Toneplus Animation Studios position available: Production Manager

position filled

Toneplus Animation Studios is growing and we need the services of a very good Production Manager. This is a great opportunity to work in a multilingual world class animation production environment. We have a proud record not to discriminate on race, sex, or any other external factors.

Production Manager


Job Purpose:

The Production Manager is responsible for the management of all processes, procedures, outputs and deliverables for the Animation studio.

The role‘s key relationship is with the Director of the Animation, working closely together to ensure that the department outputs are aligned with the production schedule as well as the creative vision for the product.

The Production Manager will manage:
- Animators
- Core pipeline staff
- Production staff

Available for full-time or production based position.

The main responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnership with and key-support for the Director in the running of the Animation team and general production.
  • Key point of contact for all issues regarding animation and setup.
  • Contributing to the creation and maintenance of the Master Schedule for the project or film, in particular as it relates to the production.
  • Working with the Animation Director to forecast Animation crew forecasts in line with the Master Schedule.
  • Overseeing team resources, covering both internal artist management as well as working with the boss during the hiring process.
  • Forecasting delays and shortfalls and communicating issues to upper management and clients.
  • Maintaining a high level of communication between the other Managers, discussing broad production issues and feeding them back to the owner and client where necessary.
  • Working with the Animation leads to distribute animation team schedules and milestones for the team to work with, and managing them through the duration of the project.
  • Supervising the accurate and timely communication between Production and relevant Supervisors and Artists.
  • Supervision of daily Animation operations.
  • Dailies attendance and management in high level reviews.
  • Mentoring and development of Animation Production staff in the running of the department and all production interactions.
  • Administering crew performance reviews with relevant creative supervisors.
  • Overseeing all the animation department meetings and production processes, increasing their efficiency and relevancy where needed.


The required skills for this role include:

Good knowledge of programs generally used to schedule and manage data.
Experience and knowledge of the CG Feature process.

Native spoken and written Japanese.
Basic English communication skills.
The ability to listen and summarise.
High level problem solving and conflict resolution.
Clear communication over a range of written and verbal scenarios.
Motivational skills.
Management of deadlines.
The ability to adapt to changing situations and learn new skills.

Minimum 6 years PM experience, at least 4 in Japan.

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