Production Business Manager

DDB   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Media


Less than 5 years

Posted 61 days ago

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A PBM is a process champion who drives seamless workflow for on-time and on-budget delivery of assets. This is someone who has tireless enthusiasm for the details. This individual that can work closely with others to interpret ideas and collaborate towards a common outcome of creating entertaining and engaging content and assets for agency clients.

Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the Agency's production process by putting to use best practices to ensure an efficient, reliable and accurate workflow
  • Build a strong and positive working relationship with producers, creatives and account teams to review work, resolve issues, and provide solutions
  • Build on skills to review commercial and content concepts/scripts to advise on hiring talent, securing third party rights and ultimately contracting with all third parties and all performers
  • Master the internal accounting process, procedures and relevant software
  • Actively advise on all budgets and provide solutions to help stay within client approved budget while producing best creative work
  • Develop and fine tune skills in reviewing performer contracts, screen finished commercials to ensure all rights are obtained, develop final cast reports and renegotiate contracts when necessary
  • Support a process for tracking and managing license/usage agreements
  • Support all additional business production needs as they arise


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college
  • 3+ years of experience as a Production Business Manager or similar role.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a great, fast paced and talented production and post production team.
  • Strong working knowledge of the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the American Federation of Musicians Contract
  • Innovative thinking that is essential to manage the quickly evolving production environment and new media opportunities
  • Experience with integrated, non-broadcast and offshore productions is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational skills