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Mr. X: Department Manager

Mr. X

This is a Full-time position in Laval-Des-Rapides, QC posted August 6, 2021.

Company DescriptionThis job application remains open even when we don’t have roles available.

If you would like to be considered, please apply and we will contact you as soon as we have an openingFounded in 2001, MR.

X is an award-winning visual effects company specializing in high-concept episodic series and feature films.

With years long relationships spanning the globe and including some of the industry’s top creators, MR.

X has delivered visual effects for critically acclaimed titles including The Shape of Water, Raised by Wolves, Da 5 Bloods and Vikings, to name just a few.

By partnering with clients through every stage of their project, MR.

X helps shape and guide what makes it to the screen for some of the world’s most exciting film and episodic television content.


X comprises over 600 filmmakers, artists, and technologists working across the company’s world-class facilities located in Toronto, Montreal, Adelaide, Bangalore and Los Angeles.For more information about MR.

X – Partners in storytelling – visit http://www.Mrxfx.ComJob DescriptionReporting to the Head of Studio, you are responsible for resource planning and managing your department in partnership with your Head of Department.You are accountable for building and fostering strong relationships with other departments in the pipeline and the multiple show Production teams.This is an exciting opportunity and challenge which will require you to manage Talent of all levels by monitoring performance and identifying training needs.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a VFX environment and be passionate and enthusiastic about working in production.

You navigate with ease communication and relationships with multiple internal stakeholders.

You coach, mentor and manage your coordinators.Primary ResponsibilitiesManage and support all members of your teamWork with show Leads to assign artist’s workAttend dailies sessions where necessary to monitor work within your discipline/sEnsure an awareness of contract lengths within the team and work with HR and Central Production on hiring and rightsizing as requiredReview contract end datesPresent departmental information to Studio Senior management when requiredActively work to ensure the department has everything it needs to get the work done effectivelyWork with the Head of Department, Recruitment and Central Production to hire new crewOversight of Departmental level salary banding, able to work within budgets and meet financial targetsMonitor department efficiency alongside Central ProductionMaintaining the targeted level splits across the departmentLiaising with show producers to ensure appropriate casting for each show per the onesWeekly Production updates and publishes maintaining artist bookings using the internal system, DASHCollaborates with Work Force Planning to monitor and advertise any forecasted idle time Review, update and publish the schedule generated by the showCoordinate with the show Production Team to resolve conflicts or concernsKeep all relevant databases up to date with department and show information and notesBe aware of the department’s immediate relationships up and down the pipelineManage team absence and reportingLiaise with Central Production on physical seating and licensing requirements for the departmentTake responsibility for new crew and ensure that they have sufficient support from the Head ofDepartment and a relevant department ‘buddy’Proactively manage performance and skills assessments of the team in collaboration with the Head of DepartmentTime sheet managementTracks all departmental overtime, seeking relevant approvals and monitoring time sheetsWork with the Training Manager to identify training needs and ensure participation in training within the departmentIf appropriate for your department work with Render Support to ensure priorities are set and backlogs are solvedWork with Head of Department and show Leads to ensure that space issues are monitored, and any issues are escalated.Ensures studio communications are received at artist level where appropriate and that company initiatives are embedded within the culture of the teamSchedules and hosts department meetings to cascade updatesLeads engagement initiatives and social activities QualificationsDepartment Manager EssentialsDetail orientated, highly motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment with challenging deadlinesExcellent communication skills and organization skillsAble to have difficult conversationsAdept in dealing with sensitive charactersAble to command large teamsCalm and smart negotiatorAble to delivers on resultsInclusive and culturally aware and competentAny Of The Following Technical Skills Is a BonusThorough understanding of CG production pipelines and post production in general is essentialStrong project management skills and a sensitivity towards deadline related deliveriesProven experience of strategic schedulingGood general computer skills are required with particular emphasis on scheduling toolsStrong working knowledge of Microsoft OfficeAbility to speak up when required and work to find solutions to issues the department may be facingAbility to monitor department spend and meet financial targetsAny Of The Following Experience Is a Great AdvantageCoordination experience in a fast paced environmentProven experience coordinating on feature film projectsPrevious experience in a VFX facility an assetAdditional InformationPlease click here to review our privacy notices for job applicants.If you require assistance applying, please reach out to talent@thefocus.com and we’ll be happy to assist.TECHNICOLOR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERTechnicolor complies and prohibits against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state/provincial or local law.