Visual FX Rental Manager – Full Time – Beaconsfield

Arts/Graphic Design

The company is a rental house, supplying specialist film equipment to film and TV production companies worldwide. They also offer managed storage, maintenance and technical support services to film crew working in the film and television industry. This is a young company but their commitment to innovation, technical excellence and customer service has quickly established them as a leading company within the industry and they already service many high-end feature films, TV productions and TV commercials in the UK, Europe and across the world.
Brief description of role
The VFX Rental Manager is responsible for overseeing the smooth running and expansion of the VFX kit rental department. The role spans from technical tasks to production liaison, PR and networking. The ideal candidate will have had on-set experience with the VFX department, understands the needs of a production and will work as a point of contact between the client and company.
Main Responsibilities
• Dealing with incoming production rental requests, suggesting appropriate equipment for the production’s needs and translating this into a quote.
• Working with the Technical Director to choose appropriate equipment for rental stock.
• Build customised rental kits based on client requirements.
• Ensuring the good working state of equipment supervising the order/repair of components when needed.
• Work with the Kit Room Technicians to deal with day to day operational requirements, helping train them on the VFX equipment and deal with problems that arise.
• Tracking upcoming shoots and plan rental stock effectively.
• Coordinate logistics and work closely with the internal team to provide a seamless client experience.
• Keep an eye on new technological and business challenges and opportunities within the VFX world and work with the Technical Director and the R&D team to ensure a front runner position in the market for the company.
Candidate Requirements
• Able to demonstrate an understanding and a working knowledge of the most common tools and accessories used on set by VFX such as witness and DLSR cameras.
• Clear and confident communicator.
• Ability to prioritise tasks.
• Able to work independently.
• Problem solver with strong organisational skills.
Desirable but not essential
• Interest in electronics/computers or AV, film equipment.
• People management skills.
• Ambition to create new opportunities and markets for the company.
• Good connections within the Film industry and the VFX departments.
• Higher education.
Working conditions
• 42.5 hour week, Monday to Friday.
• Flexible working can be considered.
• Holiday 33 days per year inclusive of bank holidays.
• Pension scheme.
• Sales commission on top of salary

Salary: £35000 – £40000/annum Negotiable dependent on experience

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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