Head of Production / Senior Producer

Job Purpose

Most of our creative projects are produced in-house. We produce video and photo content for digital (mobile & web), CRM, AR, out of home and TV. Our production managers are responsible for costing, sourcing the cast, searching locations, hiring crew, kit direct and you would be responsible for overseeing this activity. For our larger productions we also work with best-in-class 3rd party production companies to give our clients a range of dynamic production solutions and the flexibility they need to create high quality marketing content. 

The majority of our work is digital and our aim is to produce TV quality productions for mobile based customer experiences.  We design each creative execution specifically for the platform that it will be viewed or interacted with, for example YouTube, TikTok or Snap. 

Key Responsibilities 

This role will be varied and you will be responsible for, but not limited to: 

Client Management 

  • Working with Account Planners to communicate complex production projects and issues to our clients
  • Demonstrating a solution orientated approach

Job Profitability / Cost Management

  • Generating and approving cost estimates and schedules for Byte productions
  • Ownership of job profitability across all production jobs
  • Striving for good value for money from our suppliers on behalf of our clients 

Managing 3rd Party Suppliers

  • Ability to build good working relationships with Production Companies and other third-party suppliers
  • Recommending best Directors and Production Companies
  • Networking and developing a black book of industry contacts

Developing process

  • Ability to implement, manage and improve Byte’s internal production process

Team Management 

  • Line management and career development for our growing production team and traffic manager
  • Establishing yourself as the Byte production expert, working closely with Account Planners in pre-shoot planning and beyond
  • Updating the management team on current and planned shoots 
  • Working alongside the discipline heads to make Byte’s culture and client work the best it can be

Skills and Previous Experience

  • 6+ years’ experience as a Creative Agency Producer or Producer/Production Manager within a Production Company
  • Strong understanding of video and photoshoot best practice
  • Hands on shoot management experience 
  • Experience of managing, guiding and growing a team of in-house production managers/producers
  • Strong commercial acumen 
  • Good experience with producing digital marketing content designed for the main platforms

Personal Attributes

To complement the team dynamic:

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

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