Production Lead

Cheshire, United Kingdom · Creative


We are delighted to announce we’re looking for an experienced Head of Production.

Due to phenomenal business growth, our in house creative team is expanding and now requires an exceptional Production Lead to manage the production team to deliver all content requirements; stills and moving image in line with client briefs. Ensure delivery on time and under budget maintaining a high standard and quality control.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Understand systems and workflow processes, adhere to and champion
  • Work with senior managers and production leads to coordinate and maintain consistent quality and service across our sites and crew
  • Work with Client Services team to support the long term development of clients
  • Ensure the team (Producers/Production Assistants) play an active part in building positive relationships between clients and the wider creative team
  • Ensure that we deliver exactly what has been promised to the client - all work being on brief and to the budget agreed
  • Find better ways that improve the end result whist reducing costs and increasing efficiency
  • Ensure Production work closely with Client Services to plan and prepare accurate and compelling quotes and cost jobs
  • Ensure the team accurately track project progress and identify changes of scope
  • Make sure that every job is managed strictly within the people (time) and cost budget that has been specified in the quote and that any additional costs are flagged to the Client Services team so these are passed on to clients
  • Police accurate and timely provision of any client specific project and finance reporting
  • Ensure the production team take the lead in planning work and project management. As the client services team is ultimately responsible to the client find out what they need, take their direction and make sure the team are resourced to deliver.
  • Production planning – oversee all work by the team and work with them to manage the daily delivery of content to agreed briefs and deadlines
  • Resource planning. It’s vital that we use every crew member to the fullest potential. If you can see a date or a specification change that might allow us to do so better, then advise client services
  • Implementing clear systems for the team to brief internal teams
  • Allocate team resource to projects
  • Plan for peak times and secure additional resource as required (freelance production)
  • Ensure all templates are fit for purpose and regularly reviewed and updated to deliver on this
  • Ensure the team learn from the last job and continue to improve our processes and ways of working based on this
  • Conduct regular production team meetings (ideally weekly) and 1-2-1’s at least monthly
  • Conduct team appraisals every 6 months
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