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Associate Project Manager

Company: OrangePeople
Location: Burbank
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Project Manager, Audio Services will support the Audio Services team with day-to-day handling of the original language and localized audio workflows for Theatrical and Catalogue titles. This person should embody our business ethos of being on time and right the first time for all of our customers. Attention to detail and ability to manage priorities are essential. The APM must be technically knowledgeable of audio processes in the service of gathering information and understanding business requirements, technical specifications, schedules, and workflows. They will be responsible for scheduling of individual projects, identifying and resolving resourcing conflicts, creating/maintaining project milestone schedules, calculating costs for completed projects, "owning" the customer relationship between internal Company clients/stakeholders, and communicating with partners (and third-party vendors) about shared deliverables. They will work with minimal supervision, handling routine matters in the Manager's absence as well as keeping an eye out for ways to improve workflows/increase efficiency, etc.

Project Management: Manage, organize, process, and track audio post-production projects from initial client requests through final delivery and financial closing.
Maintain daily communication regarding the status of the work, proactively communicating schedule changes and their impact on work and costs to clients and stakeholders.
Coordinate with management to identify the optimal use of resources to meet day-to-day delivery priorities dictated by various planning systems.
Research, organize, and track audio asset sources and deliverable files to fulfill archival and distribution obligations across the product's lifecycle.
Provide clear, detailed, accurate work orders to support the audio production staff.
Liaise between technical teams and clients to ensure issues, information, and recommended solutions are fully expressed and understood by all parties. Remediate or escalate all issues to management as they arise.
Ensure accurate billing entry and timely final submission in the ordering system.

Services and Partner Management: Function as a subject matter expert in relation to audio workflows in support of Planning / Operations / Distribution teams and Creative Filmmakers.
Build and foster positive relationships with our clients and partners to provide best-in-class service throughout all project stages.
Partner with other departments within the team to ensure we are operationally in sync to meet customers' needs.
Prepare schedule and cost estimates for client projects and ensure project deadlines are met and remain within the allocated budget.
Establish trusting partnerships and clear lines of communication with clients, co-workers, and external vendors.
Work closely with Finance to ensure the accuracy of weekly accrual / financial reporting.

Process Improvement & Innovation: Identify opportunities to improve existing workflows/systems and understand new technologies that we can leverage to be the most effective, innovative, and secure facility in the industry.
Develop and expand personal leadership skills.
Devote time to expanding knowledge of internal procedures and workflows.

Basic Qualifications:
2 years of experience working in project management in a post-production environment.
Extensive knowledge of digital/analog formats and standards used in audio post-production.
Proficiency in audio post-production workflows.
Experience working with work order management software.
High level of computer literacy (including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Word).
Excellent written and verbal, client-facing communication skills.
Advanced time management and process improvement skills.
Must be able to organize and manage work effectively.
Must be able to work efficiently under time constraints.
Must be able to work proactively with multiple tight deadlines.
Must be able to multitask in a high-volume, fast-paced, challenging environment.
Must be able to work independently and self-motivate, but alternately in a team structure.

Preferred Qualifications:
College degree in Film, Television, Electronic Media, Communications, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
Strong understanding of the post-production audio process and technical delivery requirements.
General and specific knowledge of the workflows and services offered by the team (with the ability to learn and grasp new workflow concepts in the context of the industry's changing requirements).
Proficient in Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite Applications.
Knowledgeable in Pro-Tools and Dolby Atmos Technologies.
2 years of experience working in sound design, editorial, recording, or similar pursuits.
Ability to communicate effectively with cross-cultural teams.

Required Education:
Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.

Effective Communicator.
Experience with high-volume digital assets.
Audio Experience.
Post Production.

Dental Insurance.
Health insurance.
Vision insurance.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, equality, inclusion, and respect for people.
The salary will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to, location, relevant education, qualifications, experience, technical skills, and business needs.

Additional Responsibilities:
Participate in OrangePeople monthly team meetings, and participate in team-building efforts.
Contribute to OrangePeople technical discussions, peer reviews, etc.
Contribute content and collaborate via the OP-Wiki/Knowledge Base.
Provide status reports to OP Account Management as requested.

About us:
OrangePeople is an Enterprise Architecture and Project Management solutions company. Our most valuable asset is our people: dynamic, creative thinkers, who are passionate about doing quality work. As a member of the OrangePeople team, you will have access to industry-leading consulting practices, strategies & and technologies, innovative training & and education. An ideal Orange Person is a technology leader with a proven track record of technical achievements and a strong process/methodology orientation.

Keywords: OrangePeople, Burbank , Associate Project Manager, Executive , Burbank, California

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