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Production Manager

at Creative Spark in Cape Town

Creative Spark is an award-winning, full service digital agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, servicing high-profile local and internationally-listed clients. The company is part of the world-wide M&C Saatchi agency network, and specialises in Digital Strategy, Creative & Design, Content Marketing and Development. The agency also runs five award-winning, internationally reputed online brands, including, and

We are unashamedly digital-first, and are a fast-paced company that employs ambitious and committed people that want to go places, grow with the company and make an impact on the world. We are technology and innovation obsessed, and continually search for creative ways to leverage emerging technology to help solve business and marketing challenges for our clients.

We are in need of a Cape Town based Production Manager that will own studio delivery to client. The ideal candidate would be someone who would want to be part of our continued growth story, is happy multi-tasking, is pro-active, entrepreneurial, and a problem-solver. A solid understanding of the digital landscape, and creative ways of leveraging digital platforms to support campaign objectives, is required.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) the primary function of the role is to ensure efficient and effective delivery by way of a strong go-between that connects Client Services and the Studio (Web Design & Development, Project Management, and Content). Together with Project Managers, coordinate resources and deliverables to ensure the on time and orderly flow of all projects per the client contract from job initiation to delivery.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Planning and managing all tasks and deliverables through the studio.
  • Liaising between account and project managers and production resources.
  • Holding daily status meetings and managing the daily and weekly traffic schedule.
  • Meets once a week with COO.
  • Creating a weekly and monthly resource requirements forecast report to ensure delivery via effective resource planning.
  • Studio Resourcing: freelance, fixed term contract and or permanent hiring as and when required and agreed per forecasting / planning
  • Booking and liaising all creative meetings, WIPs, presentations, Pre-Prods etc.
  • Develop and utilize effective job reporting to oversee jobs and together with Project Managers ensure jobs / projects are on track and to Budget.
  • Ensuring time-sheets are completed accurately and completely as required.

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Agency and resourcing experience
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Exceptional fire-fighting skills
  • A logical thinker with a thorough understanding of digital production
  • A effective multi-tasker
  • Magnetic experience
  • Sense of humour

Please submit your CV and covering letter to

Only applicants with relevant industry, role and language skills need apply.

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