Long-term strategic production planning and reporting:

  • Design and execute big
-
picture plan for the feature film production, including pre
-

and post
-
production

  • Work with Producer to map out production schedules and strategically position major creative and 
technical landmarks 

  • Assume the role and responsibilities of the Producer in his/her/their absence 

  • Partner with Production Manager to supervise production sch
edule/quotas 
  • W
ith Producer, Production Manager and Technical Supervisor, design film’s production 
organization chart, global production pipeline, and department structure

  • Analyze production performance and strategically problem
-
solve to trouble
-
shoot inven
tory flow 
issues

  • Collaborate with leadership of other studio films to continuously streamline and improve 
production process

  • Plan for screenings and drive getting footage approved; plan and update footage chart

  • Coordinate with Post Production
—
timing, dubbi
ng, previews, etc.


Budget and finance supervision:

  • Oversee and actively manage film budget and resources, including staff start/wrap dates

  • On a daily/weekly basis, supervise spending, strategize allocation of budget resources, and cost 
out impact of 
any changes and/or staffing delays with the Production Accountant

  • Prepare and present quarterly budget updates and production summaries to CFO and Executive 
Team


Personnel (technical and artistic staff) and production resource management:

  • Provide leader
ship and mentorship, encourage a shared vision, and be a touchstone for the crew

  • Serve as key Human Resources point person for the show: champion ongoing performance 
feedback and performance review process, actively address personnel and staffing issues, a
nd 
help to problem
-
solve and resolve challenges and differences

  • Proactively review and assess production and staffing needs; mitigate risks, communicate shifts 
in production priorities and show decisions

  • Plan for and handle all crew transitions, taking on 
any budget and resource issues that arise 
  • Lead the show’s hiring and staffing process, spearhead recruiting pushes, and be responsible for related administrative details such as offer letters and deal memos

  • Coordinate with Department Heads and leadership on other productions to acquire needed staff 
and facilitate their moves between projects 
  • Provide mentorship and motivation to team leads and managers: assist them in supervising 
artists and balancing workload within department, and guide them through challe
nging stages of 
production, ups and downs, etc. 
  • Manage equipment (machines/hardware/software) and office space resources


Support of the creative process:

  • Attend Director creative review and approval sessions and provide leadership as needed

  • Handle produ
ction dialogue recording sessions, and work with voice talent as requested by 
Producer

  • As necessary, attend and facilitate music scoring sessions and sound mix

  • Suggest production solutions that will allow for needed creative changes to be made

  • Support the film as needed through the seasons of

publicity, marketing and 
distribution

  • Collaborate closely with producers of feature film’s special projects (promotional materials, 
trailers, DVD extras, title sequences, etc.) as well as studio
-
wide departments (
Tools, Information 
Systems, Human Resources, Facilities, and Film)


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years production management experience in animation film production or equivalent

  • Familiarity with all aspects of production, including budget & schedule 
management, personnel 
and performance management

  • Shown ability to stay objective and exercise sound judgment in complex situations
  • Demonstrated ability to support and encourage artists in all subject areas


PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Exceptional organizational, project manag
ement, negotiation, partnering and team
-
building skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to use positive tone and 
demeanor to diffuse disagreements, provide solutions, and cultivate a fun and productive working 
env
ironment

  • Proven ability to maintain composure and focus in a demanding, fast
-
paced work environment

  • Thoughtful and diplomatic; successful in dealing with sensitive and confidential material

  • Ability to pull together and focus a diverse team of artists

  • Solid

understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel, MS Project or equivalent, and FileMaker Pro 
platforms; database experience useful


Job ID R-03119

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