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Hargrove, Inc. 2 reviews– Lanham, MD
Hargrove, Inc. - 30+ days ago
As Senior Production Manager, you will be responsible for managing the production process including the development and management of the budget from project inception through project closure.You will also be responsible for ensuring that the project is produced on time and within budget while achieving the creative objectives of the proposal, meeting Hargrove's financial objectives and maintaining Hargrove's quality standards.Additionally, you will participate in the structured project team approach consisting of sales, design, engineering and production.
·Identify the costs of producing the job, develop the budgets and submit costs to sales for job pricing.Involve necessary departments (production, graphics, project management, and design) in determining the appropriate costs.Review all adjustments to the project design with sales and the designer to make sure that the job remains cost effective while maintaining the quality standards of the company, the objectives of the client and the integrity of the proposal and design.Manage costs to ensure budget goals are met while achieving the client's expectations.
·Analyze the creative proposal to establish fabrication and production techniques based on design objectives and budgetary constraints in conjunction with the production staff and the project designer.Involve project management as necessary during this stage to ensure what is fabricated can be effectively installed.
·Work with account manager to identify and plan division of responsibilities relating to the contracted scope of work.
·Working with production department team leader and account manager identify critical path for the successful fabrication of all custom scenic elements. Establish, publish and manage a realistic timetable that reflects the critical path.
·Work with the engineering department to ensure all necessary CAD drawings are correct, complete and properly distributed to the correct departments.
·Produce and distribute to appropriate departments all orders relating to the fabrication of custom scenic elements.
·Facilitate solutions to production issues with the production staff that could lead to cost overruns.
·Maintain, with support from the account manager, the continuity of information flow between departments throughout the production process.
·Attend all job-specific meetings called by the account manager and/or sales.
·Conduct any meetings necessary outside the defined workflow to facilitate the production process.
·Conduct site surveys if needed to verify accuracy of venue information.
·Convey to account manager (or project manager) all information needed to process purchase orders for subcontractors and specialty purchases for items not being routed through fabrication.The PM will approve all purchase orders in addition to other necessary approvals.
·Work with fabrication during the production process and periodically review the status of work to maintain proposal, design and budgetary objectives.
·Convey information to the fabrication department to process purchase orders for fabrication subcontractors and specialty materials called out in either the estimate or the design.
·Work with the project manager to develop an efficient on site logistical plan for installation of all fabricated items.Ensure plan meets the budget objectives as well as achieves the high quality standards established by the company.Identify cost-effective techniques such as pre-fabrication, how crews are managed on-site, timing of installed items, coordination with other vendors, etc.Involve project management earlier in the production process to ensure needs for efficient installations are taken into consideration.
·Review the production process post-event to identify successes and failures related to the production process and to offer solutions to prevent the same failures on future projects.Facilitate any post-production meetings and working with the account manager, ensure post-project information and documentation is distributed and included in the project folder.
·Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary under the direction of the Department Supervisor.
·Occasional travel as needed.
·10+ years experience in special event, theatre, exhibit or entertainment related production management
·Experience in fabrication of scenery, exhibits, props or permanent display installations.
·Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
·Demonstrate a working knowledge of current codes, production procedures and materials and installation methods unique to our business units.
·Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with Hargrove personnel, venue staff and clients when needed.
·Excellent working knowledge of windows based computer systems and software including Microsoft Office, AutoCad (or Vectorworks). Experience with estimating and project management software a plus.
·Ability and initiative to work independently and as part of a team.
·Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
The successful candidate is confident, assertive, and capable of multi-tasking. This individual must be able to perform duties with minimal supervision. Candidate must be able to think on their feet, work as part of a team, and possess the ability to make people feel at ease.