Integrated Production Manager

Position Overview

We are seeking an Integrated Production Manager with a special kind of alchemy that transcends one specialty in broadcast, digital and/or experiential production. You are a critical thinker who embraces the opportunity to manage new challenges. You will be an integral part of the project team, working with creative, client partnership, project management and external resources to deliver award-winning work on budget and on time.

Job Code2016-0120

Classificationnon exempt

Reports ToSVP/Executive Creative Director & VP, Client Partnerships

LocationSan Diego

Our Company is committed to attracting and retaining the best qualified individuals and promotes equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Essential Functions
  • Serve as the key internal production interface on projects once they have been kicked off (in partnership with the Account lead and Project Manager)
  • Partner with Creative teams to ensure their vision is in line with SOW and budget realities and/or developing alternative solutions to bring the creative idea to fruition
  • Define tactical project plans, lead partner and vendor recommendations, manage and communicate timing and budget expectations to ensure successful project deliveries
  • Develop and manage budget of projects. Strong knowledge of budgeting and financial management
  • Identify external resource needs; secure and manage resources across projects when necessary
  • Simultaneously manage internal team expectations and vendor relationships to ensure the executions are flawless
  • Handle the tasks of developing and maintaining existing vendor relationships within the art, photography and music industries
  • Comprehensive knowledge of talent procurement, usage rights and clearance and fee negotiations
  • Handle the tasks of finalizing purchasing of artwork, photography and staff such as photographers, stylists, models and make-up artists
  • Lead requirement gathering and discovery process for large-scale projects or lead many smaller projects simultaneously. Define and manage project requirements, scope of work, specs, budget, and schedule for projects while effectively reporting on allocation and spend
  • Consult on project scope development regarding cost effective and efficient production strategies, resources and budget
  • Work independently to solve problems, make quick decisions and communicate calmly and effectively in challenging situations
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with vendors and partners to build teams for project success including art buying and performing press checks
  • Be a tireless advocate for the creative process so that the best ideas come to life, and also look for ingenious ways to deliver solutions on time and budget
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, able to problem-solve autonomously within uncertain project environments
Qualifications & Education
  • Minimum of 7 years experience as a producer in a creative agency or production environment (digital, print, broadcast, post, experiential)
  • Knowledge of broadcast production and post production
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills a must
  • Knowledge of collaborative development tools including content management systems, digital asset management platforms and their interrelationship with other critical parts of the marketing infrastructure
  • Background in print production, broadcast AND digital preferred (yes, you are a unicorn)
  • Background in experiential production is a plus
  • Strong industry knowledge and connections with both agencies and production houses
  • Client facing experience, particularly in relation to developing scopes and budgets
  • Self motivated and willing to expand knowledge
  • Values a collaborative team and entrepreneurial work environment as we continue to build the agency of the future

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Job Code2016-0120
Job TitleIntegrated Production Manager
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