Executive Producer

Production /
Full-Time Permanent /
About us:

How did Web Summit become, in the words of Forbes, “the best tech conference on the planet”? Meaningful connections. Our tech events are unmissable because we make it easier for the right people to meet and connect. Everyone at Web Summit works towards this goal.

And we’re just getting started. 

We’re always looking to build on the impact we have already made at Web Summit. In the coming years we’ll take Web Summit to new markets, promoting global connectivity, highlighting important issues and connecting global leaders – all while making a positive impact on the environment and communities we encounter.

To build a better company, we have to better ourselves. We do that by finding the most ambitious people to work with us. 

About the team:

Web Summit Live Events Team is central to creating world-class attendee experience on a global scale. Designers, event coordinators, producers, stage managers and many others work hand in hand to produce all elements from stages to exhibitions through to live operations and attendee experience for our events around the world.

What you'll achieve at Web Summit

    • As an Executive Producer, you'll be responsible for bringing the event to life and delivering an amazing experience to all attendees.
    • You'll be managing part of the production team, engaging with suppliers, department heads, operators, freelance staff and key event personnel, ensuring that all technical aspects of the event are run flawlessly.
    • You’ll find technical solutions to creative design
    • You’ll also manage budgets, including keeping accurate and extensive records of all production expenditure and work with our procurement team to get best value.
    • You’ll create and run technical production schedules, with all suppliers and key departments.
    • You’ll liaise with and maintain regular and clear communication channels with interrelated internal departments and team leads.
    • You’ll communicate courteously with clients and external parties.
    • You’ll own timeline development as part of project management.

Who you are

    • You are a fluent Arabic and English speaker 
    • You have extensive experience in producing events in the Middle east including Qatar, with a solid understanding of the local supply chain and markets.
    • You’re an experienced event producer with strong attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills.
    • You have extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of events and stage production including, rigging, AV, broadcast, lighting and staging
    • You have extensive experience working with technical suppliers,  freelance personal and operators
    • Your experience includes drafting detailed technical specs for tender and procurement 
    • You have experience in drawing event layouts and technical production plans
    • You are open to bringing your experience to find creative and technical solutions
    • You excel under pressure and are confident in handling change and decision making.
    • You deal with confidential matters in a professional manner, whilst respecting and upholding professional integrity at all times.
    • You’re confident, friendly and professional, with keen interpersonal intelligence.

Skills and abilities we're looking for

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with strong performance is preferred.
    • Ideally, 5+ years proven experience in an event production manager related capacity.
    • Experience with either AutoCAD or Vectorworks
    • Experience with Excel and Google Docs
    • Strong administrative skills and an ability to meet tight and moving deadlines.
    • Ambition and an ability to work on your own initiative to accomplish tasks.
    • Focus on effective cost control for budgets.
    • Numeracy and strong analytical skills.
    • Experience in budgeting large-scale productions and special events.
Benefits and perks:

- Hybrid-working model open to all employees.
- Fully subsidised healthcare, dental, employee assistance programme (EAP) and more.
- Pension contribution up to 6%(Irish based only)
- A dedicated in-house L&D department, with access to workshops, online learning and resources to help you excel in your career development.
- Company laptop, generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
- Our very own Tramway Team, which drives community and morale-boosting events for employees to participate in.
- Annual company get-togethers, charity days, and monthly wellbeing talks.
- Wellness subsidy issued to all employees of €1000 per year

At Web Summit, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We want talent from all walks of life to help us on our journey to digitise the conference sector. Hiring decisions are made purely on experience, skills and the needs of the business.