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Head of Production

at Yakusan (view profile)
Location Surry Hills, Australia
Date Posted December 22, 2016
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Yakusan creates unforgettable experiences that generate content, conversations and contagion. Whether it’s idea generation, event management, experiential activations or amplification – clients come to us for our expertise, passion and creativity.

Based in Surry Hills, Yakusan is a boutique, market leading brand experience agency that specialises in the premium/luxury sectors. No two projects are ever the same; we take a bespoke approach with every detail considered, giving our clients unique campaigns to bring their brands to life.

Experiencing continued business growth, we are seeking a dynamic and super talented Head of Production to lead our production and creative teams in the delivery of outstanding brand campaigns, integrated services, experiences and events for our enviable list of clients and brands.

Working with the Managing Director and Client Service Director you’ll help grow new opportunities from Yakusan’s existing client base and new leads. You’ll lead the creative charge from pitch and response to brief through to execution, ensuring that all creative is lead by a clear strategic approach for the client’s brand and the brief. Working with the support of the creative and production team, the HOP will ensure that all ideas presented are feasible within budget and the project timeframe.

Our HOP will be a natural leader, supervising the creative and production teams through their workflow and job trafficking, and overseeing projects from delivery through to reconciliation. We like to make sure our best foot is always put forward, so ensuring best practices are adhered to, keeping project standards and client satisfaction levels high is essential.

Strong project financial acumen will play a large part in overseeing the project financial process, including approval of estimates, monitoring budgets, and ensuring teams regularly track time and associated costs so that projects meet a minimum profit margin.

Managing a kick ass team, the HOP will be responsible for guiding and supporting their creative and production direct reports, whilst allowing the team members to use initiative and be autonomous. Having eyes wide open, you’ll love inspiring the wider agency and our clients by sharing industry trends, great work in market and proactively sharing ideas.

Accountable for ensuring strong client satisfaction you will consistently ensure we are delivering beyond our client’s expectations. With strong strategic and creative skills you will have proven success in converting new business and answering client briefs.

Part of the Yakusan exec team, our HOP will contribute to Yakusan’s strategic planning and development, through reviews of business focus areas and driving the agency’s key pillars. We have strong professional and personal relationships with our clients, and are passionate about their business. We are looking for a leader who shares these values:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Bravery
  • Vibrant
  • Magnetic
  • Collective
  • Playful
  • Entrepreneurial

The role would suit a highly experienced Executive Producer or Head of Production with a successful track record in creative, people, client, financial and production management. Relationship building, problem solving, pro-active resource planning and the ability to adapt to shifting demands and priorities will be your strengths.

A strong creative backbone with an understanding of, and experience in, fully integrated campaigns will be essential to be considered for this role, with a background in events and experiential being required also. Experience in working with alcohol brands is highly advantageous.

This role is full time and you will be required to work outside of traditional work hours in activation periods from time to time.

Only and candidates need apply, no recruiters please.

Enough about us, what’s your story….?

If you love a market leading small-medium sized agency environment, enjoy working on inspiring brands with a group of talented individuals and you think this role sounds like you, send your CV and covering letter to by 30 January 2017.

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