Full Time Job

Production Supervisor

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 01-07-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Production Supervisor
The Production Supervisor (PS) is responsible for managing the day to day production within a specific department(s). In all duties below, the PS must work in collaboration with the artistic department supervisor(s). The success of their partnership will be a primary factor in the department's success on the film. In addition, the PS is a leadership role in the studio and, as such, must accept the responsibility of supporting and representing the directives of the studio and the production leadership.

Responsibilities:
• Works with the Production Manager (PM) and/or the Associate Producer (AP) to meet department production goals; strategizing, planning and overseeing resources on a departmental level.
• Partners with artistic department leadership to establish achievable and attainable short and long term goals; ensuring the delivery of work on time and within budget, while keeping team morale as high as possible.
• Maintains composure and optimism during times of change; sets a positive tone and acts as an example to the rest of the team.
• Manages, motivates and creates an environment conducive to achieving goals and artistic achievements; looking for opportunities to improve department and project morale.
• In collaboration with project leadership, oversee the department tracking of project pipeline, processes and workflows; embracing cross-project consistency, cross-department collaboration and championing process innovation.
• Looks ahead to ensure that long term goals/quotas, department milestones and inventory expectations are met. Strategizes with artistic supervisors, project's upper management and other PS' to resolve any productivity or inventory issues.
• Works with the department artistic supervisor to schedule, plan, and cast work to artists.
• Anticipates and adapts to the needs of teams and the project; including evaluating frequency and tone of meetings, efficiencies of processes.
• Clearly communicates department goals; acknowledging and addressing changes to department plans and expectations.
• Represents the artistic department in production meetings; reporting department progress and discussing solutions to any issues impeding the department.
• Keeps project leadership informed of department morale and progress.
• Partners with the department artistic supervisor to coach, mentor and give performance feedback to all department members on the project.
• Establishes expectations for the Production Management team within their department.
• Provides mentorship and feedback to Production Assistants (PAs) and Production Coordinators (PCs) to foster growth towards individual goals.
• Ensures department data is tracked accurately and is easily accessible and understandable.
• Clearly communicates when changes in creative direction or productivity assumptions change; proactively offering suggestions to make-up for lost time and/or resources.
• Create and maintain reports that clearly illustrate department and individual artist productivity.
• Engages in Production Management issues on a studio level, i.e.: Shotgun meetings and architecture of tracking and other department tools, leadership training, Cross-project Production Management meetings and initiatives/planning related to the Production Management team.
• Partnering with the Artist Manager, oversee department-planning issues such as OT and vacation as well as help in managing conflict within the department - including reporting issues to HR and production leadership when necessary.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.