any systems that may be required to use)

Highly Desirable:

  • Capable of communicating another European language
  • Experience in a Call Centre

Work Environment:

  • Candidate will work primarily in an office environment with heavy emphasis on computer and phone work.
  • This is an office based role in our Kingston Upon Thames office
  • Working hours are 8am – 4.30pm / 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

Apply now

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As a GPJ intern, you’ll act as a vital source of energy, inspiration and knowledge to every part of the team. Just like a full-time employee, fresh ideas, current trends and a whatever-it-takes attitude are your responsibility from Day 1. In return, we’ll capture, promote and champion your personal and professional goals while exposing you to all aspects of the agency lifestyle.

Do you have what it takes to be part of the GPJ team? Are you passionate, driven and looking to push yourself? Most importantly, are you hungry to learn what it takes to be the #1 global experience marketing agency in the world? Then apply now for the GPJ Internship Program, and prepare to experience a whole new world.

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