Full Time Job

Department Manager


Remote / Virtual 02-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description


We are an award-winning visual effects company built on the belief that our strength lies in our team and our success relies on our people. By embracing our clients in our culture of mutual trust and commitment we set the stage for seamless partnerships and the perfect translation of creative vision to visual art. 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. By uniting with our friends to tell their stories, we become storytellers ourselves.

Department Managers are responsible for scheduling, resource planning and managing their department in partnership with the Head of Departments. The Department Manager will be passionate and enthusiastic about working in production.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Attend dailies sessions
• Review, update and publish the schedule generated by the show
• Coordinate with the show Production Team to resolve conflicts or concerns
• Work with show Leads to assign artist's work
• Keep all relevant databases up to date with the department and show information and notes
• Be aware of the department's immediate relationships up and down the pipeline
• Ensure awareness of contract lengths within the team and work with HR and Central Production
• Monitor department efficiency alongside Central Production
• Work with the Head of Department, Recruitment and Central Production to hire new crew
• Manage team absence and reporting
• Liaise with Central Production on physical seating and licensing requirements for the department
• Take responsibility for new crew and ensure that they have sufficient support from the Head of Department and a relevant department 'buddy'
• Supporting the Head of Department with performance management and assessment of the team
• Timesheet management
• Work with the Training Manager to identify training needs and ensure participation in training within the department
• Direct management of Department Coordinators/PA's
• If appropriate for your department, work with Render Support to ensure priorities are set and backlogs are solved
• Work with HoD and show Leads to ensure that space issues are monitored


Skills and Experience

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Thorough understanding of CG production pipelines and post production in general is essential
• Strong project management skills and a sensitivity towards deadline related deliveries
• Proven experience of strategic schedulin
• Good general computer skills are required with particular emphasis on scheduling tools
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Detail orientated, highly motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment with challenging deadlines
• Excellent communication skills and organization skills
• Adept in dealing with sensitive characters
• Able to command large teams
• Calm and smart negotiator
• Able to delivers on results