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VFX Assistant Production Manager - Laika

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Job Title
VFX Assistant Production Manager
Job Location
Hillsboro, OR
Job Description

General Summary
The VFX Assistant Production Manager is responsible for supporting the VFX department leadership with production strategy, day-to-day operations, and staff management.

Job Functions

  • In partnership with discipline leads, oversee creation, management, and publishing of asset/shot schedules with particular attention to the optimized utilization of team and resources.
  • Work closely with discipline leads to communicate and follow up on all task assignments.
  • Assist with managing production target statuses and ensure artist work remains on schedule to meet required deadlines (through quotas, establishing performance standards, forecasting labor, non-labor needs, etc.).  
  • Serve as a liaison across departments to ensure production priorities, objectives, and changes are properly communicated, understood, and coordinated.
  • Work closely with VFX Coordinators to establish timely reviews, dailies, meetings, render priorities, notes, and database updates. 
  • Establish, adapt, and refine VFX Production methods/procedures to enhance efficiencies and departmental output.
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot potential inefficiencies in production workflow and team/asset/shot requirements.
  • Communicate issues to leadership team(s) to reach solutions in a timely manner.
  • Act as cross-studio point of contact on behalf of VFX Department regarding deliverables, as necessary.


  • 5+ yearsโ€™ experience in a production management role in feature film visual effects with strong understanding of live action visual effects workflows.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. 
  • Experience with production tracking and asset management software (Shotgun, experience preferred).
  • Technical ability and knowledge to navigate systems for running reviews and various meetings.
  • Strong planning, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Organized and methodical in approach to work, with strong communication and follow through.
  • Adaptable and capable of re-prioritizing according to evolving project goals. 
  • Calm and personable under pressure and when working toward tight deadlines within a production driven environment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate. In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, airborne fumes and loud, prolonged noise (hearing protection required when using power tools).


On-site in Hillsboro, OR 

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Hillsboro, OR

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Laika Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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