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Production Manager – Realtime Animation Team – Manchester, UK

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25149 Posted: 10 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: Game, TV & Film

OPMs client is a market leading visual outsource partner to a wide range of high-profile clients in video games and interactive entertainment for the global market.

They have grown from strength to strength and are now on the lookout for a Production Manager to ensure the successful delivery of multiple, high-quality client projects.


  • Extensive related experience in a production management role with the creative industry.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading large teams to successfully deliver high quality client deliverables, whilst managing multiple complex projects and client requirements.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills across all levels of the business.
  • Ability to communicate and comprehend technical information.
  • Able to organise and track large amounts of information.


  • Work with the Sales team and Clients to assess the scope of all incoming project work.
  • Work with the Director of Production to plan resource requirements across Production.
  • Allocate incoming client work to the production team, ensuring that accurate schedules are in place with clear milestones identified.
  • Daily leadership and management of the production team to ensure each team member is working from a tracked schedule and has a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their work.
  • Identify and resolve issues that are preventing progress, escalating, and linking with other areas of the business as required.
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Director of Production, Client Account Managers, and other key stakeholders to ensure they have an up-to-date and accurate understanding, with early warning of where there are challenges.
  • Ensure project budgets and associated client invoicing are being actively and accurately managed.
  • Ensure key business metrics are being tracked and managed, providing reporting and management information as required.
  • Lead excellent communication, positive working relationships and teamwork across all the team.

DESIRED SKILLS: (good to have):

  • Passionate about gaming and games development
  • Knowledge of: Ftrack, Microsoft Excel, Perforce, Shotgun, Project/bug tracking applications, Autodesk Maya and the character animation process / motion capture editing skills will be a strong advantage.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Life Assurance
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Flexitime
  • Cycle to work scheme, free lockable bike storage
  • Healthcare Cash Plan

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 01206 214 427!

Tagged as: Character Animation, Development Manager, Producer

Tags: Character Animation , Development Manager , Producer Categories: Development Management , Production


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