In this position, you will use your graphic production and agency experience to communicate creative intent all the way through production and onsite installation. You are the graphic liaison between the client - the creative studio - production/fabrication and the event production team. This is a go-getter, role-up-your-sleeves kind of position best suited for traditional Traffic Managers or Graphics Project Managers. Fast paced at times, big budgets and very rewarding seeing the finished product!
Who You Are:
Resourceful and Adaptable - You have a large array of tools that help you stay on top of projects. Your impressive organization skills allow you to be flexible and adapt to changing objectives and deadlines.
Thorough and thoughtful about impactful decisions.
Expert Time Management Skills - You can change directions quickly without significant impact to performance. You effortlessly juggle multiple things simultaneously while delivering information in a timely manner and adhere to established timelines.
Professional - You have poise and stay focused under pressure. You have the confidence to work both independently and in support of a team. You remain calm amongst chaos and your glass is half full.
Outstanding Communicator - You possess excellent negotiation and conflict-resolution skills. You communicate clearly in writing and verbally. You respond quickly to requests and your follow-up skills are rated A+.
Can communicate professionally and effectively via email with many different people across the network.
Innovative - You drive, develop and support new and improved methods, products, procedures or technologies. You are constantly challenging yourself to come up with authentic and innovative ideas to transform the client’s brand.
What You’ll Do, You’ll provide support in the following ways:
Own the Graphic Matrix for multiple Zones to capture graphic specifications, pricing and track the progress of each graphic.
Work with Creative to identify graphic opportunities, capture them, and help traffic the work from creative through to onsite installation.
Manage the graphic budgets of each of your Zones and share costs with the overall budget owners.
Adhere to graphic timelines for multiple deliverables and help prioritized things as they go into production.
Work directly with the client to gain all necessary approvals to move projects forward.
Communicate critical information to relevant parties in a timely manner.
Report issues between event management, creative services, and/or production design staff to supervisor and/or senior department managers.
Collaborate with fabrication facilities to find cost-effective solutions and maintain a high quality creative look.
Be able to manage any outsourcing or 3rd party vendor when needed
Requesting estimate from internal estimating department as well as 3 rd party vendors.
Review deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
Zealously ensure that deadlines are met and escalate any concerns as needed.
Identify potential issues and pro-actively work with team members to address.
Keep the flow of information open, honest and transparent.
Maintain adherence to standardized procedures and processes.
Participate in frequent inter-departmental meetings to gauge production workload and stay consistently informed of all active and forecasted work.
Travel onsite to help check-in graphic and manage installation of your Zones
What you need to have:
5(+) years of professional experience with at least 3 years in the position of Graphics Project Manager or similar skill set.
Familiarity or ability to work with Google Suite (Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail).
Experience working in an advertising or marketing agency with a print production studio.
A thorough understanding of large and small format print production processes.
Experience working in an extremely chaotic, fast-paced environment.
Ability to prioritize, make sound decisions and multi-task.
Experience balancing workloads amongst a creative group.
Experience managing workflow and processes.
Understanding of digital production processes is a plus.