VFX Head of Production (Maternity Cover)

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects



Contract: Fixed Term

Axis Studios is seeking a VFX Head of Production to cover maternity leave for their busy VFX department. This position is looking to start from 25 th April 2022 and to end in March 2023

The VFX Head of Production is a seasoned production lead, responsible for the overall management, mentoring and development of the VFX production department.

The Head of Production will work effectively with Ops, Production, HoDs and other key stakeholders across the Axis Group in the successful running of projects, the management of resources across projects, and of the group as whole. 

They are directly responsible for the line management of all production members and by extension the delivery of all projects to budget, scope, schedule and creative expectations.

This role can be performed remotely, with designated onsite studio visits at various points in the year, when necessary.

Key Duties

Supervising the effective delivery of all projects to a high standard, steering vision and approach alongside Producers to keep projects on track.

Keeping an eye on margin across all projects.

Continual evaluation and improvement of budgeting, tracking and planning tools.

Continual coaching on best practice regarding client and team management.

Collaborate with EPs, Management and HODs to determine future studio project plans and priorities.

Building motivated, multi-disciplinary production teams, dealing with HR or morale issues before they come to a head.

Recruitment, training and departmental strategic planning, solving day to day problems whilst formalising production structure and filling vacancies.

Manage and support the recruitment process across all projects.

Key Qualities

Takes responsibility for ensuring the problem is solved.

Puts the outcome for the studio as a whole first.

Can both anticipate a problem and either prevent it or limit the damage.

Drives improvement and efficiency, and is open to change and collaboration.

Acts confidently, but with compassion.

Is proficient in spreadsheet and database software inclusive of Excel and Shotgun

Compassionate and supportive, with the desire to coach others toward their potential

Clear, decisive and calm under pressure

Able to distinguish ‘urgent’ from ‘important’


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