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Outsource Producer

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Title: Outsource Producer
Status: Exempt, Full time, Staff

Digital Domain Production 3.0
1618 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, V6J 1V4

Wage Range $110,000.00 – $125,000.00 based on experience


Supervises the outsource production pipeline and workflow, working in conjunction with vendors and internal Producers and Supervisors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversees the daily operations of the show Outsource team to ensure efficient flow of work between multiple facilities
• Supports the sourcing and approval of vendors, including training and due diligence with the Head of Studio
• Coordinates the legal and financial management of vendors, executes NDAs, manages the drafting and execution of contracts in conjunction with client’s legal department, ensures timely invoice payment conditions are met in conjunction with the Digital Domain Finance team
• Manages the preparation of bidding packages and ensures vendors have all information required to formulate their bid
• Works with VFX Producer to review bids and manage facility show costs
• Coordinates the day to day running of the contracts ensuring good communication between companies is maintained and provides external vendors with all information required to keep to the contracted production schedule
• Tracks asset review and deliverable schedules in conjunction with the show Production team, bringing together data from multiple sources and providing timely feedback on outsourced asset status to the team
• Identifies potential issues in advance, facilitates problem solving, and maintains the momentum required to keep the outsource vendors delivering shots on schedule
• Creates weekly status reports outlining outsourcing status for VFX Producer, VFX Supervisor and Executive team
• Supports the creation of an outsource reference and information database that will act as the main outsourcing hub for Studio
• Remains up-to-date on all aspects of internal production management
• Acts as escalation point for conflict resolution and all show-related outsource issues
• Trains and mentors outsource Production staff and provides feedback for end of show performance appraisal process; participates in show post-mortem

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field a bonus but not required
• 7+ years experience in production management or producer role in feature film visual effects required. Experience in outsourcing is a bonus
• Must have direct visual effects budgetary experience and be well versed in financial management and negotiations with external vendors
• Enthusiastic and self-driven individual, with a genuine interest in developing partnerships with external vendors
• Strong understanding of the client/customer relationship and experience in working with sub- contractors and building effective working relationships in the Film and Television industry specifically
Available for international travel to visit key vendors, particularly during the on-boarding and training stage alongside show supervisors
Demonstrated organizational, project management and leadership skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks within budget and timeline constraints in a high pressure environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
Possess strong documentation skills including a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required; experience with production tracking software and database management a plus

To apply for this position please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu and submit your resume via our careers page:
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  • Digital Remains

    Are you kidding me? You’re going to pay 110-125 THOUSAND dollars to some fool to organize Outsourcing? Here’s a hot tip….Maybe you wouldn’t need to outsource your work if you didn’t pay such ridiculous high salaries to Boobs like “Outsource Producers”. And on a side note…..Isn’t outsourcing from Canada just redundant?