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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

Operations Manager – Las Vegas

Company Summary:

Totally Mod Event Furnishings is a quickly growing player in the event and trade show industry. We strive every day to live up to our three core principles “Innovate, Partner, Service”.  We are an expanding team of passionate individuals that are taking the company to the next level.  If you are just looking for a “job,” this is NOT for you.

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager manages all Las Vegas operations and warehouse staff, is the primary point of contact for our headquarters in Orlando, maintains the daily flow of operations in our Las Vegas facility, and make sure all policies and procedures are adhered to. The Operations Manager will excel in the warehouse, on job site, and in an office environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Human Resources: interviewing, hiring, training, counseling, disciplining, firing, oversight of weekly payroll.

Warehouse: working with Warehouse Manager and warehouse staff to accurately pull and prepare furniture for events and return furniture to warehouse post event. Maintain accurate inventory by conducting physical counts and reconciling variances.  Ensure a clean and safe work environment.

Installation and Dismantle: working with I&D Manager and I&D staff to manage all setups and strikes.  Timeliness, preparedness, improvisational skills, and a high level of customer service on job site are essential for the success of our business.

Shipping/Receiving: overseeing shipping and receiving to ensure proper packaging, timely deliveries, consistency, and cost effective booking for both client and intercompany shipments.

Scheduling: working with I&D Manager and Warehouse Manager to schedule employees for operational excellence while staying within budget.

Budget: help set, monitor, and maintain budget for labor, materials, equipment, vehicles, facility, office, etc.

Production: overseeing basic manufacturing and assembly work in Las Vegas.  Constant communication with production facility in Orlando for Vegas needs.

Sales Communication: liaison between sales and I&D/warehouse to maintain smooth transition of jobs from sales phase to execution.  Conduct weekly production meetings with warehouse, I&D, and sales staff.

Skills/Qualifications:

Supervision
Safety Management
Dependability
Analyzing Information
Deadline-Oriented
Time Management
Multi-tasking
Equipment Maintenance
Organization
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Ability to learn other software programs including Inventory/Sales Software

Work Schedule:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Weekends and in evenings as needed especially during busy season (Jan-May; Sep-Oct)
Accessible via phone 24/7 for urgent matters
Note: this is a salaried position

Send resumes to: jdesoto@totallymod.com

http://www.totallymod.com
Exhibit/Audio Visual Sales Account Manager

We are looking for a motivated Sales Account Manager in the Exhibit or Audio Visual industry based out of the Las Vegas market.

Working in convention centers, hotel ballrooms, meeting venues and corporate locations across North America since 1995, CCR Solutions is at the forefront of providing the latest technology to our customers wherever they may hold events. CCR is all about teamwork both internally and externally with a family culture filled with experienced people who enjoy what they do.

The successful candidates must have:

Minimum 2 years’ experience in the Las Vegas live event industry.
Established sales relationships and opportunities.
Ability to contribute within a positive environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work flex-time and irregular hours.
Can travel across North America or wherever your events take you.
This position pays a salary + commission, benefits and 401K.

Please send your resume via email toJobs@ccrsolutions.com and we thank all applicants for their interest in joining the CCR team; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Account Executive

Highway 85 Creative is looking for a senior account executive to join our creative team! We are located in Glendale, Arizona (Phoenix area). 3-5 years experience in the industry is preferred or 5-7 years as a sales executive. Highway 85 Creative has grown immensely since the doors opened in 2005 and we continue to exceed expectations. We are looking for a self-motivated, passionate individual who is ready to grow with our company. If interested, please send your resume to gzwick@highway85creative.com

Outside Sales Representative – Exhibit & Tradeshow

Located between Washington and Baltimore on the I95 corridor, AGAM is a world leader in the design & manufacturing of environmentally friendly, high-tech aluminum modular display systems used in tradeshow and conventions.

We are looking for an Outside Sales Representative – technically capable, self-motivated, and intimately acquainted with the exhibit and tradeshow industry to generate new business to help fuel our growth!

Primary responsibilities include the following:

* Identify new opportunities and aggressively seeking prospective clients and converting existing contacts.
* Responsible for creating new business and following up with leads.
* Provide consultation services to prospective clients to identify and develop market solutions that will meet and exceed client goals.
* Coordinate and leverage company resources effectively throughout the sales process.
* Outside Sales Representative is supported by a large team of knowledgeable inside sales individuals and talented industrial designers.
* Demonstrate capabilities and effective knowledge of AGAM’s products and services.
* Conduct presentations for clients that showcase AGAM’s vast services, fabrications capabilities, and design-engineering support.
* Qualified individual must have a proven track record of sales expertise within the Exhibit & Tradeshow Industry. Extensive travel required.

If you are self-driven and passionate, joining our growing company is right for you! AGAM offers exceptional benefits: paid vacation, medical, dental, life insurance, & 401K retirement plan. Send your resume to jobs@agam.com.