Buchanan - Production Manager/Co-ordinator

STW Group

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 15/11/2016

Job Category:

Marketing / Product Management

Job description:

Company Description

Buchanan is the world’s leading provider of endorsement advertising platforms across television, digital and social. As an agency network spanning 37 countries, our brand communication innovations continue to drive phenomenal growth. We’re an innovative company, full of passionate people and we pride ourselves on our culture.

Job Description

The Production Manager manages the campaigns and all production elements involved in the physical day-to-day coordination of all TVC, Digital Video, POS and Radio campaigns.

Under the direction of the Producer and campaign Director (if applicable), and will:

  • Liaise with clients to ensure all campaign expectations are met and ensure campaigns run according to schedule/timeline and budget
  • Coordinate all necessary steps required for a successful execution of a TVC/digital video production (including, but not limited to, talent, castings, bookings, wardrobe, props, locations, required permits, approvals, etc)
  • Liaise with suppliers (i.e. crew, studios, equipment, catering, printers, distributors, etc)
  • Proactively develop and look for new production opportunities for our client base
  • Source suitable locations for shoots and maintain contact with homeowners
  • Prepare all pre-production documents, set up and run pre-production meetings
  • Schedule shoot day, create documentation, and coordinate all aspects required
  • Ensure shoot day runs to schedule and manage Production Assistant
  • Oversee the client management aspect of the shoot day
  • Become educated on all required steps of post-production (editing sessions, approvals, slates, mastering creative, trafficking, etc)
  • Ensure successful dispatch of assigned TVCs to the relevant stations
  • General office administration duties as required (i.e. organising production dept storage, invoicing, assisting Producer/Director)


This is a great role for someone who is looking to take the next step in their production career. You might be working in a business which has got your "set fit" and ready for a role that give you full accountability for TVC's beginning to end. And this business enjoys fantastic volume and output.  You'll be part of a small but critical team who are across every aspect of the production process.  

To be suitable you should have the following: 

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role or environment
  • Have a general understanding of the workings of a film, TV or commercial set environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in film/TV, media, advertising, event managing or other related field, bonus, but not essential
  • Good understanding of all elements of the production process from WIP to job on-air
  • Full driver licence
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a clear focus on quality result
  • Well organized with a great attention to the fine detail
  • Have great initiative and problem-solving skills, always thinking ahead
  • Must have excellent computer skills
  • Microsoft Office and associated software packages is a must
  • Basic Adobe Creative Cloud skills, a bonus
  • Able to get on with others and be a team-player
  • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required
  • Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator

Additional Information

Buchanan is part of WPP Group, the worlds largest marketing services organisation with over 80 businesses globally and 5000 employees in the AUNZ region.  We strongly believe in building growth, unleashing people’s potential and creating the best practices in the market. We love to collaborate across the global WPP network, which is the largest of its kind. Added to that you'll work from a fantastic office building located on St Kilda Road and within a dynamic, collaborative team, where we don't forget to have fun and a few laughs along the way.  Buchanan have growing offices in London and Toronto, so perhaps if travel internationally whilst continuing your career is on the horizon then future opportunities do exist internationally.  

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.