Full Time Job

VFX Central Production Manager

Moving Picture Company

Remote / Virtual 01-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.
Our teams in London, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects

We have created a collaborative team environment where Artists and Production work alongside each other to deliver stunning, award-winning visual effects for our Clients.

The Central Production Manager is responsible for the people management of the Production crew within the facility, as well as the overall delivery of projects within that facility.
• Plan & structure the production team for new and existing shows
• Directly manage PC's and PA's, including contract extensions, performance management, probation reviews, salaries, quarterly evaluations, etc.
• Plan for, hire and onboard new production starters
• Support the production team to ensure quotas are being met on time and within budget for all projects
• Support overall team engagement, such as arranging quarterlies/socials

The CPM will drive the learning development and effective training of their team and innovate efficiencies with the global central production team.
• Diagnose problems or inefficiencies within the structure and identify improvements for production tools
• Review and update hard and soft skill training content for the production team
• Participate in Compliance reporting to ensure consistency and good performance across all Direct Reports
• Create procedures and documentation for Production
• Using proficiency in production tools, support and train the production team, answer any questions, and ensure best practices are known and understood
• Support the movement of team members into the Production Pathways program for career development

The CPM champions a positive and productive culture of high performance, supporting the brand as a global industry leader in visual effects.
• Support and manage ad hoc projects as requested to improve global efficiency
• Work with technology to create new shows when awarded, support on client visits, etc.
• Provide production support for newly awarded projects, ensuring strong show set up, and working with Business Development on potential pitch work
• In collaboration with the global production team, ensure MPC standards are being met
• Be an advocate of diversity and inclusivity, and act as an ambassador to promote MPC film within the local film community


VFX CPM Essentials
• Previous experience in VFX scheduling & pipeline, minimum of 3 years
• Previous experience in people and project management
• Strong time management, initiative and decision-making skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong organization skills & attention to detail
• Team player who can build relationships and manage teams, including difficult conversations
• Ability to work with and inspire a team
• Good presentation skills, confidence in presenting to executives

Any of the following technical skills is a bonus
• MS Office packages, specifically Office 365
• Shotgun
• Render management
• Timesheet tools