Are you a walking blend of art and business? Do you have a passion for creating a thing of beauty and quality that you can be proud of, yet understand the importance of doing so in a cost effective and profitable fashion? Do you crave the opportunity to put your stamp on high end events for corporate, social, and political gatherings created for household name families, corporations and organizations? And would you like the opportunity to do so with a boutique firm that does work all along the eastern seaboard and occasionally beyond? If so, you may have found the perfect ad! Read on!

Amaryllis Floral + Event Design (www.amaryllisdesigns.com) is a leading dcor provider for social and corporate events in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Starting as a boutique floral design studio nearly 27 years ago, Amaryllis has grown into a highly skilled team of event stylists, textile experts, floral designers, carpenters, and artists. We conceptualize and produce extraordinary event designs for our clients in-house at our 50,000 square-foot facility located in Landover, Maryland. Our logistical know-how and attention to detail have clients seeking us not only locally, but along the east coast and far beyond.

We are seeking an established professional for our open Production Manager role. The person in this full-time, exempt-level role will be charged with strategically managing our Creative Department to help bring to life the vision of both the clients and the company. If it's you, you will oversee all aspects of the Production Division including Carpentry, the Art department, and the Textiles department.

Through effective direction of the department you'll maintain the Amaryllis standards of creative excellence, timeliness, and profitability, while achieving the client goals. Our Production Manager is also the chief liaison between clients and other design professionals and so must be able to work cross-functionally with the Sales, Business Development, Finance, Floral, and other internal teams. So, what's a day in the life of the Production Manager like? It's faced paced and exciting!

You'll be tasked with ensuring your Department Managers prioritize tasks according to schedule demands for efficiency and facilitate coordination within departments to ensure work flows smoothly, all to ensure the quality of the produced items on budget. You'll collaborate with our vendors, building relationships, monitoring their performance, and will identify new or replacement vendors as needed.

We're sorry, but as with every management role, there will be some paperwork! You'll be expected to create comprehensive project documentation including production lists using information from the Sales/Design team regarding event specifications and changes. But you'll also do some cool stuff such as helping the sales/design team with samples in their conceptual planning, creating renderings of designs for clients, creating new finishes and techniques for sales/Design teams to sell to clients.

As a creative professional we will need you to occasionally attend site walkthroughs, stay current with new trends in event design, architecture, interior design and related fields, stay current with finishing and building methods, and develop your personal abilities in computer based drafting programs (Google Sketch, CAD) to create 3D renderings Our Production Manager reports to the CEO, and is directly responsible for 6 full time direct reports and indirectly responsible for 12-17 part-time and freelance staff reporting to the Creative Department department heads. As a good manager, you will be a staff mentor, ensuring a high level of motivation and team spirit. You'll write and deliver performance appraisals, and generally conduct yourself as a role model of teamwork and professionalism.

And there's always the need to perform other duties as assigned!

So, now that you know what you'd be doing, what will it take to succeed in this role? Someone with a Bachelor's degree in fine arts is preferred and since you'll be leading other department heads in support of clients with high expectations, you need to have at least 5-7 years of experience in related work. An ability to listen effectively and understand a client's vision to ensure its successful development by the design team is critical as is an ability to interpret and communicate abstract ideas visually.

It'd also be great if you have proficiency with Adobe illustrator and Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite), knowledge of construction materials and techniques, in depth knowledge of paint coatings and stains, knowledge of fabric types and applications and possess both hand rendering and computer rendering abilities.

Please understand, in our industry we work when others play, so you must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule to include lengthy workdays and required weekends and evenings during our peak seasons. And you must be able to do so while being pleasant with others and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude! After all, isn't that the kind of person YOU would want to work with?

How to Apply: Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity with us! If you are interested and feel you meet our qualifications, please send a cover letter along with professional resume and portfolio to info@talentspireinc.com Candidates with portfolios will receive strong consideration.

Please include "Production Manager" in the subject line of your email.