Posted on September 18, 2017

Deputy Head of Production @ The Outfit

MATERNITY COVER: DEPUTY HEAD OF PRODUCTION

The Outfit is a creative company that specialises in content-led marketing that people want to watch, share and talk about. We bring the worlds of brand building, advertising and entertainment together under one roof to create highly effective campaigns that work contextually, and blur the boundaries between programming and advertising.

Reporting to the HoP&O, the Deputy HoP&O oversees, plans and contributes to all work coming through the building, managing the people and resources within the production department and working strategically to ensure all projects are maximized in terms of ambition and achievability. Operationally, the Deputy HoP&O will have responsibilities to ensure we are fully equipped from all H&S, legal and insurance points of view.

Working closely with both staff and freelance producers the Deputy HoP&O will be a key linchpin within the company ensuring a smooth running of all projects through the business.

This is a hugely exciting period of growth for The Outfit, working with big brands on ambitious projects. From live TV ads, to clever campaigns featuring well well-known talent, to innovative use of technology, to creating content for branded YouTube channels – we’re at the forefront of strategic content and production solutions for brands.

We are looking for someone to cover maternity leave and to help build a team and champion excellence as we continue to grow our exciting portfolio.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 

Pitches & Production

  • Oversee pitches, ensuring they are resourced and scheduled correctly
  • Budget and schedule management, including close monitoring of internal resource allocations
  • Responsible for a close collaboration between creative and production to maximise opportunities, and to sense check all work against given parameters.

Production

  • Oversee all projects in production
  • Budget management
  • Oversee resourcing of all projects, including Directors to ensure clear and effective forward planning.
  • Oversee delivery and traffic of all projects
  • Actively feed in to forward planning, helping to plot resource requirements and anticipate flex

Finance

  • Feed in to business financial tracking, ensuring an accurate picture of all live projects.
  • Forward plan with finance to ensure timely cashflow management around all shoots
  • Monitor and manage margin targets and progress

Operational

  • Consult on insurance and health & safety policies ensuring that all protocols are adhered to.
  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers, keeping up to date with latest technology developments and innovations.
  • Keep all teams up to date with APA, ASA & Ofcom regulations.

HR

  • Line management and team development of permanent / contract staff
  • Freelancer and supplier management

Skills and abilities

  • In-depth understanding of the production processes and environment
  • Proven experience of working at a senior level within a production environment in either Commercials or Corporate sector
  • H&S trained and certified
  • Strong budget management skills and excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and techniques to pass information on clearly and effectively
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects
  • Demonstrable experience of setting up, running and trafficking multi-platform productions from concept to screen
  • Able to deal with pressure in a professional manner at all times
  • You will be able to source and negotiate the best rates for freelancers and external partners including digital/creative, production and post-production.

Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of working in production with at least 5 years at Producer / Senior Producer
  • Experience of commercial production is a mandatory
  • Experience of TV production is desirable
  • Proven experience of line management and team development
  • Experience of working on low to high-end productions across a range of different formats
  • Experience of working with brands
  • Experience of delivering high-end creative projects with production being at the heart of the creative process

Please send your application with CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 20th October 2017