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Director, Live Event Production Management

Description

Gartner Conferences is seeking an experienced Strategic Project Management leader. This experienced leader will be responsible for managing the strategic direction of the Production Experience for all Destination Conferences- to include Gartner Keynotes, Guest Keynotes, Signature Series sessions and more. This leader will be responsible for overseeing a team of project managers who are responsible for the audience experience, timeline, budget, and on-site execution for Gartner’s highest tier of marquee content at global Conferences.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the strategic direction of the Production Experience for the Destination Conferences portfolio, with a focus on globally scalable solutions that focus on a world-class attendee experience.
  • Lead and develop a team of production project managers in creating a globally consistent production experience for our audiences around the world.
  • Partner with Conference Program Management, Conference Logistics and Research & Advisory and understand each teams’ objectives, messaging and priorities for our conference audiences.
  • Oversee relationships with Gartner’s production agencies across different regions throughout the globe.
  • Oversee internal and external production partners in the creation and development of creative and video media including stage sets, graphics, videos. Translate the broader Gartner strategy to the partners for the creation of high quality, relevant assets.
  • Create strong connections to the Corporate Branding as well as Conference Creative Journey teams to ensure the Production Experience is tied back to the overall brand look and messaging.
  • Create Global standards of delivery across the Destination Conference portfolio with a focus on scalability while still bringing new innovative ideas to the experience
  • Create and develop a robust set of processes and documentation to effectively scale the business and optimize efficiency.
  • Oversee the financial management of the Production Experience including budget writing, negotiation, accurate monthly forecasts and investment requests.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with all stakeholders including Gartner Operating Committee members, global conference production team, Gartner research & advisory, internal and external production partners
  • Extensive domestic and international travel will be required.

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years’ experience in events Industry in related roles such as Executive Producer, Event Director, Creative Director, Show Producer (as examples)
  • Project management and team leadership experience a must
  • End to end understanding of live event and large-scale event production
  • Large-scale agency management desirable
  • Global experience preferred – US & Canada, LATAM, EMEA, LATAM, Japan & China
  • Client focused, results oriented, strong collaborator, attention to detail, creative, agile, professional confidence, influencing others and a sense of urgency are all requirements to be successful in this role.
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships both internally and externally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong executive presence and confident decision maker
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker 
  • Fully competent in Microsoft office, especially PPT and Excel

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