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FREEMAN Executive Producer in Scottsdale, Arizona

About Us

Freeman is the global leader in events. Whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid, we are on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the world's largest network of experts, our insights are shaping exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. Our integrated full-service solutions leverage a 100-year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter.

Summary

The Executive Producer is part of the larger Freeman team of producers, creatives, coordinators that partner with our internal and external partners in A/V, design and build, and logistics. Responsibilities include establishing program best practices and efficient workflow for our Internal (and external) cross-functional teams, partners and clients. The position is responsible for supporting the opportunity engagement process, from proposals and RFP’s through reconciliation, including creating and managing associated budgets on assigned programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive overall program operations, budget, and workflow.

  • Develop, manage, and grow senior level relationships with clients that position Freeman as a strategic advisor and partner.

  • Oversee producers, internal and external direct reports, and teams from beginning to end of the programs life cycle.

  • Deep industry connections in the US and internationally to source and manage resources across a variety of live event activations, including general session and breakouts, launch and press events, consumer activations, live performance and entertainment, special events, and galas.

  • Significant experience managing all aspects of live events, including AV for entertainment and live show production, creative and production management for graphics, event flow, digital activations and platforms, IT implementation, video production, content production and management. High level knowledge of event logistics, registration, food and beverage, venue sourcing, transportation, parties/evening events, etc.

  • Oversee multimillion dollar client relationship(s) with responsibility for budget and profit management. Focus on team structure, staffing, client satisfaction, prioritization of deliverables while ensuring quality of work meets agency standards and client objectives.

  • Develop an engagement strategy and work with the team and work stream leads to execute, involving and engaging people where/as needed for project success and overall account utilization (goals, deliverables, schedule, budget, and resources).

  • Manage program budget profitability by partnering with sales to create appropriate budget estimates and negotiate statements of work, making sure work is delivered on budget, and supplier purchase orders are issued according to the agreed upon terms. Ensure all internal and third party costs are accounted for and paid.

  • Participate in strategic development of new business.

  • Train and mentor junior staff on Freeman’s methodology and operational/production management methodology to provide opportunities for growth.

  • Advocate “social” engagement to further brand presence and reinforce personal expertise.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the divisions’ strategic plan, ensuring operational leadership and adherence.

  • Travel to site visits, meetings and event show site to meet with teams.

  • Maximize efficiency and optimize workflow, production, and operations by using our internal resources and partner company resources.

  • Develop and implement programs across functional groups and multiple agencies including leading team meetings, keeping and tracking timelines and project logs, and performing general project management.

  • Content development and management - i.e., event theme/messaging, speaker support, video, interactive, web/social media, mobile apps, live performance, demos, speaker management, digital activations, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. from four-year accredited college or university preferred.

  • 8 to 10 years’ experience in the agency and production industry space, specializing in creative & strategy, multi-dimensional design, program development, and execution for Fortune 500 clients.

  • Experience with various projects types, including live event, consumer marketing, web, mobile, video, brand, and strategic consulting.

  • Manage programs and budgets in excess of 1-2 million+. Proven experience managing million dollar accounts successfully.

  • The ability to translate creative concepts into a real life brand experience and to define solutions that will generate measurable results for the client. An agile and creative mind and refined aesthetic sensibilities.

  • Ability to think quickly under pressure, as well as motivate and engage the team to produce the best possible results.

  • Strong presentation, verbal and written skills.

  • Diplomacy and tact in handling challenging situations.

  • Excellent negotiation skills (especially contract negotiations) with both clients and partners.

  • Proven leadership, team-building, and customer service skills.

  • Proven computer skills in all MS Office programs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Travel Requirements

Diversity Commitment

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, veteran status and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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