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Assistant General Manager (AGM) San Francisco/Bay Area

GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 3,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We connect people through exhibitions and live events by blending art and science to create exciting, compelling face-to-face marketing experiences. Our mission is to create the world’s most meaningful and memorable experiences for marketers, organizers and event attendees. We bring the “WOW” to everything we do!

Our team is looking for an Assistant General Manager in the San Francisco area to join our growing team. Our ideal AGM has experience and passion in the exhibition/ hospitality space. This role has full P&L responsibility and is fully accountable for managing all the day to day and strategic aspects of a division with approximately $25M in revenue. The primary focus of the AGM role is to continue to grow the revenue and income within the division to achieve key client satisfaction along with other critical goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Achieving assigned financial objectives, new business, profit margin, Line of Business (LOB) penetration and account retention.
* The Assistant General Manager is also accountable for all business and operational planning processes for the Operating Division as assigned by the GM or VP and has responsibility for working with the Division General Manager to develop strategic and operating plans for their region.
* Actively manage client relationships at a strategic level with Convention Centers, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Show Management and Exhibitors to ensure client satisfaction, account retention and deeper service penetration within the division.
* Accountable for and actively participates in new business development activities including detailed show planning and execution (with Regional VP Sales, National Sales VP, Regional E&E Director of Sales, Director of Sales, etc.) by targeting new business and deeper LOB penetration. Activities include high-level prospect development, proposal and perform development and sales presentations.
* Analyzes operating cost trends within assigned operating division. Works with Director of Operations and Director of Account Management to identify opportunities to increase profits and/or improve service outcomes. Oversees implementation of innovative service outcomes and solutions that will increase both client satisfaction and operating margin.
* Builds Division capacity through identifying key staffing and competency needs within the organization and attracting and selecting high caliber talent to fill these needs thru proactively ensuring development and succession planning for employees within the operating division.
* Builds an organizational climate which promotes collaboration and commitment by providing learning and growth opportunities for employees while consistently raising performance expectations.
* Full implementation and monitoring of all GES core systems: ScOPE, Labor Tracking, Overhead Ownership, CORE.
* Overall ownership for achieving Division Risk Management targets and ensures full compliance

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor’s degree required. Higher level degree preferred with 10-12 years’ experience in roles of increased and progressive responsibility.
* 35% travel in the Bay Area.
* Solid P&L and operations experience with demonstrated success in managing cost well and improving bottom-line profitability in low margin environments while expanding revenue penetration with existing business and growing market share.
* Strong operations and General Management focus and a proven track record successfully managing profit growth through building customer relationships.
* All aspects of people management including Recruiting and developing a strong management team building bench strength within the organization.
* Successfully managing diversifying lines of business while managing in a highly complex environment with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally.
* Shows customers the strategic as well as economic value of outsourcing services.
* Participates with senior management in developing division and regional strategy.
* Strong leadership capacity with successful experience building an organization and strengthening that organization’s capacity to grow and adapt.
* Creates and environment where people are committed to the company and working as a team.
* A strong customer focus/client service orientation and the ability to interact with clients at several levels.
* Successful experience managing in multi-site and services environments and the ability over broad city geography.
* Experience with managing Labor Union Collective Bargaining Agreements.
* Participates in regional organizations such as TSCA.  Willing to participate on the negotiating team during labor relation.

BENEFITS:

Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

* Competitive salaries
* 401K with company match
* Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
* Wellness benefits
* Career development program
* Tuition reimbursement program
* Employee assistance program
* Vacation time
* Community involvement opportunities
* Team activities

And much more……

To Apply to our Career Site:

https://external-viad.icims.com/jobs/7085/assistant-general-manager/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=1004&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300

Associate Environments Designer

Derse, a face-to-face experiential marketing company that specializes in the design, fabrication, and program management for trade shows, business environments and events is seeking an experienced Associate Environments Designer for its Pittsburgh, PA location.

If you have lots of crazy ideas and no outlet for them, come join us. We’ll help each other in realizing those dreams! Come and be part of a fun, creative environment with a team-oriented atmosphere.

This position directly reports to Creative Director and is responsible for leading smaller scale projects (less than $200k).

Responsibilities include:

* Work with Creative Director in providing creative and technical development maintenance and smaller NBD scoped projects.
* Provide design visual communications for creative solutions.
* Maintain integrity of creative through entire project process (estimating, detailing and shop construction).
* Maintain working knowledge and skills of current palette of computer hardware/software used by the Derse team.
* Participate in client/prospect department tours.
* Keep abreast of industry trends, attend trade shows, industry conventions/seminars and read/subscribe to design related publications.

Qualifications include:

* Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
* Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in designing tradeshow exhibits, environments and events.
* Advanced experience in 3D Studio Max.
* Strong presentation, organization & communication skills required.

Want to be part of creative team and a leader in the industry? Please submit your resumes to www.derse.com/careers

EOE – M/F/V/D

Environments Designer

Derse, a face-to-face experiential marketing company that specializes in the design, fabrication, and program management for trade shows, business environments and events is seeking an experienced Environments Designer for its Dallas, TX location.

If you have lots of crazy ideas and no outlet for them, come join us. We’ll help each other in realizing those dreams! Come and be part of a fun, creative environment with a team-oriented atmosphere.

This position directly reports to Creative Director and is responsible for leading mid-sized projects.

Responsibilities include:

* Work with Creative Director in providing creative and technical development on large projects.
* Provide design visual communications for creative solutions.
* Project lead and manage design work on assigned accounts.
* Prepare for, attend, and drive the creative portion of the proposal presentation to the client.
* Maintain integrity of creative through entire project process (estimating, detailing and shop construction).
* Maintain working knowledge and skills of current palette of computer hardware/software used by the Derse team.
* Participate in client/prospect department tours.
* Keep abreast of industry trends, attend trade shows, industry conventions/seminars and read/subscribe to design related publications.

Qualifications include:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in designing tradeshow exhibits, environments and events.
Advanced experience in 3D Studio Max.
Strong presentation, organization & communication skills required.

Want to be part of creative team and a leader in the industry? Please submit your resumes to www.derse.com/careers

EOE – M/F/V/D

Divisional Vice President – Trade Show/Event Industry – Dallas, TX | Management

Derse is a complete face-to-face marketing agency specializing in exhibits, events and marketing environments. Ranked as one of Advertising Age’s World’s Largest Agency Companies and Chief Marketer’s B2B Top Shops, we are looking for a key leader to drive one of our largest divisions.

The Divisional Vice President is a critical role for the overall achievement of the Dallas division. Your primary role is to lead and strategize new business development and nurture existing client relationships, all while setting the standard for quality customer service. You will be directly responsible for overseeing all Dallas operations and employees and held accountable to profit and growth objectives set each year. This role reports to the Corporate Executive Vice President.

Qualifications

* 7-10 years management/leadership experience required
* Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance preferred
* Previous background in running production-oriented operations in a
   custom build environment
* Must have working knowledge of financial systems
* Custom exhibit or cabinetry background preferred

At Derse, we hire leaders who have an eye set for growth and innovation. This is your chance to build Derse’s future – so you can have the best for yours. Make your move: Please submit your resumes to www.derse.com/careers.

READY TO RUN THE CITY?

A successful trade show labor service company is looking for a qualified city manager to take over its existing operation.

This city manager will be required to manage the day to day operation for trade show labor in our Las Vegas location.

We seek a city manager who has the experience and capabilities to oversee all aspects of the operation.  In this role, the individual will manage the set up and take down of trade show structures and booths, while exceeding customer expectations.

The individual will be responsible for the following:

* Manage, organize, build, recruit, hire and train individuals who can work on crews for the purposes of installing trade show exhibits and retail displays
* Coordinate and schedule labor force
* Organize all aspects of setting up multiple client exhibits at the various facilities throughout Las Vegas
* Communicate with management and staff daily to update operational reports and project information regarding events in Las Vegas
* All administrative duties including time tickets, billing reports, participate in all union activity and all on-site show floor activity

Requirements for this position:

* Related Trade Show Experience
* Excellent communication, leadership and management skills
* Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
* Effectively multi-task in a fast pace environment with a variety of projects, suppliers and unions
* A positive attitude and desire to assist teams when necessary
* Willing to work long hours when required
* Knowledge of desktop/lap top computers, internet, email, fax, etc.
* A passion to exceed customer expectations
* Desire an opportunity to manage and grow an existing company, known for its customer centric focus

Send resume and salary requirement to Maxyourcareer@gmail.com

SEEKING A SENIOR 3D EXHIBIT DESIGNER

Elevation, a full service design and marketing firm, is seeking an enthusiastic Senior 3D Exhibit Designer. The ideal candidate will be passionate and motivated, and eager to foster a creative and inspiring team-based work environment. This is a salaried position with an impressive benefits package, and does require some travel.

Requirements & Responsibilities:

6+ years of relevant design experience

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Design or a related field

Possess an understanding of exhibits as a marketing, educational, and experiential communication tool

Detail oriented, highly organized, able to prioritize tasks, and able to work under pressure with multiple deadlines

Compelling in person presenter able to effectively communicate and explain design solutions

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Proficient in 3D visualization tools, especially 3DS Max/Form Z/Adobe Creative Suite applications

Lead design assignments conceptual through project completion

Develop hand drawn sketches, black and white line drawings, computer generated color renderings, and presentation packages to communicate concepts to clients

Create and provide estimating drawings to communicate component dimensions, substrates, and amounts needed to the estimating team

Create and provide control drawings to communicate component dimensions and detail information needed to the CAD team

Interested candidates should submit their resume and portfolio to Dana Esposito, Creative Director at despositio@elevation3d.com