Production Manager

Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Manager 

JOB PURPOSE

We’re looking for a creative producer to join our expanding production team, and deliver shoots in all their forms. This person will play a lead role in casting talent, creators and influencers for complex campaigns, and be the main point of contact within the agency for casting. 

Alongside this they will lead on pre-production and post-production processes, as well as the shoot days themselves. We’re looking for someone with strong project management and communication skills, as well as contacts and experience in the casting industry. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Casting

  • Research and cast talent including actors, models, creators and influencers. 
  • Build and manage relationships with agents and managers. 
  • Negotiate and manage the talent contracting process including invoicing and payment.

Project Feasibility

  • Review creative concept and visual concept to assess project feasibility. Can it be done within time and budget?  Are there any production constraints?  Can the PM think of a creative solution to making it possible?
  • Attend Byte creative & design reviews prior to client approval.

Client Costs & Timings

  • Develop initial production ‘ballpark’ estimates based on concept / initial requirements.
  • Develop detailed production cost estimate for client review.
  • Uses the Byte production rate card to develop cost estimate.
  • Reconcile all budgets post shoot, within 3 days of shoot ending.
  • Develop and own production timing plan from client brief through to final delivery of files.
  • Develop and distribute Byte shoot list, and call sheet (shoot schedule).

Project Management 

  • Manage key production milestones on all projects that involve a shoot (either internal or third party produced).
  • Ensure sign off & delivery of shoot brief (includes casting and location brief).
  • Support Develops PPM Deck (working with other disciplines as necessary).
  • Record what works and what doesn’t for any shoot related “Wrap” meetings.

Third Party Management 

  • Engage all 3rd parties required to deliver a shoot.
  • Develop and update roster of prefered suppliers and freelancers.
  • Negotiate all usage fees and third party costs to get the best value for money possible. 

Collaboration

  • Work closely with Creative Planners to ensure that their creative vision is achieved.
  • Contribute to the creative process with creative production solutions.
  • Work closely with the Account Planner and Production Manager to achieve clear client communication.

SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Our offering is advanced for the industry, and we rely on great people. To be considered for this role, you will need the skills or experience outlined below.

  • Experience in roles involving production assistant or production management 
  • Experience in casting and street casting
  • Experience producing campaigns for social media
  • Experience managing production planning for campaigns
  • Experience working on consumer brands
  • Strong client communication skills
  • Ability to react quickly within a fast-paced environment
  • Solution orientated

HEALTH, WELLBEING & BENEFITS 

As the business has grown, we have and will continue to evolve the benefits that we offer to our people. Here is a snapshot of some of the perks you can expect. 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Company Pension scheme 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • EAP scheme
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Sabbatical 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Flexible working* 
  • Mental Health First Aiders 
  • Events throughout the year to promote health & wellbeing 
  • Training & development opportunities 

*The COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly everybody move to remote working. Our approach is reviewed and adapted in line with the changing restrictions. When it’s safe to return to the office our flexible working approach will include a hybrid mode of working incorporating remote and in-office working.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

Diversity, Equal Opportunity & Inclusion (DEI) are hugely important to us. Our DEI commitments sit at the core of our business and are part of our culture. We’ve always held the belief that being a progressive and innovative business necessitates a diverse team with an inclusive attitude - one cannot exist without the other. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Self-starting, reliable and dependable
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Open to feedback and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Sense of humour

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

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