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Tiffany Keum Talent Qualification Specialist

Phone Work 415-795-7318
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Job Info

Category Product Management
Employment Type Full-Time Employment
Compensation $0.00 - $0.00
Location United States, CA - 94107

Client Introduction

We're a San Francisco-based creative studio that’s building the immersive entertainment venues and connected interactive experiences of the future. Our innovative team of artists, producers, and technologists use the medium of light to tell a story and communicate a vision through large-scale art installations and productions. Our work is nothing less than cutting-edge, and our clients are nothing short of pioneers. They’re film-makers, museums, companies, and countries who want to draw attention to a cause, or simply create a next-level experience that makes the world pay attention and think differently.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

• The Director PMO will oversee the full lifecycle of Production management/Projects life cycle
• Work with leadership team and internal collaborators to shape and manage deliverables and internal and external client expectation
• Manage and work with direct reports to create production schedules and budgets
• This role will act as a production advisor on all relevant projects
• As the department lead, this position will recruit, hire, and develop talent in line with creative and technological vision
• Maintain and drive production schedules in collaboration with leadership team
• Possess a strong ability to translate chaotic information into plan of action
• Proactively drive strategic workflow to move projects through studio
• Work with Dept. Managers to oversee projects across all departments
• Effectively enforce deadlines while maintaining an awareness of simultaneous projects across studio and competing priorities
• Create cohesion across project teams and maintain a high level of individual contribution / job satisfaction
• Assure quality of deliverables / installations
• Schedule and drive internal and client meetings / reviews
• Manage resource hours and outside expenses against budget
• Oversee project accounting and contracting


• Recruiting
• Budget
• Negotiating contracts
• Strategies and tactics to support departmental goals
• Recommend departmental budget to function / departmental VP
• Employee hiring, assignments, promotions, performance evaluation and rewards, and talent


Required Experience

• 15+ years production experience (ideally within a creative/technology environment)
• 5+ years in a managerial role with oversight of direct employees, specifically in a production environment
• Deep knowledge and budgeting abilities
• Deep knowledge and scheduling abilities
• Deep understanding of workflow - process and personnel choices
• Ability to see and execute strategy at the highest level (creative and logistic)
• Deep experience in creative / technical endeavors to back up leadership in decision making
• Strong leadership skills to be decisive and guide a team
• Strong ability to guide client relationships
• Fosters strong partnerships with Department Heads and / or their appointees
• Is able to get out ahead of challenges with solid proposals to address them
• Strong attention to detail and follow through
• Ability to see the big picture - rise above the details to see and implement strategy (creative and logistic)
• Ability to take the lead with clients
• Highly developed ability to delegate tasks and manage staff (Executive Producers, Producers, Coordinators and Pas)
• Aptitude and willingness to mentor staff
• Identify, vet, negotiate with and hire freelancers and vendors necessary for project execution in partnership with creatives on team
• Simultaneously manage internal team, vendors and client relationships
• Strong management skills
• Developer of talent
• Track record in achieving results

Required Education

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