Vice President of Digital Workflow
Film - Universal City, CA

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Role Summary:
The Vice President of Digital Workflow will work in the Universal Pictures Technology office. The primary responsibilities will be to architect, build and manage unified digital workflow across production, post-production, and distribution and oversee deployment of the appropriate digital systems across multiple business units.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop Unified Digital Workflow Strategy across Universal
  • Develop short and long-term strategy and implementation plans including budget and staffing needs.
  • Identify opportunities to combine or phase-out existing systems.
  • Oversee Implementation of Digital Systems
  • Manage implementation of digital systems across business units.
  • Coordinate with IT on digital systems requirements.
  • Drive Interoperability of Existing Digital Systems
  • Streamline interoperability between existing systems.
  • Develop common components for use in multiple systems.
  • Communicate interoperability requirements to individual system owners.
  • Provide Centralized Oversight of Digital Workflow Systems
  • Develop policies and procedures for development of all digital systems.
  • Implement formal approval process to avoid duplication of systems.
  • Evaluate Centralized Digital Asset Management System
  • Evaluate cost and efficiency opportunities for centralized asset database.
  • Maintain Industry Leadership
  • Identify and implement best practices from other studios and vendors.
  • Evaluate digital solutions from outside vendors.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering, math/physics or computer science or equivalent technical experience.
  • At least 10 years managing media projects in film or television environment.
  • Experience in technology for production, post-production, and content/media storage and delivery.
  • Broad experience with current video, distribution and computer technology.
  • Past experience working in a cross-functional groups with diverse interests. Proven ability to form clear viewpoints and promulgate them to others to build consensus.

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Willingness to travel (15% of time) and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
  • Must be willing to work at the station in Universal City.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Proven experience defining and managing media projects to demanding budget and time deadlines.
  • Ability to form clear viewpoints and promulgate them to others to build consensus.
  • Superior intellectual and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with creative talent and senior management.
  • Experience working internationally.
  • Experience negotiating deals with vendors and suppliers.

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