LEGO Production Manager - Windsor
LEGO Production Manager MMM LEGOLAND Windsor, Berkshire We are trailblazers that redefined our industry. But the times are changing and we need talented team members to unleash the Merlin Magic, by casting our spell far and wide. Come be a part of conjuring up new worlds of escape and adventure! Come be a part of the Merlin Entertainments Team! We're a place that makes magic. Magic that gives millions of people fun, thrills and memorable experiences. We're the thinkers, dreamers, doers and achievers whose job it is to create and deliver world-class new attractions, hotels and major investment projects, as well as manage the extensive real estate assets of one of the most exciting companies in the world. Welcome to Merlin Magic Making (MMM), the creative heart of Merlin Entertainments plc. We are currently seeking a LEGO Production Manager to be based at our Merlin Magic Making (MMM) offices in LEGOLAND Windsor, Berkshire. Reporting into the Lego Model Production Designer, you will be responsible for leading the Model Shop team of up to 2 people - Designers, Model Builders, highly creative people, in the delivery of world class LEGO Models and animations including: the recruitment, training and development of the team, ensuring facilities are safe, secure and fit for purpose, and ensuring work is delivered to the creative brief, to budget and to expected project delivery dates. You are also the key customer contact in the region for LEGO model production. Key Objectives... Manage people, projects and practicalities of the Model Shop, to ensure the production of world-class LEGO models. Manage the production schedule, ensuring there are sufficient resources (people, appropriate skill sets, equipment and materials) in place to deliver the work for LEGOLAND Parks and Hotels and LDCs. Ensure Merlin's Health, Safety and Security procedures are met at all times and that the facilities are fit for purpose. Manage all financial aspects of the Model Shops including LEGO Model project budgets, Capex and Opex budgets. Be the key customer contact in relation to the order, creation and delivery of LEGO Models across the region. Act as the conduit between the broader MMM team and the Model Shop, ensuring the team are kept informed of what is happening within MMM and within Merlin as a whole. Responsible for leading the Model Shop team to work and communicate in line with the company values (The Merlin Way) at all times. We are looking for the following skills & experience... You will need to have a good number of years' experience leading creative teams in a model production (or similar) environment, you will have a production background delivering projects, previous team leadership experience and operational experience is essential. You will need to be an excellent communicator, with strong influencing and organisational skills, highly creative with attention to detail. A degree in a design or arts subject will be an advantage. Experience of working with teams from around the globe will be an advantage too in this role. The Benefits... We're growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects - ideal if you're already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here). Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days' holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 4% discount on LEGO.