General Manager, Audio Visual Event Operations

Washington, DC 20002

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Audio Visual - Events Job Number: 1695 Pay Rate: 110K to 115K Plus Benefits

A leading national provider of corporate audio visual and collaboration technology rental and support services, is  looking  for a  seasoned leader, with division / director level management experience, to oversee their regional event technology AV/IT rental and staging operations based out of their regional office in the Washington, DC area.

Note: Candidate must have recent experience overseeing audio visual operations that involve the in-house corporate " managed services" outsourced support of audio visual technologies such as video conferencing, audio conferencing, projection systems, flat panel display units, audio, lighting as well as server and desktop rentals.

Position Description
  • Oversee, lead and own all event technology division operations including event operations, personnel, budget, P&L, business development objectives and division hiring/firing requirements.
  • Supervise, mentor and develop division staff including line management and individual contributors.
  • Maintain business development objectives, goals and plans. Build, lead and drive sales objectives.
  • Interface with sales, clients and production team to ensure events are properly planned and executed.
  • Work with third party vendor and union labor sources to ensure maximized labor staffing and utilization to budget.
  • Perform site visits with customers, company personnel and/or event planners. 
  • Work with the event management team to ensure the proper staffing and make real time adjustments as necessary. 

Required Experience and Skills
  • Must have at least 5  years of progressive technical and then leadership experience in the Audio Visual Event Technology Rental and Staging industry.
  • Must have at least 3-4 recent years of  management experience specifically in the Audio Visual rental and staging event technology industry. 
  • Experience in event rental and staging management including operations, staffing and budget management.
  • Must have considerable P&L management experience.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills working with all levels of customers, company employees and union contractors.

Education
  • 4 Year College Degree
  • CTS or other related AV industry certifications desired not required
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