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Animation Head Of Workforce Planning

Mikros Animation

Montreal, QC 09-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore, and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world's best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life.

As the Mikros Animation Head of Workforce Planning, you will oversee the management of short-term resourcing requirements across each Mikros Animation studio location that we support to ensure that analyzing budgets, risks, skillsets, utilization rates etc., is carried out holistically across the business.

Your insights, scenario planning, predictive analysis and strategic approach will ensure that Mikros Animation is able to plan its resource strategically to support production and the growth of the business.

This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities as the nature of our business requires all employees to be flexible, self-motivated and to think creatively when presented with challenges.
• Strategic forecasting of the Mikros Animation workforce.
• Ensure sufficient crewing levels to allow Brand to deliver projects on time and on budget.
• Ensure efficient utilisation of crew across the service line
• Ensure the allocation of crew is done within the Workforce Planning guidelines.
• Partner with New Business to ensure they have the most up to date view of resource availability to allow certainty in bidding and communicate and plan for potential incoming projects.
• Partner with The Focus (Recruitment), Technicolor Academy and HR to deliver ramp up and down strategies, minimising idle costs and crewing shortfalls.
• Partner with Technology to deliver optimum use of render, licences, workstations, and other systems requirements.
• Work with production on quota/resource forecasting, ensuring a robust link to headcount.
• Direct management of Mikros Animation Workforce Planning Managers, recognising their dotted line responsibilities to each of their local Heads of Studio.
• Escalation point for resourcing conflicts
• Partner with global facilities planning to ensure short- and long-term facilities requirements are forecasted.
• Partner with Exec and Snr Management to deliver forecasting and analysis ensuring shows and facilities are realistically and sufficiently resourced.
• Ensure that issues are escalated to the appropriate level in time to effectively deal with the issue
• Key outputs:
• Headcount growth forecasting.
• Scenario planning based on business inputs.
• Facility requirements forecasting and deployment.
• Downtime management.
• Hiring requirements forecasting.
• Reporting and analysis as required.

• Ability to manage a team effectively and coordinate competing studio interests to achieve overall brand objectives.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, global environment.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results.
• Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Strong numerical analysis/interpretation skills
• Postgraduate degree in Business, Finance/Accounting or related field.
• Seasoned experience in Workforce Management / Analytics an asset.

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Experience of Scheduling or Workforce Planning systems.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (Macros, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc..) and abilities to create and work in complex financial models.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn83ok-3-227-235-216-42 in your application.