We are looking for a Manager for the USA based Production Employers on assignments (National and International). Reporting to the Assignments Director, you will work as part of a truly global team with your colleagues based in Montreal. The incumbent based in Chicago, Illinois will act acts as the direct supervisor of all production employees.
Act as a direct point of contact for all USA based Production Employees;
Provide leadership and motivation to the team to ensure the implementation of policies and procedures and intervene when necessary to resolve difficulties or unforeseen circumstances;
Participate in information sessions when new projects are launched;
In collaboration with the Chief of Planning and Resource Allocation, conduct post-mortem meetings, ensure the implementation of planned improvements, and actively participate in performance management;
Conduct meetings on a regular basis to provide feedback to production employees;
Perform regular visits to production sites;
Maintain centralized resources and skills allocation tool for the entire sector;
Complete performance management and team training;
Act as a liaison between production employees and the HR department for items such as employment contracts, timesheets, absences, work accidents, performance management, etc.;
In collaboration with the HR department:
Participate in the development of attraction strategies and the recruitment of production employees;
Participate in the onboarding of new employees;
Address performance management issues through coaching, mentorship and training;
Participate in the design and improvement of various skills development and workforce planning management programs;
Participate in the development of training needs and ensure training updates in OHS, audio, lighting, etc.;
Ensure the implementation of workplace health and safety plans and policies, and the application of the company’s policies and code of ethics.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or any other relevant training or work experience;
7-10 years’ experience in management and team assignments and/or in the audiovisual field;
Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite;
Strong planning, organization and coordination skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks to meet tight deadlines;
Leadership and ability to mobilize work teams;
Ability to communicate and write information in a clear and logical manner;
Demonstrate impartiality in decision-making;
Proven ability to coordinate human resources;
Possess business acumen and be customer service-oriented (internal/external);
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Capacity to work in a fast-paced, changing environment where innovation, continuous improvement and timeliness are competitive advantages;
Strong ability to anticipate potential issues and find effective solutions while respecting the company’s business policies and processes;
Will be required to attend meetings and training at the Dekalb office regularly;
Be available for variable work schedules and for travel to production sites or Canadian offices.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Solotech is 40 years of expertise in serving clients and artists in the audiovisual field on a local, national and international scale. Solotech is a leader for integrating the most advanced technology within the entertainment industry and is a leading partner in bringing innovative permanent installation projects to fruition. With a team of nearly 1000 employees in 8 offices across Canada and the United States, Solotech is experiencing rapid growth, thus offering a dynamic work environment with many exciting professional challenges and opportunities for development.