Managing Director of Design Services – Atlanta

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Atlanta, GA

Travel: Maximum 20%

Salary range: Negotiable based on education and experience

Status: Full-time, Not overtime eligible

Shepard Exposition Services is seeking a Managing Director of Design Services to be responsible for the management and leadership of structure and graphics design for exhibits and structure for show management. The Managing Director will ensure the highest level of customer service is delivered and standards are set and achieved, as well as leading efficiency and innovation in design to be recognized as industry leading.

Frequent periods of sitting, standing and walking.  Periodic bending & stooping, kneeling, squatting and crouching, crawling, reaching, twisting and carrying, pushing, pulling and lifting weight amounts of 25 lbs. or less.  Regular and frequent, repetitive hand motion and grasping.

***Shepard Exposition Services is a DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE and requires pre-employment drug and background screenings.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage Structural, and Graphic Design disciplines & process to:
    • Structural- CAD development of event projects (A0) and exhibit booths (B0)
    • Graphic Design- Design, development, layout, type ‘Look of the Show’ for custom graphics, structural and promotional literature
    • Distribution of design and structure workload as ordered by other associates based on complexity and/or client expectations ensuring all deadlines are met or exceeded based on design standards
    • Conduct daily scrum meetings with graphic and structural team independently, reallocating work based on deadline management
    • Manage expectations and provide feedback to sales and account executive team members to ensure work is in alignment with Shepard standards and client expectations
    • Provide quality control and ensure compliance to company structural and graphic standards
    • Conduct quarterly meeting with VP of Account Production to determine event volume for scheduling of resources
    • Project management of the implementation of new standards for exhibits and show management
    • Project management and oversight for setup and ongoing maintenance of sponsorship banner solution
    • Project management of designated items for annual business plan as relates to design
    • Recruit, hire, and train talent for all design disciplines.
  • Treat all customers with courtesy and respect, as outlined in our Blue Diamond Customer Service Program

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Core Values of Caring, Commitment, Integrity, Spirited, Responsiveness, and Teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written), be able to work well with groups, work unsupervised, meet deadlines and adjust designs based on constructive feedback and/or customer requests
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and ability to balance multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellence in decision making within a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in related field
  • Minimum 3 years of personnel management experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in production & project management

Physical Requirements:

Frequent periods of sitting, standing and walking.  Periodic bending & stooping, kneeling, squatting and crouching, crawling, reaching, twisting and carrying, pushing, pulling and lifting weight amounts of 25 lbs. or less.  Regular and frequent, repetitive hand motion and grasping.

***Shepard Exposition Services is a DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE and requires pre-employment drug and background screenings.

Benefits Package:

Our Full-Time employees enjoy a wide array of benefits including Health, 401k, ESOP, Supplementary Life Insurance & Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Corporate discounts and more. Shepard is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company and offers excellent pay and benefits. Our company core values and passionate culture set us apart in our industry in the positive way we treat our customers and each other.

To apply:

Click the “apply” button to be redirected to The Shepard Expositions job application portal. No phone calls, emails or faxes accepted. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected based on meeting the job and experience requirements.

To all recruitment agencies:

Shepard Exposition Services does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees or hiring managers. Shepard Exposition Services is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.