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Director of Operations

Informa Markets
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Company Description

Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence, and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide.

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries to trade, innovate and grow. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience, and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content, and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, with over 500 international events, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development maintenance and monitoring of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Works with other Event Directors as well as department supervisor on all phases of operations.
  • Manage and maintain assigned budget areas by providing accurate forecasts, tracking expenses to ensure costs do not exceed budget.
  • Develops innovative initiatives to enhance internal efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provides leadership to staff to ensure all activities conducted by employees, temporary employees, contractors, sub-contractors, and union labor are performed optimally and in compliance with company standards for quality and efficiency.
  • Reviews, analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Identifies training needs, initiates development of subordinates and determines effective personnel action.
  • Develop strong relationships with exhibitors, handling booth regulations, vendor issues, and overall communication regarding operations, ensuring that all communication is timely, clear, concise, and consistent with show guidelines.
  • Manage and maintain Capital Expenditures worksheets to include reporting, entering in company portal and ordering material based on approved Capital Expenditures from Senior Management.
  • Manage and maintain companywide Procurement process using procurement best practices.
  • Keeps the employees informed as to company/department plans and progress.

  • B.S., Engineering or Business discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with responsibilities in tradeshows, manufacturing, distribution, procurement, inventory control and production control.
  • Sound administrative skills, well developed management skills-principles and people.
  • Strong team player who interacts well with internal teams, vendors and external clients alike.
  • Proven ability to train and motivate personnel to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth.
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.
  • Proven capabilities to implement complex projects while maintaining costs and timelines.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard computer software including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and written / verbal / telephone communication skills.
  • The ability to work away from home overnight as needed.
  • Full time attendance at the office and/or event site required.

Additional Information

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, eye)
  • 401K and Matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Work-life balance
  • Additional discounts through various partnerships

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law. 

Informa Markets


Fort Lauderdale, FL



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