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Crew Manager – Animation – Glasgow

Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


As an integral part of our clients Glasgow studio, the Crew Manager will report directly to the Head of HR and Facilities, and be charged with two main areas of work:

  • Managing the effective utilisation of internal/external resources:  The CM is charged with positively influencing global project schedulesensuring best utilisation of internal resource and external suppliers to resolve scheduling conflicts and facilitate ongoing studio growth
  • Building reliable ongoing relationships with external partners and suppliers across the globe: Where it becomes necessary to resolve resource/scheduling challenges externally, the CM is responsible for finding, assessing and ensuring (quality-controlled, on budget and schedule) delivery from external suppliers. This will include single dept (e.g. animation) outsource projects, and full pipeline outsource projects (script to screen). Scale and content will range from 2-3 min cinematics, to 90 min Flaunt features.

The role will require collaboration with a range of stakeholders including Executive Producers (EPs), Producers, HODs and the Studio and General Managers. It will also require regular intra-national travel between their studios as well international partners in Europe, North and South America, Asia and beyond.



  • Identify and resolve current and future resource/scheduling issues
  • Identify hiring requirements to facilitate new projects or resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Maintain and improve on internal resource utilisation
  • Influence future project schedules based on availability of internal resources/external suppliers/recruitment bandwidth
  • Negotiate for the best value for money, and maximise tax credits internationally
  • Evaluate, hire, contract, re-allocate, and where necessary facilitate the termination of contracts with suppliers
  • Maintain and improve relevant processes across the studio and the group in conjunction with the Production team, the HODs and the General Managers
  • Work with EPs, HODs and Supervisors to produce bid packages and breakdowns
  • Put the outcome for the group as a whole first.
  • Anticipate risks and solve problems before and as they arise.
  • Drive improvement and efficiency, remaining open to change and collaboration.
  • Respond pro-actively to stress.
  • Act confidently, but with compassion.



 Be proficient in spreadsheet and database software inclusive of Excel and Shotgun.

  • Have prior production and/or resource/crew management experience.
  • Have relevant industry experience.

Tagged as: Animation Director

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