Production Manager (Experiential)

at VMLY&R
Location Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted August 1, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified

Description

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do - it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

The production business manager is responsible for all financial and legal aspects of production for all TV, radio, print and integrated productions. He/she serves as an expert and main point of contact for producers and for account management for all production matters. A positive, can-do attitude and an interest to learn more is as important as the day-to-day responsibilities.

Responsibilities

    • Excellent communication skills

      The Integrated Production Manager understands event planning, project timeline management, budget monitoring, project research, logistics experience and the necessary steps to execute programs.

    • The Integrated Production Manager works with internal and external teams collaborating and effectively managing event execution that provide a safe and productive experience.

    • This position requires excellent organizational skills and a very high functioning understanding of event mechanics.

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Works alongside Senior Production Manager and Production Team Members
      • Responsible for day-to-day operations and communications of event projects
      • Solicits bids from industry resources
      • Understands supply and equipment inventory and tracking management
      • Accepts and prioritizes assignments readily
      • Execute programs on time and within budget
      • Responds quickly to requests for information
      • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
      • Processes estimates, purchase orders and invoices appropriately

    Specifications:

  • 3-5 years in experience and event execution

  • Works well under pressure. Mechanical aptitude.

  • Decisive. Ability to work with others and manage expectations.

  • Ability to communicate subjective directions to vendors and team members.

  • Must have flexible schedule with willingness to travel.

Our Benefits

As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.

  • Corporate gift matching program
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
  • Corporate discounts
  • VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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