Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

The primary duty of the Production Manager is to support the successful running of the production, by maintaining a broad overview of all production departments. The Production Manager will oversee management of all aspects of computer animation production in collaboration with and under the line management of the Head of Production.

The role provides a great opportunity to work with a talented team on an exciting production.


Day to Day:

  • Strong communication and scheduling skills across managing the wider production and individual departments.
  • Resource management across all production departments, which includes internal resources, conducting staff reviews in collaboration with the head of department, schedule updates and absence/holiday tracking.
  • Create and maintain overview/department schedules and delivery oversight for all production departments, including the setting of production priorities and defining milestones.
  • Serve as the main point of contact between the day-to-day production team and the production's senior management.
  • Motivate departmental heads/supervisors to ensure quality and to stay on schedule.
  • Generate internal progress reports for the production team and management as well as reporting externally to clients.
  • Support the Head of Production / Director in terms of client management and communications and help to plan and troubleshoot the pipeline for production.
  • Manage the final delivery to our client.

About You

Must Have:

  • 5+ years experience in Production Management
  • Adequate experience in Episodic Children’s Animation
  • Problem solving, task delegation and a keen eye for logistics are the key skills for this role

You might have:

  • Understands the importance of taking responsibility for ensuring problems are solved, and where necessary delegates responsibility effectively
  • Puts the outcome for the studio as a whole first.
  • Can both anticipate a problem and either prevent it or limit the damage.
  • Having the ability to interact with Directors, Supervisors, Lead and Technical Artists, to determine creative and technical requirements of productions is integral to this role.
  • A solid work ethic and positive attitude in the face of challenging situations is vital.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure

About Us

We’re Blue Zoo! A London based animation studio with a worldwide reputation for expertly crafted characterful 3D and 2D animation. We pride ourselves on creating work that everyone involved with is immensely proud of, in a positive studio environment that cultivates friendship & creativity.
What we’ve got for you (benefits):
  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Free breakfast, fruit and hot drinks
  • Inclusive self-funded short-films programme
  • Many fun social events throughout year
  • Bi-monthly reactive feedback programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" drinks (and soft drinks) inside work hours!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including retail and gym discounts
  • On-site massages
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been in our studio for 2+ years)
Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies.

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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