Senior Production Manager

DesignScene Ltd
Farringdon, UK
16 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We Are DesignScene, a creative event production agency.

Crafting innovative design-led experiences for brands worldwide.


We are looking to expand our team with a Senior Production Manager with a minimum of 5 years' agency experience with at least 2 years in a similar role.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced production manager to work with a talented team on hugely creative and innovative experiential projects. Our clients include Amazon, Snap Inc, ITV Studios, Hulu, Live Nation and Shopify.

Job Overview

What is the purpose of the job?

Reporting into the Head of Production and working alongside the studio, producer and production teams you will deliver the day to day production management of large-scale projects worldwide to an exceptional standard, maintaining the high production values of DesignScene. You will be a hands-on production manager with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships internally, and externally with clients and suppliers.

The ideal candidate will have; a natural and genuine passion for technical innovation, an outstanding record of delivering projects internationally, and excellent management and organisational skills. Practical skills in a technical production discipline an advantage.

The DesignScene values we must deliver on, and you must possess as a candidate, are:


Location: DesignScene Ltd, London.

Working Hours: Full time

Salary : £40-55K


What do you have to achieve?

Proactive production management and delivery of projects through the triple constraints of cost, time, and quality
Efficient and effective pre-production planning
Build and develop good client relationships
Smooth and efficient onsite project delivery from build to derig
All deadlines, both internal and client led are met
Commercially successful projects - work closely with project lead to feed in costs and managing the production aspect of the budget

Job Activities - what do you have to do?

Lead the production management process on your projects, and support the team on their projects as required
Manage the onsite production delivery, including client liaison
Interrogate and assess production feasibility of client briefs
Oversee the smooth and efficient running of the warehouse, ensuring all operational issues are resolved with speed
Work with the producers to manage project budgets taking responsibility of the production costs
Conduct detailed site surveys and onsite supplier briefings
Build collaborative relationships, internally and externally
Contracting and management of suppliers, including cost negotiation
Complete project reconciliation including expenses to meet deadlines
Stay informed of industry news and champion new products and technology
Produce detailed production schedules and other project documentation as required
Manage the H&S process, collating 3 rd party information and contracting H&S specialists if required
Hold supplier debriefs with the project team to take forward any learnings
Guide junior team members through internal processes
Deal with stress points efficiently and effectively, flagging any critical issues to senior management


What are the skills required?

Exceptional organisational and time-management skills
Clear communication and excellent inter-personal skills
In depth understanding of creative, design and production technology
The ability to read and interpret technical plans and drawings

What technical knowledge do you need?

Apple Computers
Apple Keynote Collaborate
Microsoft Office
Google G-Suite

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