General Manager/ Executive Producer

Executive Management London, United Kingdom


The Third Floor London is seeking an experienced General Manager to lead its UK-based visualization studio. The General Manager will oversee operations of a company with a 100 plus strong workforce and work with the executives of the company to achieve and set targets and goals. The position is responsible for strategy, structure, budgets, people and financial outcomes.

You will ideally have a background in management within visual effects, or from other similar creative industries.

The role will work with London Heads of Department to build strong client relationships, ensure effective team building, and to strategically lead the team and company forwards.

At The Third Floor our history and artist led culture are of significant importance. Therefore we are looking for a candidate who will integrate seamlessly into the team, leading by example, and promoting healthy internal work relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations for the London office
  • Provide direct management to all UK-based heads of department – IT, Production, Talent, Finance, New Business, Marketing, Facilities, Immersive/VR & Supervisors
  • Oversee all finances – annual operational budgets, P&L reports, salary reviews, revenue projections, forecasting etc.
  • Direct responsibility for company profitability reporting key results to the executive team
  • Generate and maintain revenue for the company through client relationships, strategizing local sales goals, negotiations and marketing initiatives
  • Maintain high-level client management and relationship liaison in the UK
  • Work closely with heads of department and department managers to ensure teams are balanced in terms of skills and seniority
  • To promote a healthy internal culture that will retain key employees and encourage their professional development
  • Liaise with Production and New Business to run scenarios and projections
  • Problem solve resource issues - lack of crew, overcapacity etc.
  • To ensure the creation and implementation of a strategy with the VP Global Operations to grow the business. Includes providing high-level thinking about the future of the industry, trends, developments etc.
  • Communicate strategy and results to the management teams
  • Evaluate and decide upon key investments in equipment, infrastructure and talent
  • To represent the company at local industry events as required
  • To build and maintain relationships with all TTF studios
  • To oversee future office expansions with the executive team

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in leadership and management within Previs, VFX, Feature Film or creative industries
  • Experience of the UK film industry
  • Understanding and experience in key departmental areas of the business – Production, Business Development, Finance, Facilities, HR, IT, Pipeline etc
  • Organised, self-starting and a strong influencer
  • Previous experience of visualization/creative output production process
  • Able to quickly establish credibility and build strong working relationships
  • Good understanding of project/resource scheduling dynamics
  • Demonstrable skill and sensitivity when dealing with colleagues
  • Collaborative and solutions orientated, works to achieve positive outcomes
  • Quick to identify and problem solve issues; using a pragmatic and commercially sound approach
  • Can make sensible and experience led decisions in difficult and deadline driven situations
  • Overseas travel will be required

Please submit your CV with a supporting statement to inform us on what you can bring to the position and our London studio.