As a Production Technology Department Manager, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the department at one of our satellite offices, working closely with local R&D and Pipeline leadership, as well as other senior staff within the facility. The role serves as a local senior point of contact in support of the department's global efforts.
The Department Manager provides employees in the department with dedicated and consistent line management, ensuring appropriate crewing and career development throughout their employment at DNEG. You will represent the interests of all of the members of the local Production Technology team, working closely with HR, Recruiting and Training.
Your team will look to you for coaching and mentoring in guiding them towards a high standard of ‘customer service’. Your knowledge and understanding of VFX production and the software development life cycle will inspire and engage the entire facility as you champion the adoption of management best practices, roadmapping and support processes for your reports.
As a key member of the local Production Technology management team, you will also be expected to chair and regularly contribute in meetings with senior management as well as interface with seniors in other departments. Therefore, your stakeholder management and communication skills should be exceptional and you should be able to inspire confidence whilst working to tight deadlines.
Above all, you will be at the center of a global Production Technology department of 140 people which facilitates exceptional VFX and animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas. You will further develop your leadership skills and have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented individuals in the industry.Skills and Requirements
3+ years’ experience line managing teams, working closely with HR, recruiting and training
Track record of supervising a team of direct reports
Nice to Have
Background in visual effects, feature animation or CG post-production technology
Empathetic leader, facilitator, motivator, delegator, mentor and coach
Strategic, logical and resourceful problem solver
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Results-driven, forward-looking, mindful and influential
Adept in a complex and fast-paced environment