Director, Event Production

The Director, Event Production role will be charged with several critical responsibilities: 1) overseeing the Regional Events Operations team including Operations (includes onsite AV/Deco), program coordinator/key partner concierge services and registration. Contribute to P&L of $45 M USD with direct management of 10+ M USD in expense 2) Leadership of Operations team (internal and partners) located across North America supporting a portfolio of 200+ events 3) Driving a no limits mindset with continuous innovation and customer service, sponsor and attendee focus at the heart of this to drive retention and growth 4) Flawless delivery of all events 5) creation of a scalable events operating model.

  • Support growth plan to launch Evanta into new markets both North America and beyond
  • Set global logistics strategy and objectives in line with our Events Mission statement and annual priorities – consistent and flawless execution on a global basis
  • Effectively lead and inspire a rapidly expanding and diverse Events logistics team – requires travel and time to be spent in person with leaders in each region (Up to 40% travel across North America initially with build to Global)
  • Have extensive knowledge of the markets we operate in – the culture/expectations, who to partner with externally, what the cost structures should be, what are the unique financial implications of various regions
  • Lead an exceptional team who are experts in each of their functions- continue to create centers of excellence within the team where appropriate – Customer experience, venue logistics, F&B, AV production, customer feedback etc.
  • Continually plan for growth and the ability to accommodate this in every region in the world – be ahead of all new venue/location opportunities and partner with the rest of the Event Production, Sales and Marketing teams to ensure these are contracted appropriately
  • Work in partnership with Operations Manager on capacity planning, financial planning and contract management
  • Work alongside the Head of the Content team to ensure the end-to-end client experience is seamlessly managed and that the Operations team clearly understand the needs of the audience and how this can be achieved in a live event environment
  • Build exceptional relationships with venues and external suppliers – ensure we are partnering with the best in the industry and effectively negotiate these contracts to ensure we maximize what is available to us; personally own venue contracting in partnership with the Event Operations Manager


  • 6+year’s business experience including 4+ years within the Events Industry with a focus on Event Logistics, Customer Service and Creative Production
  • Strong background in conference/event management, including: C-level/Technology marketing/events
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation while executing flawlessly
  • Expert in customer experience design and delivery
  • Ability to objectively measure success
  • Ability to lead direct and indirect reports
  • Ability to identify, research and operate in new geographies
  • Budget-management and financial-forecasting experience; P&L Management preferred
  • Strong Management and Leadership capabilities with a growth mindset
  • Client Focus & Relationship Management
  • Strong Decision-making abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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