Head of Production

Operating out of our stunning space in Brighton and with a decade of award-winning work, Progress is a dedicated team of creatives, producers, filmmakers and animators bound by a shared commitment to tell powerful stories, no matter the brief or budget. To find out more head to www.progressfilm.co.uk.

Alongside our commercial arm of rostered directors known as Progress ‘X’, Progress ‘S’ is our full service, in- house production studio providing innovative solutions for our long standing and prospective clients. We’re looking for another member of the Progress family, a genuine people person and experienced Producer/Head of Production to act as an integral linchpin for the two sides of the company.

In this role, you’ll be managing Progress’ ever-expanding production department (both in-house and freelance), bidding for pitches, implementing and overseeing budgetary and production responses to all briefs whilst having an up-to-date, intrinsic knowledge of all Progress projects as they develop.

Dynamic, connected and resourceful, you will be the voice of authority in the room, ensuring the creative vision is delivered to budget and brief. You will have a passion for building strong, meaningful relationships with agencies, brands and organisations, forging new opportunities for the talented, full time creative teams being developed within the Progress infrastructure.

Working from our Brighton HQ, you’ll be an integral part of the company fabric who will be positioning Progress as an industry leader. Passionate about production, you should now be looking for a long term challenge and to execute real change with the senior team as we continue to build on the success we have achieved.

Roles and Responsibilities

Overseeing the financial success of Progress ‘S’, from the production of individual jobs through to monitoring and evaluating whole company costs and profits

Building and nurturing positive relationships with new and existing clients - both agency and direct to client - creating bid budgets and overseeing creative responses to deliver winning pitches and proactive proposals

Leading by example, continuing to grow and mentor the company’s in-house production department and working with a wide network of freelancers, sourcing the best possible talent for any brief or budget

Leading an efficient, well run studio to deliver work on time and on budget and to the exceptional creative standards we have established with our clients over the last 10 years

Building and establishing effective systems in a constantly shifting landscape, upholding these processes with both in-house and freelance teams

Multitasking and troubleshooting where necessary, acting as a consistent Progress ambassador for the team, suppliers and clients

Strongly desired skills:

Proven experience of varying levels of production, from large-scale APA rated commercials to smaller- scale corporate projects including animation and shoots abroad

A proven record of pitching, winning projects and long term client retention

At least 8+ years experience in dealing with agencies, direct clients and production companies and experience in a management or head of department capacity

Excellent network of freelance producers, HODs and service companies

In-depth knowledge of PIBS and contracts, procurement and APA industry standards for production procedures

Practical knowledge of accounting and recording systems

Strong leadership, management, communication and multi-tasking skills, with a knack for constructive feedback and inspiring a team

A personable, affable nature with a lack of ego - we create work together, the Progress way


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