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Operations Manager, Exhibits, Chicago

Translating brands into experiences is our clients goal and they deliver. They offer the end user full-service experiential solutions including designing, building and managing integrated marketing programs for events, exhibits, and environments. The result is enhanced customer experience, reconnecting audiences to brands by utilizing strategic brand immersive approach.

Our client is currently seeking an Operations Manager for their Chicago Division. If you have a strong background in TradeShow Operations our client is interested in opening a dialogue with you.



  • Maintain Master Schedule and Capacity Plan
  • Work with Division President and VP to continually increase Profitable Revenue Growth
  • Create and implement procedures that improve Contribution Margin and Net Income
  • Cost analysis: ensure accurate capture and recording of manufacturing data (labor, materials, misc.) which are reported to senior managemen
  • Work with VP on monthly Billing
  • Maintain physical plant and equipment
  • Participates in the hiring process
  • Train and develop personnel in technical and administrative tasks
  • Participates in annual performance reviews
  • Manages warehouse activity
  • Responsible for overall building services
  • May act as an active member of project teams with Account Executive, Project Manager, Graphics Designer etc., participating in kick-off and status meetings, ensuring effective communication of timelines, deadlines, deliverables and pertinent details
  • Some travel required



  • Knowledge of exhibit operations and procedures
  • Minimum of 10 years of exhibits, manufacturing or production
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Strong PC and Mac skills
  • Proficient with AutoCad, Adobe CS3 (Photoshop and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and handle tight deadlines

Location: Chicago

Salary: $90k to $120k

Ref#: 1044

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  • Sales

    Account Executive,
    Account Director,
    Corporate Accounts,
    Business Development,
    Sales Manager

  • Creative

    Exhibition, Experience,
    3 Dimensional, Experiential,
    Graphic, Design Director, Creative Director

  • Project Support

    Account Management, Project Management, Estimating, Detailing, Drafting, Engineering

  • Production

    Warehouse Management, Shop Foreman, Purchasing Agent, I & D Supervisor, Field Services

  • Operations

    Director of Operations, Operations Manager, VP of Operations

  • Management

    VP, CEO, COO, Director

  • Miscellaneous