Design Producer

FreemaninUnited States

Freeman's Design department consists of creative, detailing, floor planning and design management. The Design Producer is both an internal and external facing role that is responsible for driving the design process and overseeing the creative team during the pre-production phases of work.

This position is responsible for implementing processes across a wide range of project types including virtual and live events, (e.g. conventions, conferences or trade shows) and spans across all aspects of design from initial project scoping, to defining schedules and maintaining team communication through debrief and project close-out.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for overall project management for the design team on select Tier 1 projects, accounts and/or portfolios.
  • Establishes and drives creative design milestones, timelines and project plans in support of the production schedule.
  • Collaborates with Growth leads to determine the scope of work for the design team, estimated number of hours per resource and high-level budgeting.
  • Organizes and faciliates inter-departmental project team kickoffs.
  • Establishes internal and external meeting cadences for the design team.
  • Leverages Freeman's project management tool to build project plans and continuously update those plans over the course of the project to reflect changes in scope, resources and/or schedule.
  • Ensures timely and complete handoff to Freeman's Delivery teams.
  • Tracks the amount of design time spent and monitors net new client requests to ensure the project stays within budget.
  • Facilitates and monitors communication between Freeman departments.
  • Collaborates with Freeman's Design Resource Managers to align talent and availability to the needs and scope of the project.
  • Assigns and manages the internal and external design resources assigned to their projects.
  • Participates in strategic development of innovative ways to meet customer requirements and grow existing accounts.
  • In conjunction with Growth, Design and Delivery, develops relationships with clients that position Freeman as a strategic partner and advisor.
  • Has a role in maintaining multimillion dollar client relationship(s) with the responsibility for budget and profit management, client satisfaction, prioritization of all deliverables and ensuring quality of work.
  • Strives to innovate process and procedures which improve event success, efficiency and all the while reducing costs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Related degree from a four-year accredited college or university is preferred, but not required.
  • 3 to 6 years experience in a project management role perferrably in live events or brand experience industry.
  • Has extensive experience managing creative teams on complex, multifaceted projects for high-profile and/or Fortune 500 clients across the live and/or virtual events spectrum.
  • Experience with various projects types, including live event, consumer marketing, web, mobile, video, brand, and strategic consulting.
  • Must have strong presentation, verbal and written skills.
  • Must have the ability to think quickly under pressure, as well as motivate and engage the team to produce the best possible results.
  • Excellent problem solving and challenge resolution skills.
  • Diplomacy & tact in challenging situations and in dealing with many personality types and working styles.
  • Proven leadership, team-building, and customer service skills.
  • Proven computer skills in all MS Office programs.
  • Expertise in Workfront is preferred, but not required.

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