Manager, Production Management, Documentaries (UK)

Netflix

Netflix

London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
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We are seeking an Executive to help manage Netflix’s original content. The role (Manager, Production Management, Documentaries, UK) is a permanent position that reports to the Senior Manager, Production, Documentaries, UK. The Production team is responsible for supervising all operational aspects of content produced for Netflix and plays a key role in executing Netflix’s content and production strategy in the UK.
Responsibilities include: managing multiple projects in different stages, from the development phase until launch, reading pitches, approving key talent roles, reviewing production plans and budgets, providing early guidance for projects, curating and supporting local production relationships, supporting/suggesting best practices from development through delivery, and also leading initiatives that will drive the local business forward such as sustainability, new technologies, implementing better workflow and fostering external relationships.
This is a demanding and fast-moving position and a successful candidate will be proactive, innovative, self-driven, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and attention to detail at all times.
We want people from different backgrounds to feel expected, reflected, and respected at Netflix, and therefore we are committed to providing an accessible working environment for everyone.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with Creative Executives to set up new productions by reviewing and approving Production Partners, key Heads of Departments, schedules, and budgets, to flag possible issues and identify solutions.
  • Work with different Netflix departments, such as Post Production, VFX, Creative, Finance, Legal, Public Policy, and external production teams, on establishing workflows across multiple projects simultaneously in different phases of production. Support key stakeholders by providing context and/or expertise in business-critical decisions.
  • Support the Head of Production and the Production team to develop, communicate and implement an operational strategy for the local slate of Netflix projects.
  • Align regularly with Netflix colleagues across UCAN, EMEA, and the Globe to share best practices and integrate new learnings from other regions.
  • Review pitches and work with internal teams, Executive Producers and Line Producers to vet show budgets and schedules, providing feedback on viability and risks.
  • Work closely with the Finance team to track and manage all costs, keeping stakeholders informed and working with external partners to ensure we meet deadlines and stay within budget.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, including Safety, Security, HR, Production Solutions, Sustainability and Inclusion, to support Production Partners in providing safe, inclusive, and innovative production spaces.
  • Identify industry trends and potential opportunities for operational improvement.
  • Implement and support production training initiatives.
  • Challenge existing approaches, and suggest new ways to solve issues on various productions.
  • Build and maintain a strong connection with the industry and BTL talents.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive production management experience as a Line Producer or Production Executive.
  • Experience managing the production of local TV.
  • Knowledge of the service market for international productions is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment simultaneously supervising multiple projects at various points of production (from development through delivery).
  • Access to a roster of high-quality vendors and talent in the UK and strong familiarity across the UK production market.
  • Flexible attitude to work, able to respond to urgent or important matters in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information, with a solid understanding of how to prioritize and respond accordingly.
  • A desire to continue learning to ensure an understanding of current production processes and a sense of curiosity about how they could be improved.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Mail.
  • Enthusiastic about Netflix culture: our culture is unique and we live by our values - https://jobs.netflix.com/culture