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Director - Conference Center, Production & Studio Operations

Employer
Novo Nordisk
Location
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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About the Department 

The Finance and Operations dept. brings insights and intelligence to inform decision making & drives digitalization and business solutions to attain NNI goals. Finance and Operations works closely across the organization to guide enterprise-wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. Our focus on innovation ensures we're constantly building future capabilities. We're responsible for regulating accounting, upholding workplace safety, managing our supply chain and sampling, supporting technological and data innovation, insights and analytics, delivering patient support solutions, maintaining our facilities and assuring the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent, and we reward hard work and dedication with opportunities for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to maximize your potential with us?

 

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced leader with a passion for hospitality, events, and exceptional guest experiences. This Director will play a pivotal role in overseeing the operations, strategic direction, and overall success of the on-site conference center, in-house production capabilities and small meeting coordination.

 

The Director of Conference Center, Production & Studio Operations will lead a team of professionals and manage suppliers to produce impactful live and virtual events.

 

Relationships

Reports to the Lead of Meetings and Travel Solutions, NNI Business Solutions.  (NBS) Represents NBS as a key liaison with Corporate Communications, Strategic Meetings and all internal meetings stakeholders. May represents NNI on Global System Advisory Boards for conference center and AV needs. Develops a deep and collaborative relationship with key stakeholders and senior management within Communications, Marketing, Procurement, Finance, Legal, IT and other relevant business areas including strategic meetings vendors.

 

Essential Functions

  • Lead and manage NNI’s in-house production team, (combination of Colleagues and Managed Service) providing strategic direction, mentorship, and guidance to ensure the delivery of high-quality video and audio-visual content
  • Exceptional operational oversight of NNI’s state-of-the-art Conference Center, along with the servicing, setup and technology for all NNI conference rooms
  • Act as lead advisor for development of new podcast and AV studio as a part of the NNI HQ building renovations
  • Act as the Production SME providing consultative support for onsite and off-site production engagements. Advise business partners of what “good looks like”
  • Establish in-house AV, podcast creative team using a combination of MSP and NNI resources
  • Oversee studio operations, including equipment maintenance, studio scheduling, and resource allocation to support a seamless production process
  • Ensure NNI is securing top talent, technology, equipment, and adopting best in class processes that will enhance stakeholder experiences
  • Establish and maintain Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Meetings Management, Marketing, Sales, and Corporate Communications, to meet project requirements and deliver compelling visual and audio content in all productions
  • Manage and optimize production workflows, processes, and resources to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery of high-quality content
  • Coordinate and execute small-scale meetings and events, including logistics, and on-site coordination, to ensure seamless execution
  • Drive efficiencies with vendors, catering and hospitality related services surrounding all meetings on site
  • Collaborate with clients and stakeholders to understand event requirements, objectives, and budget, and provide personalized, high-quality service tailored to their needs
  • Manage vendor relationships, negotiate contracts, and oversee event-related services, such as catering, audio-visual, and transportation, to deliver exceptional meeting experiences
  • Project management to track timelines, budgets, and deliverables, ensuring efficient planning and execution of small meetings and events
  • Provide post-event reporting and analysis to evaluate the success of meetings, gather feedback, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement and client satisfaction
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    Physical Requirements

    10-20% overnight travel required.

     

    Development of People

    Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.

     

    Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.

     

    Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.

     

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in film, media production, communications, or related field; advanced degree or experience preferred. Experience in Media or Production company strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in video production, audio-visual services, or studio operations, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality content
  • Strong creative and technical expertise in video production, post-production, and audio-visual technologies, with a keen eye for visual storytelling and content development
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, problem-solve, and drive continuous improvement in in-house production services
  • Has a reputation of being a high performer with strong business acumen and emotional intelligence
  • Able to motivate and prioritize team member professional development
  • Able to influence and drive change through diplomacy
  • Always strives for excellence with a can-do attitude
  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Thrives in ambiguity
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    We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

     

    At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

     

    Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

     

    If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

    Company

    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit novonordisk.com.

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.

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    Phone
    617-612-6200
    Location
    75 Hayden Avenue
    Lexington
    MA
    02421
    United States

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