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Production Manager

Production Managers - come work alongside world class creative talent to produce animated solutions for a varied roster of clients, this is your chance to join a growing studio in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

Spec
Reports to Director(s)
Location Sandhurst, Berkshire
Basis Full time – Permanent
Work hours 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday*
*The role usually takes place in standard work hours, but some late and early working may be required at times of high volume
Job Summary

We are seeking to employ a full time Production Manager for our growing team based in Sandhurst, Berkshire. The Production Manager will manage client work from start to finish, ensuring projects run smoothly and seamlessly within timescales and budget. The Production Manager will also regularly report progress to the company Directors.

The successful applicant will possess exceptional verbal, communication and client management skills as well as excellent planning and organisational abilities. Calm and approachable under pressure, they will have a keen eye for detail and never miss a deadline. This role is client facing, so the Production Manager must also be confident when talking to prospects and clients and adept at building lasting relationships.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented, passionate and ambitious individual with an education or experience in project management to support an already successful and exciting team. The successful applicant will work alongside world class creative talent to help produce animated broadcast commercials, business communications and brand films for some of the world’s largest organisations.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Building upon existing production processes to ensure the efficiency of animation projects
  • Producing detailed plans to ensure that the client and creative team understand the goals and deadlines associated with each animation project
  • Liaising with the client and working with scriptwriters, artists, animators, and the Creative Director to ensure that their progress with tasks is on schedule
  • Managing animation projects to ensure they stay within timescales and budget and flagging issues before they occur
  • Working with client and creative team to source appropriate voiceover artists, music and sound effects whilst ensuring licencing clearance
  • Supporting the creative team to maximise productivity and project efficiency
  • Identifying and resolving quality control issues where they arise before release to client
  • Presenting work to clients for sign-off at each stage of the production process
  • Producing clear and detailed project status reports on a weekly basis
  • Archiving completed projects ensuring that all steps within the project have been completed
The Perfect Candidate Will:
  • Have a passion for film and animation
  • Have proven experience and demonstrable success working within a production driven environment
  • Have experience using production management software
  • Be organised and methodical in their approach to their work and will be clear in their planning when managing artists, management and clients
  • Have exceptional verbal, communication and client management skills
  • Have excellent organisational skills and be good at delegating
  • Be calm, personable and approachable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines
  • Act decisively when under pressure and be able to troubleshoot any production challenges
  • Have an impeccable eye for detail
  • Be a motivating team player and work towards the team’s best interests
  • Have the confidence to drive a team in order to get the best results for a project
  • Have a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards work
  • Never miss a deadline
About Fudge Animation Studios

Fudge Animation is a full service animation studio. Working with exciting, like minded organisations, we delight our customers by producing engaging content which exceeds their expectations and those of their viewers. Constantly innovating and challenging the status quo, we skilfully create entertaining animated communications for audiences of all ages in a humorous and engaging way.

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