Added by on 2016-03-16

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Production Department Manager

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Production Department Manager – Cinematics


Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a cinematics production department manager who will partner with an artistic supervisor in the management of one or more departments. Candidates will be responsible for a team size of approximately 10 to 25 or more artists and / or technical artists and will report directly to a lead production supervisor.


Partner with the artistic supervisor / s to create and manage macro and micro department schedules, and ensure timely and proper workflow though the department.
Attend director reviews, take notes, and execute direction given.
Proactively communicate schedules and issues with project producers and other departments clearly, quickly, and effectively.
Ensure production database is up-to-date and accurate.
Create and deliver performance reviews, in partnership with department supervisor, to provide clear feedback to each artist on an as needed basis.
Energize team morale, coaching, and other department activities.
Work with supervisors on hiring decisions that help achieve both the short term and long range goals of the team.
Oversee department wiki and ensure that all pertinent department information is available and organized.
Oversee timesheets including bi-weekly approvals, overtime, and vacation requests.
Organize, prioritize, and delegate daily tasks to individual artists.
Bid monthly overtime estimates based on project, schedule, and status.
Create weekly and special reports for senior management.
Build strong team relationships with supervisors, directors, and project producers.
Mentor and inspire associate production staff and production assistants to help them grow and succeed.
Effective leadership skills with the ability to influence, motivate, and encourage supervisors and artists to reach their highest potential.


A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a department management or equivalent in the, film, television, and / or animation industry
Must have extensive knowledge and understanding of the 3D pipeline and workflow
Proven ability to execute and manage a wide range of personnel issues including recruitment, career development, salary administration, and conflict resolution
Adept at managing, empowering, and energizing a high-end group of artists in a dynamically changing production environment
Experience creating and managing macro and micro production schedules
Able to interact as part of a team and contribute to increasing productivity goals and efficiencies
Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills
Positive solution-oriented attitude
Able to think outside the box and be flexible in an ever-changing production environment
Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
PC proficiency, including Microsoft Office
Strong organizational skills


Passion for Blizzard games
Knowledge of Shotgun production tracking tool
Knowledge of 3D animation software and processes


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