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jobby: Production Manager, Bron Studios, Burnaby BC

Logo_avatar_2014-01-16_ANIMProduction Manager

Working closely with the Producer, the Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the show. This is accomplished through production planning, coordination and trouble-shooting. This candidate must also possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

-Manage overall production schedule including interdepartmental workflow, and monitor/oversee department budgets, schedules and priorities, balancing artistic and productivity requirements.
-Assign appropriate manpower (working with Producer) to ensure the completion of production on time and on budget.
-Supervise and mentor department coordinators, production assistants and provide guidance and support to department leads.
-Facilitate career growth and training for department coordinators and production assistants.
-Attend all relevant meetings and approval sessions to promote effective communication throughout the production team and provide leadership as needed.
-Work closely with Director to communicate creative priorities throughout the production.
-Suggest production solutions that will allow for needed creative changes to be made.
-Track, document and report on major creative changes that affect budget/schedule to Producer in a timely manner.
-Actively participate in the recruiting and staffing of the production team; including assessing the work of prospective candidates through the hiring process, and supervising efficient integration of new hires into the project’s process.
-Partner with Producer to guide production personnel’s overall professional development, provide performance feedback, and resolve performance management issues.
-Use interpersonal skills to resolve conflict, promote a collaborative production environment, and foster an atmosphere of cooperation and communication.
-Support department managers and coordinators in creating department schedules.
-Facilitate inter-department and inter-lead communication.
-Facilitate effective department coordinator and lead partnerships.
-Other duties as required.
-Minimum 5+ years production management experience in animation film production or equivalent.
-Experience with all parts of the animation production pipeline, including layout, modeling, shading, animation, effects, lighting, rendering, compositing & post.
-Familiarity with all aspects of production management, including budget & schedule management, personnel and performance management.
-Superior personnel management and team building skills.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to use positive tone and attitude to diffuse conflict, provide solutions, and cultivate a fun and productive working environment.
-Working knowledge of production techniques and terminology.
-Expert organizational, project management & time management skills.
-Ability to anticipate and deal with an ever-changing production environment.
-Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material.
-Ability to work well under pressure/deadlines.
-Ability to support artists in all disciplines.
-Ability to pull together and focus diverse teams of artists.
-Previous computer experience with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Project, spreadsheet and database applications required.
-Proficiency with Shotgun Software and Adobe suite (including Flash, PhotoShop and AfterEffects) is preferred.
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