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Blur Studio

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Head of Production

Description

Blur Studio is seeking a well-respected and highly-experienced Head of Production to lead the studio’s overall production process in order to achieve technical, creative and financial success across every project. As a key member of our management team, you’ll be a driver and important contributor to our creative brand. The ideal candidate will embrace our company culture and be highly motivated, adaptable, detail-oriented, and have great interpersonal skills. We create beautiful work under tight deadlines, so we need flexible team members who are extremely organized and able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is passionate for what they do and is confident representing our Production and Studio-wide efforts to key staff, while inspiring and collaborating with various department heads on a multitude of projects. 

Responsibilities:
Provide clear and positive leadership and growth-focused mentorship as a direct supervisor to Producers and Coordinators
Aid in the initial assessment, viability and forecasting of potential projects.
Help identify key bidding assumptions and/or methodologies that enable maximum efficiency and effectiveness to reach project and studio goals.  
Advise on all levels of resource allocation for projects with Producers, Supervisors, Heads of Department and HR.
Help producers schedule optimal schedule and department dependencies.
Act as the primary conduit between project award and internal set-up and execution, championing such areas as the hand-off process, kick-off meetings, delivery schedules and determining key goals.
Ensure that projects are scheduled accurately and are kept on track.
Strategize with EP and project Producer to realign projects if production objectives are not being met.
Connect with Finance on financial reporting, methodologies, goals and strategies on a regular basis
Work with HR to support and maintain a healthy and productive company culture.
Collaborate with project supervisors and members and the Resource Meeting team to assess and determine resource allocations, needs and priorities.
Initiate effective and healthy collaboration across all departments.
Work with Producers, Supervisors and Directors to identify budgetary consequences and tradeoffs to aid with prioritizing and decision-making.
Provide insight and support to IT and Pipeline on a regular basis, helping to assess current and future needs, issues and outcomes.
Support and aid the post-mortem, performance review and reporting processes.
Identify ways to increase productivity and quality.

Requirements:
Previous experience as a Head of Production
At least ten years with CG pipelines experience as Producer or in a Senior Production role.
Expert knowledge of CG workflows, pipelines and project management from concept to final delivery.
Experience in managing a team and collaborating with other departments.
A confident, professional, and persuasive communication style with senior leaders and team members.
A passion for creative problem-solving and strategic thinking.
Ability to remain flexible and calm in high-pressure situations and adjust as multiple moving parts consistently change.
Excellent organizational, communication and management skills.
Clear and effective communication skills both in person and on paper.
Warm demeanor and ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
Ability to read and understand complex technical documents and disseminate information to non-technical team members.