Gorilla Gorilla!

Senior Producer

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 21 February 2019
Twitter: @gorilla_london
Job Listing Added: 07 January 2019

We’re Gorilla Gorilla! A new breed of intelligent film and animation company. We combine brave thinking, natural curiosity and a social outlook to create video content that helps brands and businesses make powerful connections with their audiences. We’re on the hunt for a talented Senior Producer to join our growing team in Angel.


THE ROLE


The Senior Producer will work with our Founders and Executive Producer to manage and develop client accounts. Day-to-day they will ensure delivery of high-quality film and animation projects to agreed financial parameters. The role will require someone to work across three main areas:


Client / business development
• Work with our Founder and Exec Producer to make presentations and take/explore briefs in a constructive/positive way.
• Develop / prepare the practical aspects of proposals, RFPS, tenders and pitches and support in delivery.
• Develop and maintain trusted relationships with key clients.
• Network within clients’ businesses and develop trusted relationships to open-up opportunities.
• Identify opportunities to push the creative development of projects and the potential for wider client development.


Account management / project delivery
• Manage all aspects of production across a number of projects at once and have a willingness to be ‘hands on’ with creative.
• Deliver projects on time and on budget, working with other members of the team, specialist partners and freelance staff.
• Create / manage budgets to deliver agreed margins and develop projects to increase sales volume and revenue.
• Understand the competitive environment and stay abreast of current thinking and trends.


Operational / commercial
• Report on activity / provide management information to the Founders / Exec Producer as requested.
• Find / manage suitable creative and freelance staff, helping to ensure availability of appropriate resource.
• Support the senior team in managing other employees, providing encouragement and support to build a strong team ethos.


WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO US


As part of a growing business, helping to secure, maintain and grow clients / projects whilst ensuring our reputation for developing and delivering fantastic, award-winning work is key to our success.


HOW YOU'LL MAKE US LOOK


• Brave & Intuitive
• Smart & Curious
• Social & Supportive


HOW YOU'LL MAKE US FEEL


• You’ve brought gravitas, energy and enthusiasm.
• Our business is more than likely to grow with you on the team.
• You’re in it for the long haul.


YOUR PERSONALITY


• Lively and engaging with a responsible and positive outlook.
• A clear focus on producing high quality projects.
• A forward planner who can critically assess his or her own results and performance.
• Credible, and comfortable in dealing with commissioners / members of the client team and senior members of their business.
• Completely comfortable with taking responsibility and making judgement calls.
• A skilled and empathic communicator, able to tactfully challenge clients and explain different routes and decisions.
• Someone with excellent listening and questioning skills, able to see things from the client’s point of view.
• Well-presented, business-like, open, friendly and sociable.
• A team player, able to work within a range of team situations and to get the best out of a broad range of team members.


SKILLS / BACKGROUND


• The role is a senior appointment and involves a close working relationship with the senior team behind the business.
• Entrepreneurial skills and flair are desirable.
• Has probably worked in the role of Producer or Senior Producer within the commercial, agency or non-broadcast sector.
• Demonstrable track record of success in effective and creative production, preferably in the non-broadcast sector.
• At least 5+ years of experience at Producer level managing budgets at a range of levels.
• Someone passionate about film in all forms and with a keen interest in contemporary thinking.
• Someone who can commit to the role and the development of the company at a challenging and exciting time.
• The ability to manage, control, encourage and motivate diverse teams of creative and technical people.
• Knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches to production, post production and distribution.
• Able to work with and manage the inputs of other employees and external resources.
• Able to develop and manage budgets to deliver agreed levels of margin and profitability.
• Must be adept in use of Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Keynote and Adobe Creative Suite a bonus.
• Must be able to communicate effectively via the written word in proposals and emails.
• An excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator and a confident, engaging presenter.
• Comfortable in a broad range of social environments from the Board Room through to the shop floor and the general public.


AND FINALLY, IN 3 WORDS YOU'LL BE...


• Passionate
• Collaborative
• Fun

How to Apply

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and 1 page Cover Letter (including your salary expectations) in pdf format to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Senior Producer Application - IFC 2019’.