The role of the Senior Scheduler is to oversee creative resources for the respective departments within the New York studio. This role requires excellent communication skill, advanced understanding and appreciation for the creative and operational aspects of the company and the ability to mentor their team and foster strong relationships with artists, production, and operational departments. By working with Production and Heads of Department, they are accountable for the securing the appropriate talent to facilitate the efficient workflow to satisfy client requirements. Their role also involves artist development, but ensuring that key creative talent is nurtured internally through project allocation and team selection
The Senior Scheduler should also have an excellent understanding of The Mill's work and creative history, strong organizational, tracking and planning skills, and a commitment to providing our clients an unrivaled experience.
* Work closely with departments to ensure that creative resources are acting as a single cohesive unit. * Working within a team to schedule the needs of the producer and client. * Engage in early bidding and planning with producers to identify talent needs, scheduling, and strategies. * Work with artists, leads, producers, and schedulers to ensure jobs are on track and efficient whilst continuously measuring bid resources against budgets. * Have a thorough understanding of capacity, internal resources, as well as an ability to flag challenges and opportunities. * Highlighting if a clash of schedules arises and working with colleagues and producers to find a successful solution while maximizing revenue. * Assess incoming jobs for potential workshare and outsourcing needs and work with other Mill offices to coordinate workshare planning. * Guarantee excellent client service from all members of the team to maximize repeat business. * Ensure Freelance Artists are utilized appropriately - on the right projects, at the right price, with attention paid to controlling cost whilst maintaining quality. * Maintain an accurate Freelance artist & machine rental forecast. * Provide support for artists by monitoring working hours, artist satisfaction, and managing holiday requests and DOILs. * Pro-active liaison with HODs and Engineering department to ensure technology and resources are being used to their full potential. * Pro-active liaison with HR on talent recruitment, freelance payroll, etc. * Represent scheduling in any high-level conversations with Production. * Schedule large jobs that require intricate planning or big picture foresight. Work with producers and schedulers to ensure the right talent is on the right job. * Work with Head of Resources and other Senior Schedulers to develop creative resources protocol and best practices. * Work alongside EP's, HOP and Creative Leads to understand, maintain and develop Director, client and artist relationships.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
* 3 - 5 years creative resource management experience * Production and/or agency experience preferred * Excellent project planning and scoping skills * Ability to manage, develop and retain talent * Capacity to manage a busy workload with high productivity * Experience working with and using scheduling software * Responsive and flexible to ever changing needs and environment
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.