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Producer/ Project Manager

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Location:

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928

London or Leicester

Up to £50,000 per year


“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Our client is a vibrant Live Events Agency based in Leicester and London, who work with ambitious clients, solving complex business challenges through simple ideas and extraordinary experiences.


Role Specification

  • Client and Stakeholder Liaison

  • Present and pitch ideas to clients (together with other members of the pitch team)

  • Day to day client liaison and relationship building

  • Guide the client through all phases of research, development, production and delivery: ensuring client approvals are received in line with the overall project plan

  • Manage ongoing stakeholder management and communication

  • Lead and develop a culture of creative-led thinking across the agency, providing inspiration and clear direction to colleagues

  • Build awareness of agency competitors in the creative design/communications space and share intelligence on their approach, strategy and clients

  • Work closely with the Leadership Team to identify and support “new from new” opportunities

  • Provide strategic input/thinking into every project, in collaboration with colleagues

  • Develop the project brief into a written schedule and scope of work, and disseminate all relevant information to internal teams, suppliers and any freelance staff

  • Oversee the development of creative concepts and ensure that the creative vision is consistently applied in all design disciplines

  • Create and manage the project plan on an ongoing basis, ensuring all activities are scheduled, responsibilities are allocated and key milestones are met

  • Source and negotiate with entertainment, acts and ‘talent’ (and their representatives)

  • Determine the most appropriate tools and methods of communication for each project, working with internal colleagues and suppliers to provide specialist advice and input where required

  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the project team, to ensure quality and the highest possible standards of delivery are achieved

  • Manage sub-contractors and suppliers, both in terms of overseeing delivery of their role and their financial remuneration

  • Brief and oversee the development of creative design elements, and present these back to clients for review and sign-off

  • Manage the content creation process, including scripts, on-screen graphics, multimedia and video production

  • Maintain a good overall understanding of digital and live production techniques, in order to translate these into a clear and concise brief

  • Maintain awareness of latest Health and Safety guidelines and risk assessment processes, working closely with Production Managers and external health and safety consultants as required

  • Proactively communicate with clients in order to obtain timely feedback and sign-off for core deliverables

  • Ensure all project files and assets are correctly archived for future reference

  • Develop and maintain a sound understanding of time (fees) and budget allocation

  • Prepare budgets in support of pitches and proposals

  • Create and manage agreed project payment schedules, where required, ensuring client payment terms are aligned to when third party costs are due

  • Day to day responsibility for managing and updating the project budget, adhering to rate cards and gross profit (GP) figures agreed with the Client Lead

  • Manage ongoing reconciliations of budgeted spend versus actual spend, providing regular financial reporting to the client

  • Manage the Purchase Order process for each project, ensuring correct allocation to each freelancer/supplier and dealing with any queries that may arise

  • Review, process and approve invoices

  • Working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure freelancer/supplier payments are managed promptly and in line with agreed payment terms

  • Overall responsibility for the activity of the on-site team, ensuring all elements are delivered to suitable quality, on budget and on time

  • Collaborate with Technical Director/Production Manager and suppliers to ensure adherence to the agreed production schedule

  • Liaise with clients and key stakeholders when on-site, as required

  • Organise and run technical and presenter rehearsals, slide clinics and filming elements, as required

  • Brief, manage and direct speakers and presenters

  • Brief, manage and direct entertainment, acts and ‘talent’

  • Brief and manage technical production crew, in collaboration with suppliers and the Showcaller, where relevant

  • Be an ambassador for, and uphold the professional reputation of the agency in all dealings with clients, stakeholders, suppliers and freelancers

  • Proactively seek out new ideas, techniques and suppliers which will positively benefit the work of the agency

  • Share new potential opportunities arising from client conversations with the Client Lead, and collaborate on developing suitable solutions to those opportunities.



This role would suit:

Event Producer, Producer, Senior Project Manager, Live Events, Onsite Event Management, Experience, Experiences.