Description and Requirements

The Head of Production is responsible for the teams of Producers who lead the delivery planning and execution of our marketing communications assets. The outputs of this team span Imagery (Photography and CGI), Film, Digital, Print, Advertising and Social. They will apply rigour, governance and pragmatism to our production processes as well as lead a large team of mixed experience in a positive and empathetic way.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

Armed with scientifically-proven product superiority and precision-engineered technology, our creatives find it easy to get inspired. But we never take the obvious route. Online or offline, our in-house design teams are encouraged – just like our engineers – to turn the world upside and explore new approaches. Elevating the Dyson brand and solving an endless stream of global marketing problems.

Accountabilities:

  • Planning the long-range scheduling of projects alongside Producers and Head of Delivery, you will be the first point of contact for new projects.
  • Mid / long-term resource planning for teams based on planned projects.
  • Identify hiring requirements (both permanent and freelance) and management of their recruitment process..
  • Approver and overseer of SOW / Project Plans / Budgets.
  • Overseeing the management of project risks.
  • Assist Producers through management of change control where required.
  • Identifying areas of process deficiency and actions to improve these.
  • Guidance to Producers on any project issues and the escalation point for the wider business

Skills:

  • Experience in different project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Kanban) with opinions about what to use, when and why. 
  • The ability to be adaptable with these methodologies
  • Be a producer by trade, with extensive hands-on experience of managing large and complex projects across a variety of channels
  • Have extensive experience of digital, film & social production and some experience of Print and Imagery production
  • Have demonstrable experience of building, managing and developing a team of Producers who are managing large and complex projects across different disciplines
  • Have significant experience of end-to-end delivery processes from strategy through creative to execution, with a deep understanding of the levers at your disposal to affect these processes to benefit the project

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines