Executive Producer

Job Purpose

As Executive Producer you will provide best-in-class industry expertise for the Integrated Production services within GPJ UK. You will play a pivotal role in translating our clients’ objectives and messaging into an engaging story which motivates the target audience to change their behaviours. Having crafted a solution to address the client’s business challenge, in collaboration with colleagues in the Strategy & Planning, Creative, Digital and Account Management, you will work with the Integrated Production team to deliver the project on time, on budget and on brief.

GPJ will look to you to be the standard bearer and champion of your area of Integrated Production expertise within the business, balancing the needs to provide excellent service to our clients, commercial success for GPJ and the continued growth and development of their competency across the agency’s Integrated Production team.

Key Responsibilities 

Operational Delivery

  • Manage large scale project/s, often simultaneously – align appropriate resource and lead a team to deliver based on skill, experience for the client
  • Whilst operationally focused, less involved in the day to day delivery of a project, but advising, driving best practices and troubleshooting across the business
  • Accountable for determining the scope for Integrated Production elements within new projects and pitches, thinking commercially about use of people’s time
  • Responsible for the creation and ongoing management of project timelines and plans to ensure programmes are on track and in line with project plan
  • Development and/or approval of budgets, timelines and management of suppliers, in response to specific client and business needs
  • Overall accountability for the quality of projects delivered
  • Ensure we are working with best in class partners and vendors, with regular negotiations to drive value, profitability and efficiency 

Talent Management

  • Feed into and supporting the identification and recruitment of the best industry talent
  • Understanding and being able to communicate knowledge of the skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department
  • Support the Head of Integrated Production with successfully casting the appropriate resource to the accounts and projects you are responsible for
  • Demonstrate strong leadership attributes, managing large teams across the business, driving change, challenging the status quo, driving best practice
  • Able to clearly communicate performance expectations to line reports and project teams
  • Ability to nurture, grow and develop the team
  • Drive, support and champion Talent initiatives where agreed and necessary

New Business Development

  • Manage all Integrated Production elements of the pitch process
  • Responsible for providing engaging and inspiring responses to RFPs on time, on budget
  • Provide a detailed budget for relevant areas of a pitch brief 
  • Attend and present pitch presentations when required 
  • Actively promotes GPJ through best practice

Creative

  • Demonstrate the ability to translate client requirements into a creative brief, across complex project activations
  • Work in close partnership with the Creative Director’s, collaborating in the early stages of a brief to help shape ideas 
  • Collaborate across teams for flawless concept development 
  • Demonstrate understanding of the agency’s creative processes, and ensure these are clearly communicated to project teams

Client Relationships

  • Responsible for the successful management and retention of key client projects 
  • Partner with the Head of Integrated Production to provide transparency on what is achievable in the delivery of projects and manage client expectations accordingly 
  • Be responsible for understanding a client’s objectives, ensuring that project outputs meet these objectives and deliver great results 
  • Write and present a clear vision of success in order to gain the confidence of a client audience 

Finance

  • If assigned as Project and/or Pitch Lead you will be accountable for profitability of overall project, and protecting the commercial health of projects 
  • Responsible for ongoing management of project forecasting 
  • Work closely with the Head of Integrated Production to ensure the utilisation percentage and productivity of your role on client projects is in line with annual GPJ UK requirements/expectations 
  • Identify and deliver commercial opportunities within your area of the business through additional revenue opportunities or cost savings 
  • Lead complex budget reconciliations for specific projects as/when needed

About you

  • You are curious to constantly question, innovate, be open to and identify new ways of working 
  • You provide healthy challenge to clients and colleagues in order to get to a more successful result/outcome
  • You are always willing to help other people within the project, across departments
  • You’re curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business and tech solutions
  • You  are persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrate empathy in understanding the agency and Executive Producers workload 
  • You are truly passionate about planning and delivering a best-in-class event
  • You have the ability to adapt your working style and practices quickly to respond to different projects in terms of scale, content, complexity
  • You communicate with clarity, conviction and persuasiveness tailored to different situations 
  • You demonstrate ‘active’ listening skills in a variety of situations, seeking out others’ ideas, are open to them and are able to take action where appropriate
  • You are able to build effective relationships, able to understand and respond to the agenda of others and are able to help unlock future client opportunities
  • You think creatively to deliver ideas/ solutions & solve problems; are able to demonstrate the ability to enhance the client’s or team’s outcomes or business impact through actions & contributions
  • You understand the vision & strategy of GPJ to spot opportunities to support sustainable commercial growth 
  • You are a collaborative, consultative team player with enthusiasm, passion and drive and inspire your team to learn, grow and be curious

Your Background, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of leading large project teams across multiple disciplines
  • Extensive experience in all elements of live event production
  • Significant experience of managing large, complex projects
  • Experience of managing and reconciling large, complex budgets 
  • Previous line management experience
  • Experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
  • Strong understanding of financial software