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Sr. Production Manager - LA

Sr. Production Manager - LA

Sr. Production Manager - LA / Culver City

Fill Date: Immediately

Agency Overview:

Game Seven Marketing is an experience design shop that is deeply rooted in sport, entertainment and culture. Existing at this intersection allows us to create, develop, and execute truly innovative and authentic experiences that drive consumer interest.

The brands we work with are committed to continually pushing the envelope, breaking barriers, and writing the rules that will shape the future of sport, entertainment and culture. Our approach is no different; we pride ourselves on being forward thinkers, relying on speed, efficiency, and relentless work ethic to flawlessly deliver on all client objectives.

Candidate Overview:

You can bring meaningful, strategic, and inspiring brand experiences to life! You are a true leader and know how to guide both your client and team through a successful project. You are passionate about production and all that comes with it. You have strong vendor relationships in the industry and have no problem creating new ones. You are incredibly resourceful and understand research is a big part of production. You’re a self-starter who is able to work with a small team and over communicate to larger teams. You can take direction, take the lead or take others under your wing. Your boss is always impressed with your work ethic. Flexibility is key, things come up in events all the time, and you are a good problem solver, always willing to work at finding solutions to any challenges that present themselves. You won’t stop until the job gets done. You do what it takes to make things happen. You go after every loose ball. You hustle.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Production Manager reports directly to the West Territory Director and Director of Production. The Sr. PM has overview awareness of all production related aspects in the West at all times, and ensures that the client’s expectations are not only met, but exceeded on every project. You are organized, self-motivated and able to think creatively and quickly. You work closely with the Accounts team to ensure client objectives are being met in a strategic and thoughtful manner. You must be proficient in writing, budgets, production documents, activation and branding decks, staff and security manuals and production specific presentations. You will handle a wide range of projects, work

both independently and collaboratively, and be able to make decisions and offer guidance to the Accounts team, our clients and the West Production and Logistics team. You’re responsible for managing resources and holding the team accountable for the on-time, on-budget delivery of plans, programs and events. The Sr. Production Manager knows event production and how to create the best product for the brand and the business.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead West Production and Logistics team on a day-to-day basis

  • Oversee management of production related needs, including but not limited to:

    • Vendor coordination o Estimating

    • Scheduling

    • Print production

    • Load in, install and strike oversight

    • A/V, lighting, staging and custom fabrication o Programming

    • Permitting

    • Event Staff booking, training and briefing

  • Create, manage and circulate production specific documents, including but not limited to:

    • Project Overview

    • Production Binder

    • ROS, Workback schedules

    • Staffing grid and manual

    • Security manual

    • Branding grid

    • One sheets//Call sheets

  • Work with Accounts team ensuring production updates are being communicated to the client

  • Assist in the ideation and/or creation of creative decks for clients

  • Source, train and manage freelance production staff

  • Oversee Event Staff casting, scheduling and training

  • Create, manage and oversee budgets, as needed

  • Review, track and process invoices

  • Excellent research, writing, editing skills and time management skills

  • Identify and propose new ways to advance team, agency and client

  • Recommend solutions to problems and assist teammates with problem solving

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Ability to balance workload, be flexible to address needs of client, communicate efficiently and effectively to agency leadership, as well as with teammates

  • Game Seven team members always seek to learn, build skills and knowledge and increase their value to the agency and clients. They take and give constructive criticism in a professional and productive manner and set an example for junior staff in all facets of their job

  • Additional responsibilities include:

    • Reviewing invoices for accuracy

    • Displaying and encouraging high-level attention to detail on all communication, documents, and tasks.

    • Adhering to company and client SOW on all awarded projects regarding purchasing, contracting, and approvals.

    • Delivering premium experience and high-level client management on all projects, regardless of size or budget.

    • Maintaining vital and comprehensive database of information and documents containing specific details of all projects.

Requirements and Skills

  • Minimum 7 years of event production experience with keen understanding of production timelines, process, and procedures

  • Comfort and experience managing, mentoring and elevating team members

  • Experience managing vendors, obtaining estimates, and sharp understanding of associated budget management and reconciliation

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, detail-driven environment with tight deadlines

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects at any given time

  • Highly competent with MAC as well as MS Word, MS Excel, and Keynote for presentations

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a bonus, but not necessary

  • Passion and love for sport, entertainment, fashion and culture

  • Willing to travel, work weekends and holidays as needed

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