Production manager

Production manager

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Description

The role of Project Manager at Squeeze is an exciting opportunity to work with our departments on animated feature films, animatics, intellectual property projects and TV series. The Project Manager position will allow you to connect with department heads, producers and supervisors to ensure your projects run smoothly.

In your role, you will be responsible for the scheduling of projects. You’ll work closely with producers, coordinators and department heads to ensure that teams have a clear vision of the work in progress and upcoming work through each department. You will ensure that projects are planned efficiently and that project schedules and requirements are met, and that each project area is carefully managed and updated.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of teams of production coordinators and production assistants. You will work with them to ensure that assigned work progresses efficiently and that deadlines and deliverables are met. You will also be responsible for building strong relationships with upstream and downstream departments and instilling in the team you lead these relationships, as well as best practices in work methodology.

 

Responsibilities

  • Receives his mandate from the Producer and takes note of the specifics, as well as the commitments made by Squeeze to the customer in the appendix of the contract;
  • Proposes a project schedule to the Producer to ensure that all departments meet the deadlines and budget, and keeps it up to date at all times;
  • Determines milestones for internal and external deliveries and schedules them to ensure that weekly deliveries and milestones are met.
  • Plans the organization of work in detail in consultation with department supervisors, producers and coordinators.
  • Collaborates with leads and the production team to ensure that the complexity of the work matches initial estimates and is within the budgets and timelines assigned to each department. Reports issues if not.
  • Evaluates workload to assess whether the schedule is realistic and plans production accordingly.
  • Adapts planning to production problems in order to solve problems and manages the impact on schedules and overtime.
  • Works with department heads and supervisors to ensure that coordinators assign work to artists and plan their schedules, ensuring that assignments are varied to optimize performance and that they respect individual abilities and the stages of the production pipeline.
  • Creates and maintains reports that clearly illustrate the productivity of each department and artist. Ensures that data is accurate and up to date by following the methodology established by the company.
  • Supervises the coordinators’ rounds on the production floor to discuss with artists and the production team. Ensures that all problems are resolved by communicating with producers and supervisors.
  • Anticipates potential problems in production and takes the initiative to provide solutions and escalates issues back to the producer.

 

Profile

  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Strong priority management skills
  • Proactive
  • Efficiency
  • Trustworthy
  • Ability to analyze the impact of details on situations and
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • Passionate about cinema and animation
  • Organized and methodical in your approach to work
  • Calm under pressure and able to meet tight deadlines
  • A positive attitude

 

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in film production or a related field.
  • 6 years of proven experience in the Vfx or Animation industry, films or TV series including 3 years in project management,
  • Excellent understanding of a VFX or Animation production pipeline;
  • Knowledge of Excel and Shotgun.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Great rigor and thoroughness.
  • Autonomy and sense of initiative, ability to communicate easily and work in a team.
  • Work ethic based on dynamism and collaboration.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems.
  • Fluently bilingual French/English, both orally and in writing.
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