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Co-Production Manager – Peter Rabbit 2

Are you a Production Manager who has been responsible for the overall production management of the picture production from story through to final delivery; including accountability for the master project schedule, production priorities, production reporting, crew and quota planning and projections?

Peter Rabbit 2 is the project for you!

What you’ll get to do:

  • Create and maintain the overall master schedule incorporating the departmental schedules from the Production Supervisors.
  • Create and maintain the overall project milestone overview.
  • Communicate clearly priorities, milestones, quotas and deadlines to Production Supervisors and Producer(s).
  • Develop and maintain schedule summaries for Producer(s) on a weekly basis or as required.
  • Communicate asset and shot production priority changes to all Production Supervisors and work with Production Supervisors on solutions for such variances.
  • Work closely with CG Supervisors, Creative Leads and Producer(s) to resolve any conflicting priorities.
  • Ensure that all breakdowns that support bid and schedule are accurate and in line with current brief and budget, and report all variances which affect schedule and budget to Producer(s).
  • Recommend to Producer(s) required resources needed to complete the project on time and in budget.
  • Assess any re-bids or quote allocations by Production Supervisors and present to Producer(s) when necessary.
  • Evaluate the implications of any production issues that arise from reviews ensuring a solution-based approach.
  • Line-manage the Production Supervisors, the Production Co-ordinators and the Production Assistants on day-to-day basis ensuring all tasks are understood and executed.
  • Build relationships with department supervisors and creative and technical leads to enable yourself to provide support and be aware of any issues and concerns.
  • Communicate all relevant information to all relevant support departments.
  • Pro-actively identify issues, problems or changes, recommend solutions and communicate to the relevant people in a timely manner.

What you bring:

  • 5 + years’ experience working within a production team on a large VFX or animation production.
  • 2 + years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Exceptional scheduling skills and working knowledge of database tracking software.
  • Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based workflows.
  • Technical knowledge/experience in film formats, digital media and film techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel; MS Project is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail.
  • Proven organizational skills, including proactive prioritization, effective time-management and comfort level with rapid context-switching.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Exceptional and proven project management and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • Proven experience in managing large teams of people.

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