Taking an overall lead from the Head of Technical Production and reporting into a senior member of the Integrated Production team, the Integrated Production Manager (or Technical Producer) plays a key role in maintaining the quality of services provided within the Technical delivery discipline of the Integrated Production team at GPJ, being ultimately responsible for all technical production services that are offered to clients.
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 Integrated 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 Integrated 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 pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a live event.
Further, you will be digitally savvy, open to exploring the role of emerging tech (AR+VR/Mobile/AI/IoT/Cloud) in helping bring our concepts to life. We’d expect active participation in shaping how we can produce work that uses digital tactics to engage with the experiences we create.
Client handling skills will be a major benefit to any potential candidate. It is important that our Integrated 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. A strong familiarisation with Health & Safety best practises and regulations is also desirable, with the strength of character to be able to ensure that our H&S policy is strictly adhered to on-site.
Above all, we want someone who enjoys being an Integrated Production Manager but is willing to explore the opportunities that being part of a wider Integrated Production team also offers.
Mindset and behaviours
Straightforward: An effective communicator – Be honest, clear and constructive with your communications. It also means listening, being open-minded. (You can't display empathy or emotional intelligence if you do not listen) Leading and supporting courageous conversations.
Accountability: Hold yourselves responsible and accountable for the effect your influence has on your team and the organisation as a whole.
Progressive: Demonstrate a curiosity to constantly question, innovate and be open to and identify, new ways of working. Inspire your team and peers to learn, grow and be curious.
Inclusive: Demonstrate empathy, adaptability and organisational awareness.
Confident: Challenge clients and suppliers in order to get to a better result/outcome; be confident in our abilities/position within the industry.
- Demonstrate a calm and positive attitude
- Adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working (priorities and requirements can frequently change in an agency)
- Be willing to help other people within the project, across depts.
- Curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business, tech solutions
- Solutions focused/ creative problem solver – presenting solutions to roadblocks in order to move forward
- A challenger – always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
- Persistent and patient – persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrating empathy in understanding agency and client partners’ workload
- Truly passionate about planning and delivering a best-in-class event
- Decisive, with the ability to make several decisions at once, and quickly