Our Opportunity

GPJ is looking for a Senior Director, Labor Management to join our growing team!

This role is hybrid, reporting to one of the following office locations a minimum of 2 days/week: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, Nashville, Detroit, Boston, or New York City.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Build strategy and provide oversight into how GPJ engages and manages on-site labor (union and non-union) we engage to install, operate and dismantle our events across the nation.
  • Provide labor guidance and expertise to GPJ’s on-site delivery teams across the country.
  • Know, research and communicate deep insight into the nuances and complexities of each labor market we work in.
  • Leverage existing relationships and knowledge of US Labor marketplace 
  • Provide concrete guidance and oversight to our labor practices to create efficiency and reduce errors
  • Build tracking and on-site management tools / process to promote efficiency and accuracy
  • Manage and build relationships with General Contractors & Labor Brokers both nationally and locally. Developing high-trust partnerships that promote collaboration and open communication between these vendors and our delivery teams
  • Negotiate MSA’s with GCs and Brokers
  • Direct competitive bid process for job-specific RFQs for GC’s & Brokers
  • Cultivate direct relationships with relevant Union’s National Leadership and Local’s Leadership in key markets  (Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles/ San Diego)  
  • Collaborate with leadership from Integrated Production, Live Production, Account Management, Fabrication and Account Operations to build scalable process that can be adapted for specific markets, projects types and clients
  • Provide overview of strategy and status to GPJ US regional leadership 
  • Partner with global leadership as needed on labor strategy on an ad hoc basis
  • Build training and tools and programs to develop and refine our labor estimating and management skills within IP & LP teams.
  • Develops, cascades and promotes standardized processes, templates, tools and/or technologies to managing labor relations, corrective action administration and escalated issue resolution protocols
  • Establishes credibility as a resource for our labor partners and our organization, through problem-solving and coaching techniques
  • Participates in the development and execution of labor relations strategies, provides guidance and proactively resolves labor relations issues
  • Implement and maintain safety standards, including standardizing the use of personal protection equipment onsite, OSHA Standards for worksites, and any other federal, state or local regulations governing our events. 
  • Act as a focal point for any due diligence related to the Company’s labor relations. 
  • Travel is estimated to be 30-40%

You will be successful if you are able to:

  • Be extremely organized with an attention to detail and be able to multi-task several tasks and projects at the same time
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to interface with several different departments 
  • Build high trust relationships with internal stakeholders, vendors and labor organizations
  • Establish yourself as a sought after resource for insight and guidance into best practices for labor management 
  • Grow expertise in the IP & LP teams. Producers & TDs are able to estimate their I&D labor and collaborate effectively with labor providers
  • Excellent relationship-builder with the ability to successfully work collaboratively with all levels of employees, the union, management, and external partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to respond promptly to inquiries in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and exhibit unquestionable integrity, honesty, and forthrightness
  • Invested in creating a positive and collegial unionized work environment that reflects equity across union, non-union, and international employees

Who You Are

Born Leader – With a knack for galvanizing the team around a common goal, you have a natural ability to bring out the best in everyone around you! 

You are able to act as an intermediary between the different working groups by gathering information, keeping projects on-track and providing support when necessary.  You are brilliant working alone (self-motivated, goal-oriented) as you are as leading a team (the motivator).

Organizer– A natural organizer who understands the importance of establishing procedures that help move a project forward, striving for first-time capability. The ability to understand complex issues and develop a simplified version that is easy to follow and understand. 

Quick Study – You are fast on your feet, and even faster with your mind! You possess excellent time management skills and have a sense of urgency. Proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time.

Excellent Communication– You understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. You possess excellent negotiation and conflict-resolution skills.

Flexible– You are able to change directions quickly without significant impact to performance. You effortlessly juggle multiple things simultaneously while delivering information in a timely manner and adhere to established timelines. 

Innovative– You drive, develop and support new and improved methods, processes, procedures and technologies. You are constantly challenging yourself to come up with innovative ideas that support the creative department, making the project life span more streamline and concise, resulting in a well-executed project from start to finish.  

What You’ll Need

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred and 6–8(+) years’ of related experience in labor management in the events industry.

1-2 years of supervisory experience.

Experience working on Macintosh and/or PC operating platforms

Thorough knowledge of the following software applications: Google Ecosystem –  GPJ is a G-Suite environment,  and ability to functionally use Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, as well as Acrobat Pro

Salary Range: $140k – $175k

Salary is dependent on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) experience, skills, and location.

Who We Are

GPJ is the world leader in experiential marketing. Our 29 global offices are filled with fearless people dreaming up ideas that are transforming industries and bringing the most respected brands to life in powerfully, exciting ways. We are a part of the Project Worldwide family. An independent, employee-owned global network of complementary, wholly-owned agencies. 

You read that “employee-owned” part, right? You heard us correctly. You work hard, she works hard, we all work hard… we all succeed and reap the rewards. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – providing our employees with an ownership interest. We thought you would want to know that. In fact, there is a lot more you would want to know about us, like our FTO policy (no more “accruing” time off) only to be included if applicable, our employer matching 401(k) plan (no vesting period), our “no employee contribution” healthcare option. But we are getting ahead of ourselves here, let’s talk about this exciting opportunity first and we can fill you in on our perks & benefits later.

GPJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. In addition to federal law requirements, GPJ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  GPJ expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on any protected class.

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