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Posted on October 10, 2023

Head of Production

Spindle, a multi-award winning production company based in London, is seeking a special Head of Production to join our growing team.

Based out of our Shoreditch office, you will both directly produce a broad range of films and oversee the overall management of production staff and operations.

Working closely with the Spindle team, as the perfect candidate you will have considerable production company experience, bringing with you solid, established relationships with agencies and a strong international production network.

Roles and Responsibilities

Team Leadership: Lead, manage, and inspire a team of producers, production managers, coordinators, and other production staff, ensuring effective delegation and operational success.

Project Management: Oversee the complete production process, ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget.

Budget Management: Prepare detailed budgets for each project, ensuring every aspect of the production is adequately funded without compromising on quality.

Financial Tracking: Continuously monitor and report on production expenditures, ensuring projects remain within budget.

Schedule Creation: Develop comprehensive shooting schedules, ensuring optimal use of time and resources.

Client Liaison: Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, advertisers, and partners, ensuring their needs are met and expectations exceeded.

Resource Allocation: Assign the right teams and resources to each project based on skills, experience, and project requirements.

Supplier Management: Negotiate and liaise with external suppliers, freelancers, and studios, ensuring the best quality at the most effective cost.

Process Improvement: Continually review and improve production processes, introducing new tools, technologies, and methodologies where necessary.

Quality Control: Ensure the final deliverables meet the company’s high standards and client expectations.

Risk Management: Proactively identify production risks and work with the team to develop mitigation strategies. Identify potential risks or challenges in the production process and develop strategies to address or prevent them.

Training & Development: Foster a culture of continuous learning by identifying training needs and opportunities for team growth.

Post-Production Oversight: Coordinate with post-production teams to ensure timely delivery of final products.

Skills and Experience

Leadership: Ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of creative and operational personnel

Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience working in a similar role.

Hunger: A hunger and passion for hands on production is a must.

Communication: Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Problem Solving: Ability to address and resolve challenges in a dynamic environment.

Client Relations: Ability to cultivate and maintain strong client relationships.

Technical Acumen: Familiarity with film production equipment, software, and post- production processes.

Collaboration: Works well in a team, understanding the importance of each role in the production process.

Decision Making: Ability to make timely and informed decisions, especially under pressure.

Detail-Oriented: Ability to manage multiple facets of film production with precision.

Spindle is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Basic salary and commission structure dependent on experience.

Please email cover letter and CV to [email protected] with subject: “Head Of Production”