HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Red Monk Studio is an animation studio and kids content production company based in Milan. We are a team of people who love animation and aim at producing high quality contents that stand out and we constantly work to do better.

In anticipation of the departure of a full production for an American major, we are looking for a Head of Production to join our team.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Provide overall leadership in the production of an animated series, being the reference person for the Production management team, Creative team, Post-production team and establishing and maintaining a strong relation with the client
  • Ensure that the production needs are met by the studio’s cross functional support departments (Finance, Legal, Operations, HR, IT/Technology, and others)
  • Support and help the teams succeed in producing the highest quality content, on budget & schedule 
  • Work closely with Supervisors to prepare complete Bid Packages (Budgets, Schedules, Assumptions, Quotas), aligning with production planning & resourcing
  • Leading Production Managers on assigned production phase, including managing their performance, one to one’s and developing talent
  • Overseeing production resourcing, aligning with future projects and production workflow requirements, and working with the management of the studio on strategies for retention and talent development to meet Production demand
  • Maintaining a staff-wise overview of current and upcoming projects, in collaboration with the Producers, and creative leads
  • Creating budgets for new shows & leading the scheduling process
  • Managing production cost reporting collating and delivering overall reports to the management of the studio.
  • Leading production reporting, for designated shows
  • Collaborating with Marketing/branding projects that require input for Productions

WHAT WE NEED 

  • 3+ years in a senior management position of an in-house team
  • Strong leadership skills and people management skills
  • Strong positive-communication skills with the team, with an open attitude to giving and receiving feedbacks
  • Ability in supervising, scheduling and leading production teams across multiple departments
  • Strong experience in working with international broadcast networks and managing client relationships
  • Experience in building budgets and schedules from scratch
  • Strong experience in troubleshooting regarding production pipeline and workflow methodology knowledge
  • Excellent understanding of a 2D & 3D digital animation Pipeline, processes and workflow methods
  • Strong understanding of business reporting & presenting information
  • Exemplary organizational skills including an excellent ability to understand workflow and keep an eye on the big picture while also maintaining a focus on details
  • Applied understanding of asset tracking software e.g. Excel and Shotgrid.
  • Familiarity with flowchart creation software, desirable
  • Confident when working into an English-speaking environment

DURATION

To be defined, starting ASAP

SALARY

According to experience

LOCATION

In our studio in Milan

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