This role will involve project managing a broad range of projects including films (live action and motion graphics), interactive and installations. You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with our clients including major international developers, architects, cultural institutions, visitor attractions and brands. As a senior producer you will be responsible for delivering large and small scale projects according to brief, timelines and budget managing both creative and technical teams in house and externally. You will take responsibility to manage and report on the project performance and take control to overcome issues during the project. You will also oversee projects run by more junior producers and play a part in their development. It is essential that you have generalist animation experience and end to end producing experience.
Inspires a high performance culture and communicates a clear sense of direction and expectations clearly
Establishes strong client relations and is the central point of contact for designated projects, attending all client meetings to guide and manage production progress
Responsible for project budgets between £20k and £2m+
Works with Head of Production to schedule in a team and ensures the team is clear on responsibilities, deliverables and timelines. Ensure each project is staffed according to schedule and budget and is pro-active in re-aligning resources to any timeline or scope shifts notifying the HoP of the required changes
Regularly updates and manages projects via Squint Opera’s online production tools including G-docs, F-track and Smartsheets. Reports to HOP and Financial Controller on project status and flags any significant risks/issues
Ensures project milestones and delivery dates are met
Ensures that both external client and collaborator’s requests remain within the agreed scope. Carefully manages internal creative and technical responses to ensure that they can be delivered within the agreed scope and budget
Is responsible for monitoring the payment terms and invoicing for a project, ensuring the project stays cash positive and any delays are flagged to the HoP and Project Accountant
Leads project reviews and team meetings
Plans studio and location shoots in the UK and internationally including crewing, kit hire, location permissions, talent bookings and scheduling
Attends all on-site client meetings and workshops in the UK and Internationally. Minutes – outlines and issues action points to the entire team. Clearly communicates and disseminates information across internal and external teams.
Organise and liaise with hardware, exhibition or other contractors and to obtain necessary information on time and to answer any queries that may arise.
Contract and manage contractors and external collaborators based in the UK and overseas
Asses project briefs with HOP and Directors to establish initial pitch presentation ideas and creative/technical concepts
Creation of quotes and contracts for new business
Leads a range of complex and fast-paced projects and remain organised and calm and in control under pressure
Motivates internal and external teams, balancing the needs of creative staff and project requirements
Flexible, can-do attitude. Adapts quickly and well to changing priorities
Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production objectives. Carefully considers the effect on quality of output
Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model
Is passionate about film, creative and digital content creation
Strikes the balance between creative and practical thinking
Manages client relationships and ensures expectations are managed and met
Mentors and develops more junior producers
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Approachable, flexible attitude, adapts well to changing priorities.
Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations.
Strikes the balance between creative and practical thinking.
Must be organised and efficient.
Excellent communication skills both externally and internally.
Planning and organising – leads a range of complex and simple projects, involving significant production effort and resources.
Makes decisions which have a substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of production objectives.
Carefully considers the effect on the perceived quality of output..
Good at problem-solving.