Project Manager - Event Solutions - U.S.

We?re a global company of thinkers, designers, and doers. Freeman partners with our clients to build a connection with their customers by creating brand experiences that are seamless, innovative, and immersive. From strategy, creative, and digital to logistics and event technology, our teams place the client at the center, helping them connect to people in meaningful and personal ways. What makes us unique is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach developed from our 90-year legacy as an industry leader. Freeman connects people to a universe of opportunities that create a spark, build understanding, and inspire action.
Freeman is seeking a Project Manager - Event Solutions to apply intermediate industry knowledge to communicate and harmonize Freeman client's production requirements between sales and branch operations; improving efficiencies, controlling costs and providing a seamless flow of information. Works with branch operations prior to, during, and after the event to ensure successful delivery of all production requirements. Responsible for basic accounts that follow normal/standard specifications. Additional duties include:
+ Provides budgetary support during RFP process
+ Provides technical advice and assists sales in the budgetary and developmental process of shows
+ Participates in site surveys as needed to ensure proper planning of events
+ Participates in the planning and implementation of operational activities for assigned events
+ Attends weekly operations meetings & provides event information input
+ Creates/reviews CAD designs within Company standards to ensure proper execution of the event
+ Works with branch operations to ensure completion of production documentation, assess labor calls, and define equipment requirements
+ Maintains a clear understanding of union jurisdictions and how they are to be applied
+ Reviews equipment requirements to determine personnel and labor schedules
+ Determines staffing needs and ensures that all labor requirements are submitted to the proper departments and/or labor sources
+ Supervises show site operational functions to ensure they are performed in a timely and cost effective manner
+ Communicates client objectives and operational plans to show-site staff
+ Ensures pre-production meetings are scheduled and assists with facilitation
+ Maintains daily contact with on-site staff documenting changes & updates as required
+ Assists in the scheduling and coordination of trucking arrangements
+ Develops production schedules, and facility arrangements for events as required
+ Schedules and conducts event debrief meetings
+ Conducts post show meetings with the Customer Solutions Manager to review all purchase orders, labor costs and equipment usage to ensure proper billing to the customer
+ Reviews purchase orders and approves all associated invoices
+ Compiles and produces post show reports
+ Must have a demonstrated knowledge of the convention, tradeshow and hotel industry.
+ Must have a demonstrated understanding of the budget and billing processes for shows.
+ Must have a proven working knowledge of local venues and Freeman - AV inventory.
+ Clear understanding of union jurisdictions and how they are to be applied.
+ Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills.
+ Proven organizational, logistics, time management skills
+ Intermediate negotiation skills.
+ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical documents, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals or governmental regulations.
+ Minimum of 3 years industry experience
+ Intermediate Audio Visual knowledge
+ High School Diploma or GED
+ Bachelor's in related field
Freeman is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status or any other protected status. Freeman will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Equal Employment Opportunity Poster (English) at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf (Espa?ol) at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster_spanish.pdf Employee Polygraph Protection Act at http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/USERRA_Private.pdf Pay Transparency Policy at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Freeman, please e-mail Careers@freemanco.com .

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