Technical Director

Production Director - London

Ref: 314Monday 4 October 2021

£Depending on experience

The world's leading independent full-service experience agency is looking for a Technical Director to join them to work on one of the world's leading technology brands.

About Us

An independent, creatively driven full-service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

Today, we still answer to no-one but ourselves. Our business is our business. And that means we focus on what we do best - and how best to do it. It’s an independence that gives us the freedom to be totally transparent. A liberation that keeps us flexible, practical and positively realistic.

Our clear strategic thinking and perceptive creative, breathes life into brands. It’s what turns our goals – and those of our clients, into results. We’re happy working wherever the brief takes us. At home or abroad. On the huge or the hugely important. Our scalability enables us to answer briefs of all shapes and sizes - effectively and efficiently.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Work Environment

We are a collaborative, predominantly face to face organisation and pride ourselves on working together to bounce ideas and support our clients. We have a fantastic, creatively designed space which promotes teamwork at Bankside in London and expect our employees to be in the office at least 60% of the time. This is why we have introduced our 3:2 working model which requires all employees to be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Key Responsibilities

Operational Delivery

  • Lead the technical delivery of our more complex projects, including onsite delivery
  • Lead on defining the technical approach and solutions across all projects
  • Oversee the successful technical delivery of all projects, ensuring the right technical team is in place across each project. Onsite presence where required across projects
  • Consult and advise across projects and between departments
  • Consult and advise our senior client stakeholders in conjunction with the Executive Producers
  • Work closely with the Executive Producers and Resource Manager to resource projects with appropriately skilled technical producers
  • Ensure the technical producers (both full time and freelancers) diligently deliver their assigned projects to time, cost and quality
  • Manage the roster of freelance technical producers; vetting capabilities of new freelancers and assisting with any onboarding requirements with T&C
  • Collaborate well & build internal and external relationships
  • Relationship lead on technical supply chain, continually evolving the list as our portfolio expands
  • Responsible for the health & safety plans for all events. Ensuring the technical team deliver safety and compliance by creating risk assessments, method statements and event safety plans
  • Create, support and refine internal processes to increase the quality and efficiency of our output
  • Be an active participant in the agency’s diversity, inclusivity and sustainability objectives

About you

  • You can hold yourself responsible and accountable for the effect your influence has on the Integrated Production team and the organisation as a whole 
  • You have the experience to constantly question, innovate and be open to and identify new ways of working
  • You can inspire your team and peers to learn, grow and be curious
  • You have solid experience of working with new technologies in relation to content creation and broadcast
  • You challenge clients and suppliers in order to get to a better result/outcome; be confident in our abilities/position within the industry
  • You demonstrate empathy, adaptability and organisational awareness
  • You have a passion for live events and a curiosity for innovation and design
  • You have the ability to adapt your working style and practices quickly to respond to different projects in terms of scale, content, complexity
  • You have experience of being senior in a team and are able to communicate at all levels of experience
  • You are an expert in your discipline, fostering confidence, collaboration and trust amongst your colleagues in all departments of the agency

Your Background, Skills & Experience

  • An effective and open communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications
  • Active listening skills and can remain open-minded in all situations
  • Ability to lead and support courageous conversations
  • Vast experience within both physical and virtual event disciplines
  • Detailed understanding of video conferencing platforms, content acquisition techniques and streaming technologies
  • Vast experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
  • Expert understanding of audio-visual and lighting technologies, transport and logistics, fabrication, finishes, materials & print techniques
  • Excellent financial acumen, numeracy and negotiation skills
  • Experience of managing complex budgets of varying sizes
  • IOSH certified is highly desirable (training will be provided)