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Executive Producer

Integrated Production
Seattle, WA San Francisco, CA
Req ID: 5206

Description

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Executive Producer is responsible for leadership and administration of the local production team. They are responsible for leading all aspects of production, including identifying production partners, timing, budget and sourcing of deliverables across a variety of accounts. It is imperative that this individual has a great understanding of the creative deliverables across a multitude of mediums. They must be a proven leader, demonstrating the ability to educate, problem solve and grow opportunities within VMLY&R.

The ideal candidate will be someone that can bring creative visions to life while elevating the work through close collaboration with the creative team. Not only should the Executive Producer have extensive production contacts, but they should be someone that grows relationships with outside production partners, while ensuring VMLY&R production processes are in place and are having a positive impact on the work.

As an office lead for production, the Executive Producer will also be responsible for maintaining regular communication and meetings that include producers and business affairs managers. This includes providing regular support and supervision of producers in the office, and across the network. The EP will maintain senior level contact with agency creative & client engagement. While the work and clients locally will be the primary focus, the EP will work across offices as volume dictates and report directly to the Head of Production.

The Executive Producer should problem solve in a timely, cost effective manner. They should be able to juggle a multitude of jobs at any time. Familiarity with the daily ebb and flow of an agency along with the knowledge of how to best engage with the many alignment teams spread across several offices throughout North America is imperative.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors the scheduling of producers for all production activities in local market
  • Responsible for securing and onboarding any freelance producers as needed
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance from client engagement teams. Will also have exposure to the Integrated Production work queue and assign local production accordingly
  • Collaborates with producers and creative staff to achieve company goals
  • Participates and supports new business efforts through handling booking and scheduling production sessions
  • Work closely with designated alignment teams to establish annual scopes for clients that captures both the volume and projected budgets for production
  • Leads the training and mentoring of new producers, as well as support their continued career growth and development.
  • EP role is a working producer role and the EP will be expected to produce jobs as volume dictates
  • Strong ties to the local production community
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with production partners, and participate in industry organizations representing VMLY&R.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing and multitasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Able to apply critical and strategic thinking
  • Stress-tolerant, quick-thinking and accurate
  • Able to quickly understand new technology concepts
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills as a team leader and team player
  • Flexibility, initiative, dedication and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel
  • A sense of humor, outgoing, articulate, well-informed, intelligent, confident and possessing common sense
  • A skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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