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VIAD Operations Manager in Clifton, New Jersey



GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

Under the direction of Senior Operations Managers on assigned shows, or show areas, proactively coordinate and develop all operational aspects of all Show-Site operations which are inclusive of Freight, Logistics and Decorating Delivery of the highest level of hassle-free customer service in the most efficient manner possible.

  • Coordinate and develop all operational aspects of showsite operations which is inclusive of freight, Logistics, decorating and rigging.

  • Exhibit a basic understanding of all lines of business required for production of event or show.

  • Develop fully integrated implementation plans for assigned show portfolio to ensure planned labor and show margins are met or exceeded

  • Provide assistance of the assigned operational show team in the count down process for the purpose of developing Productivity Improvement Plans, Service Plans, and the clear documentation of process improvement opportunities to be reviewed in Post Show Meetings.

  • In conjunction with Senior Operations Manager, review all labor calls and staffing plans on assigned shows to ensure they are fact based and in alignment with the Implementation Plan, the show budget, and service requirement.

  • Obtain and disseminate labor-tracking reports to operational team. Make on-site adjustments to ensure show margins are achieved.

  • Manage the labor and productivity tracking and reporting process. Assist in show labor analysis.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of compliance requirements for OSHA, DOT and Safety Requirements, and manage teams to perform in accordance with such all regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure damage and loss reports are documented in adherence with company practices.

  • Coordinate activities with vendors, facilities and logistics carriers.

  • Strive to provide superior service and delivery of quality products to our customers.

  • Participate in the Performance Management Program. Complete peer reviews, and provide input to the Senior Operations Manager to help complete performance appraisals, objectives and goals.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required, College Preferred

  • Required three (3) to seven (7) years in an operational environment, experience which was inclusive of management/supervisory functions. (hire, fire, discipline, coach, train and develop talent).

  • Experience reading floor plans, and construction drawings and use of CAD and Adobe experience preferred

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Prefer LEAN Six Sigma project experience or other form of continuous improvement experience for operational processes.

  • Must demonstrate ability to interface with individuals in a supervisory capacity as well as have the ability to comfortably interface with customers and senior level managers.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in basic financial and computer skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to walk show floor in order to supervise crews and work extended hours based on schedule- includes weekends and evenings

  • Must exhibit behavior in accordance with our core values. Integrity, teamwork, and customer service are essential to fitting into the organization and succeeding.


Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401K with company match

  • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance

  • Wellness benefits

  • Career development program

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Employee assistance program

  • Vacation time

  • Community involvement opportunities

  • Team activities

And much more……

Job ID # (iCIMS): 2019-13120

External Company Name: VIAD Corp.

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Street: 203 Kuller Road