Executive Producer
Rodeo FX
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

Job Description

The Executive Producer’s primary role is to act as an intermediary between the client and the Production Team on all awarded opportunities, ensuring that the client’s artistic and technical requirements are met, that any changes or additional direction is clearly communicated to the production team, all while representing the interests of Rodeo FX.

Responsible for the management of various production teams, they will oversee the production from start to finish and work to ensure respect of timelines, budgets, payment, and project delivery.

Main responsibilities :

  • Responsible for all awarded projects from start to finish, overseeing all aspects of creation and production, ensuring that the client’s vision and requirements are being respected by the Production and VFX team and maintaining regular communication with the production team;
  • Communicate all key information to Producers and VFX Supervisors to maintain the profitability and creative vision of awarded projects such as schedules, bidding history, delivery expectations, creative expectations and any other work done during the bidding process;
  • Oversee the assignment of key talent to projects, ensuring the right mix of skills and experience to meet the project requirements;
  • Act as a liaison with the client throughout the life of the project, communicating any modifications to the project team on a timely basis.
  • Communicate with clients on any major financial, scheduling or other matters, working to maintain a positive relationship.

  • Negotiate major changes with clients, including changes to schedules, scope of work, etc;
  • Ensure each project has clear objectives, set performance indicators and milestones. Monitor project performance, including respect of set timelines, resource allocation, approval of overtime and ensure that projects meet Rodeo FX’s high-quality standards.
  • Discuss any discrepancies or issues with the relevant team, seeking solutions to keep the project on time and within budget;
  • Oversee project invoicing, ensuring it is done in adherence with the client contract and monitor that revenue and gross margins meets expectations.
  • Monitor collections, advising Senior Management of any issues.

  • In collaboration with the VFX Supervisor and Business Development, participate in the evaluation of costs and bidding for potential projects;
  • Review results of mid and post-mortem meetings and assessments, as well as any recommendations on improvements needed.
  • Participate in improvement projects, as needed;
  • Provide leadership to drive continuous improvement, make recommendations of best practices, design processes to increase efficiency and ensure implementation.
  • Mentor VFX Producers by providing training and sharing their knowledge of production management, client relations, business development and any other matter that can help them develop their skills.
  • Communicate any recurring training needs to the Head of Department;
  • Review the performance of their production team and ensure that they receive feedback on a regular basis through the mid and post mortem process.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and make recommendations for salary reviews;
  • In conjunction with Department Managers, responsible for the management of performance of their production team including deciding on promotions (levels and / or positions), disciplinary or performance issues, and terminations.
  • Actively monitor the work climate in his / her team, taking steps to encourage and ensure the maintenance of a positive work environment and adherence to company values;
  • Positively represent Rodeo FX within the VFX and related communities, both locally and in the worldwide market, to further grow the company’s reputation as an industry leader.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of production experience in visual effects;
  • 5 years of management experience and client management;
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken. Functional french (or willingness to learn);
  • Excellent knowledge of GSuite and Microsoft Office;
  • Strong knowledge of Shotgun project management software;
  • Excellent knowledge of the VFX Production process from concept to delivery;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent sense of prioritization and respect of deadlines and budgets;
  • Must be available for international travel.
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