Head of Production

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AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
Up to £35000 per annum + + 10k Bonus
Commercial Conferences
ESP Recruitment
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Our client, an international management consultancy, specialise in business development services within the life sciences and healthcare sectors, are in a period of strong growth and are looking for an experienced Head of Production to join their company through the next phase of their development.

Based in London, they will oversee a portfolio of 30 one day events around the world, which are multi format content driven events, which include round table discussions, panels and 1-2-1 meetings between vendors and delegates.

Key Skills

You will be a seasoned Event/Conference Producer and Project Manager, be content driven and strive to deliver exceptional customer-centric events and services.

You will cultivate an environment in which producers can deliver projects on time and to a high standard. You will provide leadership and mentoring to junior producers, ensuring communication flow across the business and drive constant improvements to the production processes. You will have an entrepreneurial mindset and the necessary experience to optimise current event portfolios and identify new areas for the business to grow. Key responsibilities include:

* Ensure the entire event portfolio is delivered to the highest quality
* Instill a culture of respect and professionalism with regards to production and delivery
* Recruit, manage and oversee a team of Producers
* Define the production team structure, evaluate performance and conduct professional development reviews and goals with the team
* Act as escalation point, analysing problems and creating solutions by stepping into a project at the necessary stage
* Maintain and evolve a set of production criteria and processes
* Track risk across and monitor entire project portfolio for timely delivery
* Work closely with the sales and marketing teams to ensure events and content are customer-centric and relevant to our target audience


* Minimum of two years Head of Production / team management experience.
* Strong commercial experience within conference production
* Creative thinker and problem solver
* Content driven
* Ability to spot new trends and implement them in the programme
* Strong research skills and ability to quickly digest new information
* Experience successfully running teams of producers and project managers
* Ensure effective resource scheduling, workflow and pipeline planning across portfolios
* Team player who can foster effective partnerships with colleagues
* Ability to self-manage whilst overseeing teams and projects under tight deadlines
* Highly organized, self-motivated and accountable

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Liz Sinclair

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