“What would you say you do here?”
- Responsible for shows overall production strategy, schedule and budget management, inclusive of timely and accurate production and financial reporting.
- Responsible for vetting, approval and supervision of vendor’s strategy, schedule and budget to meet show goals and business plans for budget, delivery and tax rebates.
- Supervise complexity management processes that facilitate the director’s vision within the overall budget and schedule.
- Build and ensure an effective process for transparent and timely communication within production, to and from the vendor and to DreamWorks executives.
- Collaborate with Producer and Frontend Associate Producer and/or Production Manager to establish shows organization and responsibility structure and supervise key creative and production leadership as appropriate.
- In partnership with vendor, define and document the productions workflow, along with the organizational and responsibility structure, identifying and empowering decisions makers before production begins and adapting as necessary.
- Responsible for partnering with Producer and Front End AP to deliver and keep inventory flowing through the pipeline in accordance with production strategy.
- Responsible for establishing a dailies process to support director vision and balance quota expectation. Attends all dailies.
- Partner with creative and production leadership to resolve productivity issues.
- Measure and assess trends against plan. Proactively provide risk assessments, options and recommendations to resolve issues.
- In partnership with vendor and DW executives establish and monitor all reporting documents internal and external, but not limited to: weekly production reports, departmental promise lists, asset readiness reports, complexity bids, production schedules, cost reports, cash flow projections.
- Involved in interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring and feedback processes partnering with studio representatives as appropriate.
- Foster a respectful and collaborative environment that celebrates accomplishments and teamwork, as well as provide timely feedback and performance management if needed.
- Collaborate with Producer and Front End Associate Producer and/or Production Manager to manage positive morale.
- Travel regularly to remote location to ensure management process and values conform to DreamWorks standards and expectations.
- Manage credits process and post mortem presentations.
- Partners with producers and vendors to meet marketing requirements.

“What do I need to have in order to do this job?”
- 5 years of experience as an Associate Producer or Production Manager with extensive experience in animation processes
- Experience managing a Vendor studio relationship is essential
- Experienced leader within a dynamic and fast-paced culture
- Excellent, shown organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to manage creative leaders while meeting the needs of the production
- Strong, confident communication skills
- Ability to interact with all levels of the company as well as external partners or guests
- Has an even temperament, a sense of humor, and is discreet with sensitive information
- Consistent track record of working well on a team and enjoys a collaborative work environment
- Proficiency in software like Microsoft Word and Excel, Gmail and ShotGrid
- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal/DreamWorks Animation worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.