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The Production Manager works closely with the Producers, Supervisors, Associate Production Managers and Coordinators to oversee the day-to-day operations on the floor.  Within each designated area they will oversee and track daily progress and report their findings back to the Producers and Supervisors.

Essential condition: be a tax resident in Belgium.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Works with the Producer and Supervisor to assign crew tasks and monitor crew output.

  • Tracks quota and output from one department to the next.

  • Daily reviews of production status in all departments to ensure deadlines are being met.

  • Prepares and distributes production departmental reports.

  • Daily production meetings to address and resolve current issues.

  • Manages team resources to ensure everyone has the proper tools at all times.

  • Forecasts delays and shortfalls which in turn need to be communicated to producers and supervisors.

  • Takes notes during director and supervisor approval reviews including design, asset, sweatbox, and animation.

  • Oversees production materials to ensure they are tracked and recorded.

  • Collects and reviews timesheets for accuracy.

  • Aligns and engages with the values of NeXtFrames: a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration. 

  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients. 

  • Additional duties as requested.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree or Diploma is Film Production, Animation, or other relevant program; and/or a combination of education and experience. 

  • Industry experience, preferably as a Production Manager for a range of departments throughout the Animation pipeline, such as: Assets, Layout, Animation, Lighting, FX, etc. as well as experience in Harmony required.

  • Clear understanding of the principles of 2D and/or 3D animation production.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; including Word, Excel and Outlook.  Solid computer database skills.

  • Proficient in Shotgun production tracking software.

  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude.  Flexible and calm demeanour.

  • Excellent leadership skills; ability to direct and inspire the team to work as a cohesive unit and eager to put forth their best.

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.  

  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.  Creatively solves problems and eliminates roadblocks.

  • Ability to communicate processes, plans and concepts and set clear expectations.

  • Shares information and techniques with team members.  Encourages feedback and is open to new initiatives.  Practices active and attentive listening.

  • Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

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