Full Time Job

Resource Manager


Remote / Virtual 04-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description


Founded in 2001, MR. X is an award-winning visual effects company specializing in High-Concept series episodic and feature films. With years long relationships with some of Hollywood's top creators, MR. X has delivered the visual effects for critically acclaimed titles like; The Shape of Water, Roma, American Gods and Vikings, to name a few. By partnering with our clients through every stage of their project, we help shape and guide what makes it to the screen, in some of the world's most exciting film and television content. MR. X has facilities in Toronto, Montreal, Bangalore and Los Angeles, with a combined staff of over 800 filmmakers, artists, and programmers. We are MR. X. Partners in storytelling.

The Resource Manager is responsible for managing a highly dynamic planning and scheduling function. The main focus of the role will be deployment of resources in conjunction with show production schedules. To maximize productivity and capacity effectiveness, the Resource Manager will be working closely with the VFX Producers, Heads of department and Central Production.

This role will also involve the identification of all changes and issues relevant to resource planning and the associated corrective action management. The Resource Manager will inform decisions within the business and give visibility through data analysis of potential risks and opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assess the plan for future resource requirements, based on outputs from production bidding, levels of attrition and skills shortages, ensuring headcount and utilization levels are in line with the show requirements
• Optimize the utilization of staff across the studio, prioritizing work and partnering with the management teams to drive resource allocation decisions
• Partners with the Department Heads and the Recruitment to identify the hiring requirements
• Maintain proprietary scheduling tools and reports for tracking the department crews, show assignments and vacancies
• Participates in and presents analysis and resourcing reports in leadership meetings and working sessions
• Builds and maintains close relationships with the Senior Management Team and cross functional partners
• Attend internal meetings to understand resource implications of potential new work
• Leveraging resources of related departments to address the studios resource and capacity challenges
• Maintain proprietary scheduling tools and reports for tracking the department crews, show assignments and vacancies


Skills and Experience
• Strong working knowledge of Excel
• Knowledge of Shotgun & the Hub preferred
• Experience of resource and / or production management

• Analytical and results-oriented
• Detail Oriented
• Excellent decision-making ability under pressure
• Strong ability to deal with a fast-paced ever-changing scope of work
• Strong time management
• Strong influencing & interpersonal skills
• Able to communicate effectively and understand feedback

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re8k25-34-229-64-28-42 in your application.