Director of Production (0169)

Application Status: Open

Location: West Conshohocken, PA

Are you an experienced and passionate senior level production professional in the exhibit industry looking for a position where you can bring your leadership and team building skills to the table in a senior level role? A unique, rapidly growing and profitable exhibit industry firm in the Philadelphia area is seeking a highly creative senior level Director of Production. The qualified individual will be responsible for creating and executing a world-class production environment, where they will serve as both a leader and member of the production team.

Job Summary for the Director of Production – Exhibit Industry

The primary function of this position is to serve as the leader of the production group, acting as a player/coach to evaluate and review the existing production operation and devise a strategic short and long-term recommendation to streamline production to create a highly efficient system and process that yields the best possible quality solution yielding consistent on-time and at or under budget results. The ideal candidate for this position will come from the exhibit industry or from a similar customized production environment and be able to employ tested systems and processes to streamline and improve delivery timeliness without sacrificing quality in a highly customized production environment.

Essential Functions of the Director of Production – Exhibit Industry

  • Direct and coordinate all production department activities to ensure effective and efficient attainment of company goals and to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed
  • Ensure that all established cost, quality and delivery commitments are achieved
  • Determine responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives
  • Develop quantitative production and quality control standards, cost controls and budgets
  • Partner with the sales and client services team to translate customer’s vision into a vehicle design that delivers a superior brand experience while simultaneously functioning efficiently and reliably in the real world
  • Work with the CEO and other senior leaders to establish processes and communications that enable the client services team to set proper expectations for customers regarding deployment, scheduling, service and maintenance of vehicles
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team, providing meaningful input, analysis and recommendations related to business operations and opportunities
  • Facilitate strong and consistent communication between the production team and the other internal departments
  • Build and deploy vehicles that meet DOT and other applicable safety standards
  • Coordinate and manage subcontractors as warranted by demand needs
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure timely and accurate delivery schedules
  • Develop training materials and facilitate training for production team
  • Responsible for overall Production Department P&L

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of the Director of Production – Exhibit Industry

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand business implications of decisions and actions
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of professionalism with a strong desire to inherently protect the company’s excellent image and reputation
  • Superior leadership skills with an ability to develop, mentor, coach and empower team members
  • Strong creative mindset to envision out-of-the-box solutions
  • Ability to identify, attract, hire and integrate new highly effective team members
  • Ability to work effectively on a dynamic leadership team where personalities are strong and team members are not afraid to speak their mind and challenge one another
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong project management experience with the ability to keep all team members aware of project status and plan
  • Strong creative and strategic mentality
  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to analyze problems and propose solutions quickly
  • Ability to effectively communicate within the organization at all levels and with external constituents
  • Ability to deliberately and continually affect change over time in pursuit of the company vision
  • Ability to make justifiable decisions
  • Must have a “roll up your sleeves” mentality to do the work that needs to be done


Training & Experience Requirements for the Director of Production – Exhibit Industry

  • Experience successfully managing a production team and employing and overseeing the production process to achieve timely and profitable results
  • Exhibit industry experience preferred
  • Experience working in a vehicle customization production environment a plus
  • Experience successfully working as a player/coach, working to put systems and processes in place, working as a member of the team
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Experience building and growing a production team
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred