Production Manager, Bristol, UK, competitive salary + benefits
If you’re looking for an events production job with plenty of variety, opportunities to get creative and develop your skills, travel the world, and discover new places, this is it. We need someone who can show us a solid background in live event production, and who’s ready to get stuck in as part of a close-knit team. If that’s you, read on…
Who are we?
We are Bray Leino Events, 100+ event professionals, working out of offices in Bristol, London, Devon, Stratford upon Avon and Chicago. We deliver upwards of 200 events every year, from exhibitions and conferences, to summits, galas, awards, product launches, roadshows and everything in between.
We work all over the globe, face to face and virtually, with brands, businesses, charities, and governments who all have one thing in common – they have a key message that needs to be articulated through the unique environment of a live event.
These are not standard events. We imagine differently. We create spaces where leaders make international headlines, and sometimes change the world.
And we have great time doing it.
Our production team are people that make stuff possible, live events, hybrid or fully online, no matter how big the idea. Reporting to the Head of Production, this role will put you slap bang in the middle of all that, working closely with the Head of Production.
There’ll be travel, domestic and international. We’ll need you on site visits. And you’ll need to know your way around 3D drawings so you can report on what you find and come up with suggestions on how our creative vision can be delivered.
There’ll be multiple projects to juggle, so you’ll need to be organised. And you’ll have a hand in virtually every element, from creative planning, to sourcing production quotes, identifying onsite requirements, RAMS and CDM processes, negotiating with suppliers, and managing logistics and on-site crews.
We are a dynamic, international team who deliver massive projects, then celebrate accordingly. It’ll be busy and no two days will be the same.
- Working with the Head of Production and other Production Managers to deliver all live event production elements as part of the wider Events team
- Attending client meetings and site visits, producing reports and making recommendations and suggestions
- Attending internal project meetings and making suggestions to enhance production and creative planning
- Producing estimates, quotes and proposals for production solutions, sometimes working within specified budgets
- Creating and understanding 3D drawings for venues and event layouts
- Identifying onsite production requirements, creating production schedules and managing event delivery
- Managing event logistics including booking and scheduling kit, crew and transportation
- Sourcing production quotes, building relationships and negotiating with suppliers
- Researching new suppliers and undertake due diligence
- Managing on-site crews, suppliers and sub-contractors for all audio visual, lighting and rigging requirements
You know what it’s like working in live events. You know we only get one chance to get it right. Maybe, like us, that’s one of the reasons you love it. And because of that, you understand how important it is to stay cool as a cucumber when things get busy.
You’ve got some live event production experience. Experiential, conferences, gala dinners, or exhibition projects, so you already understand the technical elements involved – like sound, lighting, staging and rigging, exhibition stand build, large format printing, logistics, and health & safety compliance.
Ideally you’ll have a working knowledge of SketchUp 3D software, although we can teach you if not. But next-level organisational skills and great account management are a must, and you’ll be a crystal-clear communicator, whether by email, phone, or face to face with clients, suppliers or colleagues.
What will I need?
- Has previous experience as a Production Manager running a variety of corporate live events to include experiential, conferences, gala dinners and exhibition stand build projects.
- Understands all technical aspects of live event production including sound, lighting, video, rigging, conference set and staging, exhibition stand build, large format printing, transport, logistics and health and safety
- Has a working knowledge of SketchUp 3D modelling software or be willing to learn.
- Is able to manage the delivery of multiple events simultaneously from concept to debrief with good attention to detail.
- Has a solid knowledge of health and safety compliance, RAMS and CDM processes, risk assessments and method statements.
- Be well organised, friendly, client-facing and possess excellent account management skills.
- Be happy to travel and work at weekends or evenings when required.
What we offer
For starters, you get 25 days holiday, which goes up to 29 after 2 years. There’s a company pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, and an extensive employee discount scheme that will save you money on everything from gym memberships to eating out.
We play hard. We throw awesome seasonal staff socials, finish early on Fridays in the summer, and we close down every year between Christmas and New Year.
We’ll look out for your wellbeing. There’s a medical plan that pays cashback on your dental treatment, glasses, physio and things like that; plus, it features an employee assist programme with a 24hr GP hotline and wellbeing support service. And if you refer a friend to come and work for us, we’ll pay you a finder’s fee.
The serious stuff
We take the serious stuff seriously. You’ll be given access to the learning and development you need to grow and progress. And we have clear codes of conduct and policies on issues like equality, diversity & inclusion, and sustainability.