Role

Production Manager

Manchester, Permanent
Skills Required
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Confident driver
  • Advanced excel
  • Confident managing budgets
  • 3 years production experience
Apply by Emailing
hello@lsproductions.com

Our team is growing, and we’re seeking a new Production Manager with a solid track record in production for our Manchester office.

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a minimum of 3 years of production experience on commercials and/or high-end corporate shoots, ideally with at least 1 year as a Production Manager. Service production experience would be useful, but not essential. This role is based out of our English production office as needed, with working remotely as our current operational approach. This role involves travel for all aspects of a shoot, including travel around the UK and to our other offices in Edinburgh and London.

You must be...

  • Friendly and outgoing, and also professional and comfortable being client facing - we are people people!
  • Capable of working flexibly and at speed with excellent organisational skills
  • Comfortable both in the office and on set with a wide variety of clients from all over the world, in industries as diverse as fashion, music, cars and whisky
  • Confident managing budgets from £20k to £500k and beyond, with advanced Excel skills
  • Adept at presenting high-end production paperwork
  • Knowledgeable on both stills and motion crew and equipment terminologies
  • Full driver's licence and confident driving 9 seaters, splitters, etc.
  • Willing to learn new processes and skills, and to help others to learn too - we are a creative bunch and are always looking for better ways to do things!

LOCATION
You will be based in Manchester, but you will travel within the UK and to our other offices in Edinburgh and London.

TERM

Full time, starting immediately. Salary dependent on experience.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Production, and work alongside our 10-strong team of Producers, Production Managers and Production Assistants who are situated across our offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. The LS Productions team are a supportive group of people who help each other learn and grow - there are opportunities to progress up through the production team for the right candidate.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV (which should include a list of your PM credits: brand / production company / director / producer) and a cover email introducing yourself to hello@lsproductions.com

In the subject line:
Production Manager | Manchester | Your Name

**Deadline Wednesday 31st March 2021**

Role

Freelance Production Team

UK-Wide, Freelance
Skills Required
  • Clean Drivers Licence
  • Confident driver
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to show initiative
  • Must have common sense!
Apply by Emailing
hello@lsproductions.com

We're looking for Freelance Production Coordinators, Production Assistants, Runners and Drivers...

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

Do you you pride yourself on your ridiculously high achieving organisation skills? Are you an Excel ninja? Are you the most logical person you know? Are you hard working but still know how to let loose at the end of the day?

If you love to be office-based, we have just the role for you! We are looking for Production Coordinators, ideally with 2-years commercial production experience, to join our Edinburgh and Manchester teams.

Please send both a CV with all relevant job experience and a cover letter outlining why you would be the right person for the job to hello@lsproductions.com with:
LS Productions | Production Coordinator Application | Your Name
in the subject line.

Throw your logical hat into the ring today!

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS, RUNNERS + DRIVERS

If you love the idea of being out on set in Glencoe one day, setting up the craft table in Manchester City Centre the next, being busy and on your feet, we have the dream job for you! We are on the hunt for strong and adaptable PAs, Runners and Drivers, preferably with film or photo shoot experience. You must have a clean drivers license, be over 25 years old, and have confidence driving vans and 9 seater vehicles.

Please send both a CV with all relevant job experience and a cover letter outlining why you would be the right person for the job to hello@lsproductions.com with:
LS Productions | PA Runner Application | Your Name
in the subject line.

Apply now!

Role

Head of Production

London, Edinburgh or Manchester, Permanent
Skills Required
  • Expert in advertising production
  • Confident leading a team
  • Advanced excel
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communicator
Apply by Emailing
hello@lsproductions.com

As Head of Production you will be responsible for leading a top-class Production Team across our UK offices.

OVERVIEW

You will shape and plan the Production Department, be responsible for liaising with clients, assign jobs to Producers, monitor resources, maintain highest standards and ensure all productions are delivered on time and on budget.

You will have extensive production experience across stills and motion with technical know-how as well as excellent business and financial skills. This will include managing the Production Department budget as well as bringing in freelancers to supplement and support the full-time staff. You will manage the Production Team’s performance by ensuring adequate training, staff development and performance management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

PRODUCTION

  • Day-to-day management of team, workflow, enquiries and live jobs.
  • Improve processes and efficiencies across our various platforms such as FileMaker, google suite, slack, dropbox etc
  • Coordinate calendars and diaries; update staff and freelance availabilities; assign jobs.
  • Compile budget templates and financial procedures (including updates, training, invoice logging, invoicing and digital wraps).
  • Maintain and nurture client relationships together with the Sales & Marketing Department.
  • Monitor and maintain high production standards.
  • Ensure production team are up-to-date on relevant Health & Safety procedures, insurance guidance, accounting and HR procedures.
  • Develop and retain production talent, both in-house and freelance.
  • Work on live bids and support production tasks where needed.
  • Attend shoots where necessary.

EXECUTIVE

  • Oversee and manage the Department budget.
  • Develop and implement Production Strategy Plan.
  • Maintain and run our Sustainability Policy.
  • Implementing and monitoring the producers’ sales strategy.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Contribute to LS Productions' presence at industry events in Manchester, Scotland and London.
  • Assess and maintain all supplier contacts and look for economies with regular suppliers, developing new relationships as we move forward.
  • Build on the current industry network to help develop a robust, future-proof Scottish (and Northern England) production industry.

REPORTING

  • You will report to the Managing Director/Executive Producer.

KEY SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of advertising production procedures, especially bidding and APA guidelines.
  • Well-connected and respected in the industry.
  • Great organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Capable of leading a team
  • Strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the sales processes and the ability to close business deals.
  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management.
  • Ability to work alone, at a distance, while also being part of a wider team.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle stress and react quickly to clients' demands

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by 5th March 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • The application must contain:
  • Email title: HoP Application | NAME
  • Letter of motivation (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Full-time.

Remuneration: £40k - £60k negotiable based on experience and location.

Location: London, Edinburgh or Manchester

Role

Business Development Director

London, Edinburgh or Manchester, Temp to Perm, part-time or full-time
Skills Required
  • Advertising production experience
  • Sales experience
  • Confident leading a team
  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly organised
  • Creative
  • Confident public speaking
  • Proficient in data analysis
Apply by Emailing
hello@lsproductions.com

Our team is expanding, and we’re seeking a new Business Development Director whose role will be critical in the future growth of LS Productions.

OVERVIEW

We are looking for someone with a passion for the screen industries and a track record in sales, business development and marketing. We want someone who will grasp the opportunity to expand LS within our current market share and develop new and exciting revenue streams across film, TV, commercials, fashion, sport and music videos and craft a strategy plan that will span the UK as well as having an international dimension.

The position will involve a high degree of UK and international travel (post-COVID) and can be based out of London, Manchester or Edinburgh, where we have active offices.

The role is suited to a confident and organised sales professional who has worked in a similar role within the creative sector. This person should have established relationships in the screen industries.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Devise and implement the LSP Sales, Business Development and Marketing (“SBDM”) Strategy.
  • Increase the number and quality of sales leads, prospects and enquiries.
  • Build a solid national and international sales pipeline and tracking process.
  • Increase the conversion rate of enquiries to confirmed shoots.
  • Meet and beat sales and profitability targets.
  • Agree on revenue targets for LSP and set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Determine system improvements and implement change and corrective actions.
  • Meet with the sales and marketing team regularly to discuss work-in-progress and assess performance against KPIs.
  • Direct line management of Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Implement a consistent closed-loop between marketing and sales, ensuring marketing analytics drive sales actions and are regularly and clearly reported.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key clients and create new client relationships in the UK, Europe, Canada and USA. Sustain rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits, exploring specific needs and anticipating new opportunities.
  • Present sales results to the LSP Leadership team on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Prepare Sales and Marketing Action Plans at an individual, as well as a team level.
  • Set marketing objectives including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating communications, advertising and trade event opportunities.
  • Identify industry trends. Collect information by analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Attend and speak at conferences and events about LS Productions’ services.
  • Liaise with the MD to ensure all business activity is consistent with production objectives.
  • Identify and implement a variety of new business initiatives to drive sales.
  • Ensure the organisation has an effective sales development internal coaching programme.
  • Ensure the CRM is being used effectively and provides a competitive advantage to the company.

RESEARCH AND PLANNING

  • Assess the effectiveness of the LSP model in each of the territories of UK, US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
  • Consider North American, European and Asian representation and reporting models.
  • Assess the experience, output and potential of LSP personnel.
  • Examine trends in advertising platforms and spend.
  • Examine the potential impact of changes in the stills and motion supply chain.

REPORTING

  • Report to MD and CEO on strategy, operations and results.
  • Liaise with MD on production strategy and objectives.
  • Liaise with the Head of Production on infrastructure, personnel and administrative requirements.
  • Liaise with the Financial Director on financial implications of sales and marketing strategy.
  • Attend key strategic business development trips with MD and CEO and other LSP personnel.
  • Attend leadership meetings and quarterly full team meetings.

KEY EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS

  • National and international sales and marketing strategy and implementation.
  • Creative, Advertising and/or Film & TV Production experience.
  • Board and/or senior executive level reporting responsibility.
  • Leadership skills with an ability to inspire a team.
  • People management.
  • Proven track record of achieving sales growth and delivery of results to business plans.
  • Proficient at analysing data, building reports and making strategic recommendations based on data and trends.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.

ABILITIES

  • Strong commercial outlook and an entrepreneurial approach to business development.
  • High-level networking skills including the capacity to develop and strengthen international relationships, clients and partners.
  • Dedication to a strong company culture and respect for all staff.
  • A solutions-based problem solver.
  • Desire to updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations.
  • Capacity to take initiative and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, positively contributing to a new dynamic and innovative working environment.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by 5th March 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • The application must contain:
  • Email title: Business Development Director Application | 'YOUR NAME'
  • WOW us. We're open to all kinds of inspirational applications. Be as creative as you like - videos, presentations or something more traditional are all welcome.
  • Letter of motivation (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Temp to Perm, part-time or full-time.

Remuneration: £55k - 75k + bonus negotiable based on experience and location.

Location: London, Edinburgh or Manchester.