Director of Integrated Production

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership
  • Provide leadership, guidance and oversight to a team of Producers 
  • Plan staffing allocations and hiring full time and freelance production resources 
  • Work with Producers to develop and approve scopes of work, schedules, and pricing
  • Ensure Producers route work efficiently through the agency, meet projects goals, and deliver on time, on budget and within scope.

Production Management
  • Provide strategic and executional guidance on producing cutting-edge creative work
  • Manage all production budgets to achieve profitability 
  • Effectively lead any type of project at Zambezi, including but not limited to: integrated campaigns, content, digital and social, broadcast and print
  • Be a hands-on Executive Producer, leading own projects as needed (project plans, logistics, estimates, scheduling, tracking, vendor management)
  • Create and maintain all project backup (i.e. status reports, PO’s, estimates, schedules, change orders, technical and production specs, pre-production books etc)
  • Manage vendors and talent - create purchase orders, monitor actual vs. budgeted costs
  • Drive projects to final stages of completion by reviewing WIPs and final billing reports. 

Partnership and Collaboration 
  • Partner with Creative Leads to enhance creative ideas early on and find production solutions for innovative concepts
  • Partner with Account Management to align on project spend, budget and client management
  • Partner with Business Development to manage proposals, scopes, schedules, estimates, pitch delivery, and onboarding
  • Manage the production of new business presentations, agency internal projects and preparation of materials for creative presentations using in-house production resource (i.e. Fin Studios)
  • Build and maintain overall Production client relationships, developing key partnerships that position Zambezi as a strategic and innovative advisor
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors (production companies, studios, directors, talent agencies etc)
  • Work with Account Management and Finance Team to ensure proper billing and invoicing

REQUIREMENTS

  • 12+ years of experience as a Producer in an agency environment
  • 3+ yrs managerial experience, ideally leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Expert in creative problem solving
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and integrity
  • Able to work independently while communicating with CEO, team and other project stakeholders 
  • Highly organized and able to juggle involvement in multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, managerial and business skills

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