Mission is very excited about the future of the film and television industry and the part digital imaging has to play in it. We see a world where there is greater connection between set and post, uniting DIT, Video Assist and Digital Dailies as the bridge joining DI and VFX. We see Mission unique from the dozens of finishing companies as the UKs only ‘starting’ company, excelling with in-depth knowledge of camera and digital workflows.
This role will be based at our Garden Studios office, London, NW10.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As our equipment and service offerings expand to meet the demands of a booming industry, we’re looking to recruit a Field Solutions (FS) Manager, a senior member of our team to be the bridge between our Technicians, Production and FS teams. This role is going through an evolution, looking to add to our current system whilst we benefit with someone’s external experience, individuality and unique perspective.
Mission’s workshop is tasked with building most of our equipment used on productions big and small, and covers the gamut of DIT, Digital Dailies and Video Playback equipment. As such, it’s much more than a rental facility, this is the front end of where the digital workflow starts.
With a strong ability to deal with complex logistics, often supporting projects shooting in remote locations, this job is well suited to someone who enjoys being hands-on, with a good technical understanding of digital cinematography and workflows.
Our FS team is looking to grow further over the coming months and as a result we need someone with strong interpersonal skills, leadership experience and that can not only build a team but get the most out of it.
Mission is both fast-paced and forever evolving, and we’re passionate about hiring people who thrive in that environment. The successful candidate will be happy to turn their hand to whatever is needed to help keep things running smoothly, as well as benefiting from a lot of freedom to shape the role as you please and make improvements to our current way of working.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’ll need you to fulfil the following requirements:
Bring organisation and structure to the team and facility
Implementing and/ or improving systems, procedures and documentation
Ensure the facility remains tidy, organised and efficient
Manage the staff, inventory and vehicles
Tracking staff progression
Identifying and developing talent as well as conducting interviews
Strengthening the spirit of teamwork
Technical support - supporting DITs, Data Managers and Video Playback Operators with Tier 0-2 technical support (Hardware/ Software Level)
Building upon our current asset management system
Managing rental assets to ensure accurate inventory and service
Working with staff in managing damages and repairs, advising production, ensuring costs are passed on, tracking RMAs etc..
Working closely with the team to build and improve bespoke equipment
Helping to identify trends and advising on where to invest
Working with our engineering team to develop unique kit/ innovative solutions
Working closely with the Operations Coordinator to schedule and track deliveries, ensuring efficiency
Ensuring vehicles leave and arrive in a clean state of repair
Tracking drivers/ penalties etc
Having been born in the camera department- the sense of community is very important to us. We hope that the person who will join us will have a keen interest in:
Engaging with Cinematographers, Focus Pullers and other crew to help build Mission’s position in the community.
Help attract new DITs, Data Managers and Video Assist personnel
Improve company outreach- engaging with schools, colleges and universities to help Mission attract talent.
In return, you’ll get to work with a dedicated and friendly team, and be involved in some of the most exciting digital film projects currently being shot both here in the UK and abroad.
As well as offering our team excellent rates of pay, at Mission we love to help people grow and expand their roles, and we’re happy to support you in achieving your career ambitions. If you’re prepared to work hard, we’ll take good care of you too. At Mission we operate on a 35 hr working week.
If you’d like to apply for this role, please forward your CV and covering letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.