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Our client is seeking an experienced Production Manager to organize and oversee trade show exhibit fabrication.  The Production Manager is responsible for efficiently managing the production process with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, staff management, quality control, and timely project delivery.   Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills are required in this role.


  • Collaborate with department leaders to formulate objectives and understand project requirements
  • Manage fabrication/production process
  • Estimate costs and prepare budgets
  • Schedule and manage the workload for production staff
  • Assign workers and resources effectively based on resource availability
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of production personnel
  • Evaluate personnel needs and recruit as needed for positions
  • Recommend fabrication and production techniques based on design objectives and budget
  • Determine products, materials and quantities needed for projects
  • Source materials and manage vendor relationships
  • Ensure all necessary CAD drawings are correct, complete and properly distributed to the correct departments
  • Monitor quality of workmanship and production
  • Manage costs to ensure budget goals met
  • Monitor, coordinate and communicate all project specifications and ongoing progress to team members
  • Maintain a safe working environment


  •  5- years’ exhibit industry experience  – specifically in a Production or Project Management role
  • A proven history of success in a custom fabrication environment
  • Hands-on technical skill-set encompassing fabrication, carpentry
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with exhibit materials and exhibit fabrication
  • Ability to meet project deadlines in a fast paced fabrication environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to create and understand reports in order to assist in making scheduling decisions

Location: California
Salary: $80-90K+ DOE
Ref#:  2467