Head of Production - Agency

  • Location: Greater London
  • Salary:
  • Contract: Permanent


A new and exciting position has opened up for a Head of Production to join the in-house production team at a fantastic leading creative production, post-production and adaptation company.
Job Introduction
Alongside three other roles, this role is newly introduced to the company, and will lead on the development, growth and delivery of content production at all levels, from social media assets and e-commerce content to hero films, long form content and TVC.

You will report directly to the CEO and be responsible for the growth and development of the Production services strand of the business in Europe.

The Role
Support and help shape the build out of new production facilities
The development of the production operating models needed
The design and hire of in house production teams
Defining the various categories of content production that could be provided
The development of a Producer roster that will evolve from a primarily freelance to a mixed in-house/freelance roster as the business unit grows, covering the various types of content that we will produce
The sourcing and set up of freelance and partner rosters to cover crew, equipment and related services needed to fulfil projects from end to end
Working hands on to produce projects - especially in the early days - showing hands on leadership of the business, supporting the 'hands on' culture the company supports
Ensuring consistent quality of standards in delivery from associate / freelance teams.
Development and implementation of commercial production models and the packaging of these for use in business development.
Supporting the business development team. I.e. you will be expected to contribute to presentations and attend pitches with others.
Whilst this is a London based role in an international company and as the Head of Production you are expected to travel both for the delivery of projects and the set up / support of the brand and services in other locations.

About You
Experience & Understanding:
Experience working in fast paced environments producing content for international brands
The ability to manage projects and accounts efficiently often to tight budgets
Enable the creative process and strive to produce the best content possible for the budget, helping creatives and directors to achieve the quality of output that global brands seek
Strong project management skills with the capability of bringing multiple stakeholders together to communicate quickly, agree actions and fully complete tasks
Exceptional interpersonal and client relationship skills as well as strong numeracy and literacy skills with specific ability to influence, create solutions, develop commercial plans and budgets and report back effectively
Using your connections and management skills, creating an exciting and positive team environment that encourages the best talent to join and flourish, whilst also supporting their development.

In addition to the above, the new Head of Production should be ready to bring their experience and connections to bear in coordination with the other three members of the management team and the wider business development team to identify new business prospects, scope projects.

Key Requirements:
Min 8-10 years' experience working in:
Short Form & Long Form Production & Post Production Producing
Experience the Advertising Industry experience is a must!
Excellent knowledge of production and post-production process, standards,
technology and commercial models
Experience at a management level, managing teams and budgets, reporting on activity and commercials (with the support of a finance function)
An understanding of the stills production and retouching process, digital asset production and graphic design would be of interest
A strong body of recent work that you have produced or overseen
Good industry references from a range of clients / colleagues / suppliers (these will be taken up)
IT competent including; Gmail, MS Outlook, Word, Excel
A good team player outside of core role requirements, supporting social
activities etc.
Excellent decision making skills with confidence to challenge back and extract detail.

Due to a high volume of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.
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For more details contact: Soraya Asgari



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