Established in 2006, Broadsword is a growing event communications agency. Our clients are large, well-known companies and with a portfolio of in person, hybrid and virtual global event experiences, video production and content creation, we are a fantastic company for an experienced, enthusiastic and high achieving Production Manager to develop their career and join our close knit team.
As a Production Manager at Broadsword, you will take the lead on the technical and production aspects of a selection of projects from pitch stage and initial conception, through to its successful completion. You will be comfortable as the main point of contact for clients, able to monitor project budgets, milestones and deadlines and coordinate project teams and external contractors, ensuring successful delivery is maintained to the satisfaction of the client.
You will be based at home with travel to client offices and on-site as required however close proximity to London is required.
Main tasks of role
• Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships
• Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers
• Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
• Work closely with the client on the event content, plan, structure and message
• Attend site visits in an advisory role to discuss and develop technical solutions for the client brief
• Timeline management
• Book solutions via 3rd parties; supplier management
• Budget management – Understand priorities around the financial success of a project and demonstrate the ability to develop an overall budget, negotiate contracts, analyse financial data and make commercial decisions to protect profitability
• Oversee the entire pre-event process and ensure the brief and proposal is delivered, project objectives and customer expectations are met
• Primary point of contact for the client, answering questions and resolving issues that arise over the course of the event
• Manage the assessment of health and safety requirements and creation of risk assessments and method statements
• On site coordination, including overseeing 3rd parties to ensure that the event goes smoothly and quickly and respond to client issues
• Manage the planning of the build and installation of a live show, including the coordination of lighting, sound, video, set and staging, electrical infrastructure, communications and any other equipment, permissions and licensing necessary for the event
• Post event completion of costs, invoicing and all related paperwork
• Design and implement efficient and accessible processes and best practices for event delivery
• Know and implement Broadsword best practices and serve as a champion for the Broadsword ‘Way’
• Establish and utilise strong working relationships with others, be adaptive in style of communication to yield the best outcome
• Ensure the project team is correctly resourced, recruiting, inducting and managing freelance staff as required
What we are looking for
Being an event production manager is not easy. Here’s what we’re looking for; you will need to be able to demonstrate all of these things.
You need to be highly organised, our deadlines can’t move! You’ll be able to communicate effectively with the CEOs of large organisations just as well as with the technical teams we work with around the world. You can demonstrate a high level of IT literacy and are able to pick up and learn new software quickly. We’ve been doing a lot of that lately! You are technically minded, you don’t need to know it all (nobody does), but you do need to be able to understand complex technical solutions, explain them clearly and apply them appropriately. An enthusiasm for a new challenge and a hunger to learn new skills is hugely important. The events industry and our company have changed beyond recognition in the last two years, being able to adapt is more important now than ever before.
You might be a senior technician within the events industry looking for a new challenge, or you may be someone looking to move into events from a related area such as broadcast or theatre. You may have a few years as a production manager under your belt already and want to join us as we grow over the coming years. A large proportion of your work is likely to be in venues in and around London, so we need you to be able to travel to Central London regularly.
If you have the background and skills outlined, and would relish working in a great team, please email [email protected] with your latest CV, plus a cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the role.