With some major events in the pipeline across Barclays, Coca-Cola and EE we are on the hunt for a Freelance Production Manager. Check out the JD below and send over your CV and cover letter to Joanne.Warnes@havas-se.com
Freelance Production Manager JD
We are looking for a freelance production manager with a strong integrated campaign background covering sports and entertainment, who has a real flare and passion for live events. The candidate will have experience in activating brand partnerships and a strong history of creating and implementing first class consumer brand experiential campaigns and a proven track record in managing campaign elements and coordinating external suppliers.
As a Production Manager, we look to you to have strong relationships with a variety of suppliers and be able to pull together competitive costs and solutions for both live campaigns and new business projects. We expect you to be able to manage the creative requirements for all your production elements liaising with our in-house creative team to achieve this.
Your role is focused upon day to day delivery – you will need to manage the demands and prioritization of your tasks and client needs. You need to be conducting business in an effective manner with pro-activity, attention to detail and accuracy in all communication either internal or external.
We’re proud of our client roster and excited to work with some of the biggest brands in the world including; Barclays, Carling, Coca-Cola and EE. Although we would not expect you to be an expert in their field, we would expect you to have an up to date knowledge of innovation and technology in the activation and experiential industry, making you versatile at activating across these markets. We would expect you to take responsibility for keeping this knowledge current and see you playing a key role in exciting our clients with examples and demonstrations of the latest trends, event innovations, case studies and best practices emerging from the wider industry.
Planning and organisation, effective at planning your time and efficient at producing project documents including briefs, contact reports and status reports
Finance, you should be able to structure and maintain an accurate budget, managing suppliers, POs and communication with our finance team
Planning, demonstrate experience in planning and proposing both creative and practical brand campaigns
Communication, you should be confident communicating at every level, with a knowledge and sensitivity that you can apply to a variety of different situations – negotiating with suppliers, supporting team members or simply getting on with your colleagues and key contacts
Industry knowledge and expertise, you should understand and be able to communicate trends within the industry and market place. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate this knowledge with examples of your ability to think creatively and see opportunities of how you can bring this knowledge to life
Some of the key day-to-day duties will include:
- Propose production solutions for new business pitches
- Write budget for new business pitches
- Write production time-lines for live events
- Liaise with external and internal suppliers to execute live campaigns and one off events/productions
- Manage you client budgets to ensure work is delivered profitably and communicated to the wider team