Senior Production Manager

Major Players
£50k - 53k per year
29 Nov 2021
27 Dec 2021
Karina Warburton
Project Management
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

Major Players are working with a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate corporation who provide innovative streaming services and digital video products. They also provide powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

What is the role?

A senior and vital role within the team, you will report into and work closely alongside the Head of Production to ensure the smooth running of all cross-brand projects and workflows across the department. You will be responsible for project management of any key projects as well as the day-to-day running of the department, ensuring all creative demands are delivered with creative excellence on time and on budget. Demonstrating strong management skills, you will collaborate and motivate teams across projects, whilst keeping a keen eye on detail of budgets and schedules.


- Responsible for supporting HOP in running the day to day management of clip-based promo makelists, resource allocation and budget management ensuring all creative demands are delivered on time

- Responsible for managing any last minute schedule change impacts within resource, ensuring we work to and deliver a flexible and reactive workflow

- Responsible for cross brand project management of all key projects both on and off air when required, ensuring smooth running of all projects from initial stages of creative development through to production and final delivery

- Oversee organisation and manage budgets, timelines and schedules across all campaigns

- Implement systems to ensure the most efficient workflow across the department

- Motivate and drive team and projects forward


-Manage weekly cross brand makelist

-Key liaison for all makelist enquiries and any changes communicated

-Liaise with marketing, media planning and ops teams to ensure smooth delivery of all on air content

-Recruit & source freelance production teams where necessary

-Oversee post production bookings and clearcast / CAP delivery processes, on-air delivery and off-air delivery


-Responsible for budget management, working alongside HOP for all cost allocation and spend reporting

-Oversee and manage budgets for department including HQ, discretionary, branding, project and campaigns with final responsibility for all reporting

-Prepare cost estimates for new projects and campaigns

-Report spend to finance department and Head of Production

-Responsible for freelance cost control

- Ensure spend aligns to wider business objectives


-Liaison point for compliance workflow

-Liaise with the legal, HR and finance departments for all contracts, NDA’s, vendor selection, capex, payments, and implement new company policies effectively into the daily work routine e.g. freelancer employment guidelines, expenses and T&E, v/o contract negotiations, be aware of changes to accounts payable processes.


-Line manage and support a number of direct reports, as well as freelance producers where necessary

-Effectively resource and support production team across all projects

-Support with recruiting new talent

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