FREEMAN Project Manager - Event Solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota
We’re a global company of thinkers, designers, and doers. Freeman partners with our clients to build a connection with their customers by creating brand experiences that are seamless, innovative, and immersive. From strategy, creative, and digital to logistics and event technology, our teams place the client at the center, helping them connect to people in meaningful and personal ways. What makes us unique is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach developed from our 90-year legacy as an industry leader. Freeman connects people to a universe of opportunities that create a spark, build understanding, and inspire action.
Freeman is seeking a Project Manager - Event Solutions to apply intermediate industry knowledge to communicate and harmonize Freeman client's production requirements between sales and branch operations; improving efficiencies, controlling costs and providing a seamless flow of information. Works with branch operations prior to, during, and after the event to ensure successful delivery of all production requirements. Responsible for basic accounts that follow normal/standard specifications. Additional duties include:
Provides budgetary support during RFP process
Provides technical advice and assists sales in the budgetary and developmental process of shows
Participates in site surveys as needed to ensure proper planning of events
Participates in the planning and implementation of operational activities for assigned events
Attends weekly operations meetings & provides event information input
Creates/reviews CAD designs within Company standards to ensure proper execution of the event
Works with branch operations to ensure completion of production documentation, assess labor calls, and define equipment requirements
Maintains a clear understanding of union jurisdictions and how they are to be applied
Reviews equipment requirements to determine personnel and labor schedules
Determines staffing needs and ensures that all labor requirements are submitted to the proper departments and/or labor sources
Supervises show site operational functions to ensure they are performed in a timely and cost effective manner
Communicates client objectives and operational plans to show-site staff
Ensures pre-production meetings are scheduled and assists with facilitation
Maintains daily contact with on-site staff documenting changes & updates as required
Assists in the scheduling and coordination of trucking arrangements
Develops production schedules, and facility arrangements for events as required
Schedules and conducts event debrief meetings
Conducts post show meetings with the Customer Solutions Manager to review all purchase orders, labor costs and equipment usage to ensure proper billing to the customer
Reviews purchase orders and approves all associated invoices
Compiles and produces post show reports
Must have a demonstrated knowledge of the convention, tradeshow and hotel industry.
Must have a demonstrated understanding of the budget and billing processes for shows.
Must have a proven working knowledge of local venues and Freeman - AV inventory.
Clear understanding of union jurisdictions and how they are to be applied.
Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills.
Proven organizational, logistics, time management skills
Intermediate negotiation skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical documents, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals or governmental regulations.
- Minimum of 5 years industry experience
- High School Diploma or GED
- Bachelor's in related field
At Freeman, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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