Production Manager - Barbie

Mainframe Studios is on the look out for a Production Manager to join our Barbie team! The Production Manager works closely with the Producers, 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Works with producer 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 meeting with associate production managers 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.
  • Takes notes during director approval reviews including design, asset, sweatbox, and animation.
  • Oversees production materials to ensure they are tracked and recorded.
  • Collects and reviews timesheets for accuracy.
  • Supports and integrates the values of Mainframe: that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.
  • Additional duties as requested.

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree or equivalent preferred.
  • 2-4 year of industry experience.
  • Clear understanding of the principles of CG animation production.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; including Word, Excel and Outlook.  Solid computer database skills.
  • 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.