• Job Type: Full Time
  • Experience:  8 years of full time work experience in vehicle customization, experiential marketing or trade show space preferred
  • Education: Bachelor's preferred 
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  • Location:  Conshohocken, PA

Aardvark Event Logistics is the undisputed leader in the fast paced experiential marketing industry. We work with the largest brands in the world (and their agencies) and have a unique family culture you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve grown tremendously over the past few years and our future looks even brighter. In fact, we’re almost finished building a brand new multi-million dollar headquarters just west of Philly in a town called Conshohocken.  Aardvark was one of 38 companies on the Best Places to Work in Events list from 2015-2017.

Aardvark executes hundreds of marketing events across the country each week utilizing a large and diverse set of custom show vehicles, each designed to embody our customer’s brand and effectively achieve our customer's objectives. These show vehicles are created by our Production Team which leverages both internal and external resources to design and build beautiful, reliable and cost-effective mobile brand experiences that accomplish our customer’s mission.

The primary function of the Director of Production 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 recommendations 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. Your team is also responsible for designing and managing the process for troubleshooting and engaging appropriate vendor assistance to address mechanical breakdowns that occur on the road. The ideal candidate for this position will come 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. 

The Aardvark culture is demanding and performance driven. Our promise to our customers is that we will never ever let them down, and as a result, we’re all in and expect you to be. 

 

 

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Core Responsibilities

  • Daily management of the Production Team and subcontractors. Develop the process and protocol to ensure that the department operates effectively and consistently to deliver vehicle builds, preventative maintenance and non-standard field repair
  • Build and lead the production team including staff hiring, training, coaching and overall personnel development to ensure that the production group works as an effective, efficient and harmonious unit to deliver on our customer’s vehicle expectations.
  • Partner with the sales and tour operations teams to translate the customer’s vision to vehicle design that delivers a superior band experience while simultaneously meeting DOT standards to function reliably and efficiently in the real world
  • Manage the troubleshooting of remote mechanical issues in the field, source local repair, negotiate rates and ensure expeditious repair.
  • Identify and develop relationships with preferred maintenance providers across the country to ensure rapid, high quality service at a fair price
  • Constant focus on better software, better tools and better systems to simplify and improve fleet management with the greatest possible cost efficiency.
  • Create and manage departmental budget.

 

Experience / Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of full time work experience and strong record of success in a team leadership role - experience in vehicle customization, experiential marketing or trade show space preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a construction project and budget
  • Strong mechanical acumen - vehicle based preferred.
  • Experience in the development of visual / experiential consumer experiences
  • Experience in lighting, AV, tech gear and electrical preferred
  • CAD experience and capability strongly preferred
  • Integrity, resourcefulness, adaptability, energy and tenacity
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • CDL Class B highly preferred