Head of Production

Department: Production
Facility: Beijing
Date(s): ASAP
Contract Type: Employee, Employee/Contract

Position Requirements:
The Head of Production is responsible for the management of all production through the studio as well as the team of Producers. Alongside the EP/GM and VFX Supervisors/Lead Creatives. The Head of Production is a key management role and integral to the success of the studio.

As well as oversight and responsibility for revenue and costs on individual projects the Head of Production will also cover aspects of new business, establishing and maintaining client relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Management of Producers and Production Coordinators.
Assessing local production needs, allocating relevant VFX Producers and production teams to each project
Key point of contact for issues arising in productions, escalating issues and recommendations to EP/GM and senior management team as needed.
Responsibility for monitoring production tools and workflows, especially as they pertain to multi-site working.
To maintain an overview of all VFX producers’ schedules, ensuring projects are completed to highest standard achievable, on time and within budget.
To meet regularly with VFX Producers to monitor project budgets and ensure that they are working within given targets.
To oversee liaison with clients in areas of responsibility and budgetary importance as needed.
To engage in production team mentoring, support and training as needed.
Responsible for working with EP/GM to set approved budgets at start of project.
Monitoring project costs in line with production progress and overall budgetary targets.
To meet regularly with VFX Producers to monitor project budgets and ensure that they are working within given targets – including running weekly production meeting.

Job Qualifications:
At least 4 years of VFX producing, VFX supervising experience
Minimum 8 years experience in Feature Film or TV visual effects production
Ability to manage and cater to clients
Business acumen and an ability to balance financial responsibilities with client and company expectations
Thorough understanding of VFX production pipelines and post production in general
Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal
Must have strong organizational skills
Must have strong scheduling, tracking and resource management skills
Must be collaborative and a resourceful and creative problem solver
Requires a self-starter with high level of initiative
Ensure communication among production team and to senior management
Experience leading teams of at least 35 people
Extremely organized and proficient overseeing multiple project schedules
Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
Strong knowledge of the Chinese VFX Market
Must have experience recruiting staff and freelance artists and production staff
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To Apply for this Position:

Please send an email to jobs-china@pixomondo.com with your current resume, a link to your demo reel and rate.
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Company Requirements:

PIXOMONDO is an international visual effects company with a global network. We are recruiting for key positions in our Beijing office, where we would like to welcome anyone with the right experience to work in a fresh and international environment.

Good Judgement.
You know what to do. And you know what you need to do now and what you can do later. You know if it needs a bandage or a cure. And you know what’s going to happen after you’re done with it.

Creativity and Curiosity.
You’re smart, but flexible. You’re open to considering the other perspective, and sometimes you have the responsibility to come up with it. You don’t just “do your thing”. You’re interested in how other people are doing “their things” too, and how all of those “things” can be done better.

You understand the people you work with are as important as you, and believe that what’s good for the company and good for the project, are likely what’s good for you too. You listen to what other people are saying and understand it. You can communicate well with others in writing and in person because you know you’re not alone.

Courage, Passion, and Honesty.
You don’t do something wrong simply because you “were told to” and aren’t afraid to speak up respectfully when it’s important. We want everything to be the best it can be, and you do too. You take risks and responsibility in proportional measure, and you’re reliable. When you say it’ll be done, it gets done, and when you said it would.