Umedia - Head of Finishing (Vancouver)

Jason Myres Sep 24, 2016

  1. Jason Myres

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    HEAD OF FINISHING - Umedia Vancouver

    TYPE Full-time, permanent
    START Oct 1st 2016
    LOCATION 120 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1N2, Canada

    Umedia is an international film group specializing in the production of international feature-film projects. Its activities include production, co-production, financing (through internal funds) and visual effects (VFX). It has offices in Los Angeles, London, Paris and Brussels.
    As part of its development in North America, Umedia is launching a Post-production studio in Vancouver, focused on visual effects, animation, color finishing and mastering for feature films and platform TV series.

    To support this new entity, Umedia is looking for a Head of Finishing. By joining us, you integrate an international group continuously striving for excellence thanks to a strong corporate culture and values.

    You will be a key player in securing digital intermediate and other finishing projects for the studio and managing those projects through the facility, supervising the finishing team on a day to day basis. You will ensure that the best practices and the utmost quality are maintained, ensuring that client satisfaction is always at its highest. You will work closely with the CEO on carrying out the sales plan and establish long lasting client relationships. You will create and carry out strategic plans, short to long term, for future growth and development, which lead to increased revenue.

    Your direct responsibilities include:
    • Strategic sales planning for the finishing department.
    • Day to day management of the department, including hiring new staff members and supervision of the team.
    • Implementing and maintaining procedures, best practices and best workflows for all finishing services from dailies through delivery.
    • Working closely with the Head of VFX, develop strategies for packaging services across the business to increase the companies’ competitiveness in the global market place.
    • Leads sourcing & contact in Los Angeles (frequent trips to L.A. will be required).
    • Responsible for client management & care.
    • Coordinate with Brussels, Paris, London and Los Angeles offices on collaboration.
    • Oversee the finishing department’s budget and financial planning.
    • Collaborate with Head of Marketing on marketing strategies.
    We’re looking for someone who is full of charisma and charm, who is proactive and has a positive "can-do" attitude.
    • You have at least 10 years experience in picture post-production that has included large budget international feature film DI finishing and delivery.
    • You have at least 5 years leadership experience in a well-respected globally recognised post-production facility, having full responsibility for at least 20 staff and the department financials.
    • You have a proven track record for leading a picture post-department to increased revenue and growth.
    • You have solid experience with the US feature film and TV market, with established relationships at the studio level.
    • You have previous experience in sales and marketing at an international level.
    • You have a deep knowledge of post production workflows and technology, covering all aspects of picture post-production from dailies through to delivery.
    • You have a solid knowledge of VFX and the integration of VFX during the finishing process.
    • You have first hand experience with leading innovation within digital post-production technologies.
    You are autonomous, rigorous and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset with a high sense of responsibility.
    We offer an attractive package and a position within a fast growing environment with clear career development opportunities. Salary range is $150,000 - $170,000 gross annual salary. Medical Services Plan and extended healthcare benefits are paid for by the company for you and your dependents and includes dental, drugs & health.

    How to apply? Send your CV to
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