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Digital Domain Recruiting Outsource Producer

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Outsource Producer

Title: Outsource Producer
Date: September 5th, 2014
Department: Features
Status: Exempt, FT
Reports To: VFX Producer (Show), HOS (Facility)
Direct Reports: Outsource Production Personnel


Oversees the production and management of all external visual effects production

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises the outsource production pipeline and workflow, working in conjunction with vendors and internal Producers and Supervisors
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
7+ years experience in production management or supervisory role for feature film visual effects required
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 subcontractors and building effective working relationships
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

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