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Business Development Manager

Location: London

We are looking for a new Business Development Manager to manage business development activities for the company, driving sales and the aquisition of new business

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
  • Google Docs/Gmail

  • Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with CRM systems

  • Strong understanding of data and analytics tools (Google Analytics)

  • Familiar with Project Managements tools/software

  • Illustrator / Indesign / AE / Photoshop (is a plus)

  • VR and AR experience

  • Proven track record of generating sales leads in our core sector, which means: real estate sales experience (an understanding of how a real estate developer thinks/works)

  • Existing relationships with real estate developers, large/international engineering and architecture firms

CREATIVE MIND
  • Committed to promoting both the Creative and Innovative element of the business internally and externally at all times

  • Problem solver

  • Able to identify and build a business model around a creative idea

  • Strikes the balance between creative and analytical thinking

 PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Passionate about the built environment, VR, AR and new technologies

  • Approachable, flexible adaptable to changing priorities 

  • Enjoys networking and meeting new contacts 

  • Persuasive yet perceptive with good closing skills

  • At ease with public speaking and presenting

  • Strong research skills

  • Motivation for sales, prospecting and and sales planning 

  • Identification of customer needs and challenges

  • Strong territory management and market knowledge 

  • Ability to meet sales goals as set by the Managing Director

  • Utmost professionalism internally and externally

  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

  • Planning and organising - leads a range of complex and simple projects at the same time

  • Takes decisions which have substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of business objectives

  • Skilled in applying a range of techniques to influence positive outcomes

  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations

  • Willingness to travel  

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT - NEW BUSINESS
  • Responsible for expansion in VR/AR market globally as well as continued expansion among existing clients 

  • Attend major industry events and functions

  • Promote VR and AR capabilities of S/O with existing and new clients 

  • A good awareness of current challenges in VR and AR

  • Making sure accurate information is given to Producers and Directors in order to price a potential job

  • Building relationships with existing clients in order to upsell

  • Drive performance and sales success

  • Create, negotiate and close new business sales 

  • Devise and implement the strategy for meeting sales performance targets

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE
  • Client retention 

  • Present new products and services, promote VR and AR, and enhance existing relationships

  • Work with Head of Production, Producers and other colleagues to meet customer needs 

  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client meetings on a regular basis

  • Help the team to design programs in order to increase lead flow and create pipeline 

  • Identify potential permanent vacancy requirements in own team, and inform Directors with appropriate recommendations 

PROJECT EXEC
  • Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change

  • Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating advertising, merchandising and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans

  • Identify marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share

  • Improve product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; co-ordinating new product development 

  • Sustain rapport with key accounts by making visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities 

  • Provide information by collecting, analysing, and summarising data and trends

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities ; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations

  • Financial planning and Strategy

  • Looking for potential opportunities outside existing territories

SALES PLANNING
  • Competitive Analysis, Client Relationships, Creative Services

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on on market and creative trends

  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales 

  • Use knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company's unique selling propositions, particularly in AR and VR

REPORTING
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director

  • Working with the sales team, monthly reporting in sales team meeting

  • Working collaboratively with the Heads of Production on quotes, enquiries

  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products and client leads

  • Work with the HOP on ensuring production pipelines are streamlined and aligned with the Business Development Strategy

FINANCIAL 
  • Meet marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements and working alongside the CFO and MD in preparing an annual budget

  • Determine annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions

  • Project expected sales volume and profit for existing and new client base

  • Analyse trends and results alongside the Finance Manager

  • Establish quoting strategies

  • Monitor costs of competition

  • Work with Finance to demonstrate supply and demand 

TO APPLY

Please send your CV to people@squintopera.com with "Business Development Manager" in the subject line.

Studio Administrator

Location: London

We are looking for a new Studio Administrator to join the Squint/Opera team

RECEPTION/STUDIO DUTIES
  • Security – keys/oysters supervision, sometimes opening/locking up^

  • Greeting visitors, making tea & coffee

  • Call fielding and messages

  • Post & deliveries – incoming for the whole building & outgoing for Squint^

  • Stationary stock – price comparisons every 6 months or so^

  • Kitchen/cleaning supplies – Sainsbury’s orders*

  • Nespresso – ordering, recycling, machine maintenance^

  • Checking the Meeting Rooms and rearranging bookings when necessary

  • Keeping the studio tidy and organised^

  • Arranging work/maintenance around the studio when requested

  • Sourcing and ordering things for the studio when requested

  • Looking after the printer/scanner

  • Ordering and setting up drinks for Show & Tell each week

  • Managing cleaner – supplying her with cleaning products, pointing out one off jobs etc.

  • Keeping Phone List and other shared reception/HR/security documents up to date

STUDIO ADMIN DUTIES
  • Booking all company travel, (flights, trains, hotels, taxis) creating itineraries where applicable

  • Taxis & Couriers

  • Assisting anyone with scanning/printing

  • Petty cash - managing daily and monthly inputting receipt data into spreadsheet

  • Collecting card receipts for Accounts (receipts reconciliation)

  • Purchasing – and forwarding all receipts with Project Numbers to Accounts

  • Assisting producers by sourcing and acquiring props/set for shoots

  • Updating Insurance policies spreadsheet

  • Keeping Travel Insurance policy up to date

  • Taking Minutes for the Creative Director’s Meeting (5-6pm on Mondays occasionally…)

  • Taking on any immediate jobs that directors/producers require urgent assistance with – e.g. research, forms, packaging, setting up for something…

PA DUTIES 
  • Calendar organisation and arrangement of meetings

  • Getting agreements signed, returned and filed

  • Completing awards/grant submissions/applications for Eye Present

  • Booking tickets or RSVPing to conferences/events

  • Making itineraries and arrangements for all business trips

  • Assisting with putting together presentations or documents when requested

  • Scheduling all Board Meetings (S/O, Doodle P, Doodle Bar, Eye P)

  • Collecting and sending out Board Meeting Papers in advance

HR/PERSONNEL DUTIES
  • Leaving cards & presents

  • Organising & setting up events such as the Christmas Party, goodbyes, special talks, etc.^

  • New starters – studio introductions

  • Birthday cards and cakes^

  • Keeping birthday calendar up to date^

  • Inputting freelance CVs into the database

  • In general setting a mood and trying to add a personal touch to every employee’s working day at Squint/Opera

^ = shared with Studio Runner


TO APPLY

 Please send your CV to people@squintopera.com with 'Studio Administrator' in the subject line.

Digital Producer

Location: London

We are looking for a Digital Producer to manage client and creative production team to ensure projects are delivered according to brief, timelines and budget.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Google Docs/Gmail

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong with Project Management tools/software

  • Strong understanding of the digital landscape and emergent technologies  

CREATIVE MIND

  • You will have a creative eye to review final products before they go to clients 

  • You work successfully alongside the Creative Director and Technical Director to encourage their creative ownership and development 

  • You ensure Squint/Opera standards are adhered to and inline with creative standards

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

  • Passionate about the built environment, art and architecture

  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and a role model

  • Approachable, flexible attitude adapts well to changing priorities 

  • Strikes the balance between creative and analytical thinking 

  • Planning and organising - leads a range of complex and simple projects, involving significant production effort and resources

  • Takes decisions which have substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of production objectives. carefully considers the effect on the perceived quality of output

  • Skilled in applying a range of techniques to influence positive outcomes 

  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations  

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 

PROJECT EXEC (INTERNAL)
  • Assess project briefs with HOP and Creative Directors to establish initial pitch presentation and creative/technical concept

  • Once signed off, ensure each project is staffed according to schedule and budget

  • Regularly update and manage projects via a selection of online production tools 

  • Provide production schedules to team members and ensure teams are aware of deliverable dates - drafts and final 

  • Collate information and assets from the various parties involved and distribute these to relevant individuals on the team

  • Managing the workflow for each project to ensure all team members are aware of their responsibilities and deadlines, in order to achieve the project deliverables 

  • Keep management informed of the project's progress and deliverables and highlighting any potential problems that may arise - eg. over-spends, shortfall of resource

  • Plan working schedules and resources in line with production milestones 

  • Organise and liase with hardware and exhibition contractors and external collaborators

  • Overseeing project team output and assess areas for improvement 

PROJECT EXEC (EXTERNAL- CLIENT)
  • Establish strong client relations and act as the central point of contact for designated projects

  • Attend client meetings with relevant director/team member as required

  • Produce minutes from meetings and distribute to client/relevant team members

  • Ensure clients are aware of feedback dates and help guide them on the kind of feedback S/O requires

  • Liase with the client and project teams, to obtain necessary information on time and to answer any queries that may arise from either parties

  • Facilitate communication between production team, CD, MD and clients to ensure everyone is aware of project expectations 

  • Negotiate production variables with clients through a project's duration

REPORTING
  • Reporting directly to the Head of Production 

  • Working collaboratively with Creative and Technical Directors on projects 

  • Project Team Leads reporting to the Digital Producer on project deliverables 

FINANCIAL
  • Calculate individual project PCM's (Production Cost Multiples) based on suggested storyboards/scope of works

  • Inform HOP if PCM is expected to be above or below target so that scope of works may be amended or reduced

  • Once budget is set, monitor production costs by regularly updating PCM sheets with costs

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable experience (3-5 years) within Digital Project Management in a Creative Agency environment 

  • Degree Qualified in relevant field

TO APPLY

Please send your CV to people@squintopera.com with 'Digital Producer' in the subject line.

Javascript Animator

Location: London

We are looking for a Javascript Animator for a one-off website building project to start immediately - deadline for applications 10th February

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be delivering an innovative, responsive website with a lot of Javascript animation. Advising, collaborating with, and understanding feedback from UX and creative teams will be key. 

REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience with vector and motion graphics, including SVG, HTML5 Canvas, and Animation via JavaScript and CSS

  • Strong portfolio of animated website development

  • Experience in web development with knowledge of the different tiers including web servers, application servers, and infrastructure

  • UI development experience including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Git

  • Experience with popular front-end libraries like jQuery, ScrollMagic, React, Bootstrap

desired requirement
  • Working knowledge of CMS platforms

TO APPLY

Please send your CV, portfolio and day rate to people@squintopera.com with "Javascript Animator" in the subject line by 10th February

Senior Graphic Designer

Location: London

We are looking for a dedicated full time senior graphic designer to be part of the Squint/Opera team.

About You
  • You must be adaptable in working across a broad spectrum of projects: print, branding, motion graphic, animation and UI;

  • Must be able to think spatially (content is often connected to a context or environment which needs consideration).


Responsibility
  •  Works well with a team of specialists in 3D, animation, sound composers, interactive media designers and creative technologists;

  • Provides good creative direction internally and externally;

  • Ensures with experience that the projects run to schedule and budget;

  • Presents ideas to clients clearly and with passion.


Technical Aspects
  • Excellent Photoshop / Indesign / Illustrator skills expected;

  • Must be able to artwork or direct artworking;

  • Must be up-to-date with software and hardware technologies and terms;

  • Good understanding of the full audio/visual pipelines is a plus.


S
oftware Skills

  • Full Adobe Creative Suite

  • Bonus - Cinema 4D

HOW TO APPLY

If this sounds like you, we really want to get to know YOU and what inspires you. Please include a cover letter telling us why you think you would be the best fit and what you could bring to our team. 

Remember, we want to be inspired by your application!

Please send applications to our team at people@squintopera.com.

Senior 3D generalist (moving image 3D)

Location: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic 3D generalist to be part of our London team.

Overview

Works with the Creative Director, 3d Leads and Producers to make sure project production process is smooth and shots within budget. Manages the technical aspects of projects, will focus on one large or several small projects at one time so must be flexible and able to prioritise. Work with the Pipeline Developer and Head of 3D to implement change to process and workflow where required.


About you
  • You are deeply passionate about working on architectural visualisation and strive to be the best in your field.
  • Incredible attention to detail and enjoys solving problems / anticipating
  • Good at estimating time for tasks and creating process to make tasks more efficient
  • Keeps up with industry trends
  • You are friendly and enjoy working in an open studio environment.

Responsibilities
  • Work alongside Creative Directors, Producers and team leads to deliver high quality work within deadline, budget and to client brief.
  • Acting as the Technical Lead on stills and/or animation projects.
  • Discussing creative direction and being able to estimate the time and resources that will be needed to complete the project as well as coming up with more time efficient solutions to creative problems
  • Ability to identify any issues that might come up, flag at beginning of project and create ways of managing and solving technical issues whilst maintaining quality 
  • Have a good understanding of the workflow and pipeline for stills and film.
  • Manage project deliverables and quality of output.
  • Collaborate with project members and help decide on the need for any new tools that can help with the production.
  • Very interested in all aspects of 3d graphics.

Skills
  • Experience 3DS Max, Nuke and VRay essential
  • 3D Animation skills, with an emphasis on moving image
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe creative suite, with an expert hand in Photoshop.
  • Thorough knowledge of modeling/texturing/lighting/rendering of 3d architectural scenes.
  • Understanding of film-making and experience compositing 3D into filmed shots
  • Knowledge of scripting an advantage

Creative Lead

Location: Melbourne

We're looking for an imaginative Creative Lead to join our Melbourne studio.

What we are looking for

You are a storyteller with the imagination and versatility to transform the day to day environment into unique visual worlds, crystallising complex ideas into compelling and engaging content.  You have a hands on approach to work that combines strong creative and technical skills. You position yourself somewhere between designer, art director, artist, animator and film maker.

Responsibilities
  • Overview and provide quality management on projects to ensure that unique ideas are at the heart of every project

  • Direct a team with confidence

  • Oversee art direction on film and still shoots

  • Attend client meetings and communicate ideas clearly

  • Create compelling and clear treatments and storyboards

Skills

You can roll with the punches and maintain composure under pressure. You have experience working on film shoots alongside an expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite. Advertising, architectural or design backgrounds are a big plus.

What we offer

Team: We work in a collaborative and diverse international team made up of Producers, 3D artists, Post production artists, Technical Directors, Creative Directors, studio management, business development and a host of talented freelancers and film crew.

Studio: We have a beautiful natural light and green filled studio designed by Sibling Architecture. We are in North Richmond, close to public transport.

Culture: We foster an environment where creativity underpins everything we do. We want to create unique work without working crazy hours.  We look for people who are talented, highly skilled at their craft and want to be part of a team.

Resources: We have a dedicated render farm, fast workstations, comfortable desk spaces and ergonomic chairs.  We actively engage with and look for potential in new technology.

Projects: We work on a wide range of projects across all aspects of the built environment. We are not bound by medium and utilise animation, motion graphics, film, music, installation, emerging technologies and illustration to make our work.

The Application

Please include a CV, your portfolio and any links to your work online.

Email your application to kate.spencer@squintopera.com.au.

Senior Architectural Visualisation Artist

Location: Melbourne

Experienced senior level 3d artist.

We are looking for

Senior level 3D artists with 5+ years experience in architectural visualisation ­ someone who can transform the day to day environment into unique visual worlds.

Responsibilities
  • Models/textures/lights/animates/renders 3D scenes

  • Sets cameras and lighting for animations & imagery.

  • Working as part of a project team and collaborating to ensure consistency in quality and file

  • structure

  • Liaises with the producer in relation to any missing assets or information

  • Takes part and attends internal creative and technical reviews

Skills

  • Expert in 3DS Max and VRay

  • Experienced knowledge of post production workflow essential

  • Experience in Architecture essential

The Application
  • Please include a CV, your portfolio and any links to your work online.

  • International applications welcome. Assistance with relocation and visas will be provided for the right applicant.

Creative Director

Location: Melbourne

We are looking for someone with imagination and leadership who can transform the day-to-day into unique visual worlds.

About you

The candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and direct a creative team, working in close support to the Managing Director and Head of Production to oversee all projects. You will have the confidence and composure to manage high level clients and communicate our vision with flair.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for encouraging our employees to reach their full potential alongside the Head of Production and Managing Director.

  • Help to foster an atmosphere in which creative innovation can take place.

  • Work with the 3D leads, Producers and Head of Production to assign tasks and delegate work flow to team members.

  • Overviews all quotes and production detail with Head of Production and Producers.

  • Have creative overview and quality management of all projects, attend creative internal reviews & help to ensure that unique ideas are at the heart of every project.

  • Lead project reviews at key milestones: Films = storyboards + animatics, Stills = cameras + lighting + finishes.

  • Confident in instructing a team with clear and concise direction, overseeing output with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Manage the team of 3D artists to maintain quality throughout projects, with the ability to assess all assets and oversee all technical processes of 3D scenes from start to finish.

  • Ensure internal and external deadlines & reviews are met alongside the Head of Production and Producers.

  • Responsible for overseeing storyboards and art direction on film and still shoots.

  • Attend client meetings and have the ability to communicate ideas with flair.

  • Work with the Business Development Manager, Associate Creative Director and Head of Production to ensure all pitches for new business are at the highest quality.

  • Attend select new business meetings with the Business Development Manager where applicable.

  • Attends creative networking events with Head of Production or Business Development Manager where appropriate.

Skills & Experience​

  • 3+ years experience as an Art or Creative Director

  • 5 + years experience in communications for the built environment

  • Architectural knowledge essential

  • Expert knowledge of adobe creative suite, with a focus on moving image

  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max and V­Ray

  • Expert knowledge of post production workflow.

  • Experience directing film and photography shoots essential.

The Application

Please include a CV, your portfolio and any links to your work online.

International applicants welcome.

Email your application to hr@squintopera.com.au

Motion Graphics Artist

Location: Melbourne

Junior to mid-level motion graphics artist - full time.

We are looking for

Imagination and an eye for design. This person will have have incredible attention to detail, colour, timing, animation and composition.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Translate concepts and ideas into visual style frames
  • Actively brainstorm and conceptualise with creative team members
  • Follow creative direction and be able to make revisions within tight deadlines
  • Collaborate with project members to ensure consistency with the overall look and feel.
SKILLS
  • Expert knowledge of After Effects and the rest of the adobe creative suite, with a focus on moving image, including editing
  • Experience with 3D animation in either 3ds Max or Cinema 4D is an advantage
THE APPLICATION

Please include a CV, your portfolio and any links to your work online. This is a Melbourne based position and all applicants must have current Australian working rights. Please attach details to your application. Email your application to hr@squintopera.com.au.

PHP/MySQL/Full Stack Developer

Location: London/Cheltenham

We are seeking a PHP/MySQL/Full Stack Developer for immediate start.

This is excellent opportunity to join an exciting digital team in either London or Cheltenham.

Rancon is a well-established software company part of the Squint/Opera group and is looking for a self-motivated and passionate Full Stack web app developer to join our expanding team working on projects for clients around the world.

ABOUT YOU

  • Good organisational and communication skills

  • Enjoys working within a challenging environment with real opportunities for professional development


YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • Developing front-end Javascript based web apps and database driven PHP/MySQL applications

  • Building and/or integrating with APIs

  • Creating and maintaining mobile and desktop based solutions

  • Working with other developers from different disciplines

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

  • LAMP servers

  • AJAX / JavaScript / Jquery

  • XML / Soap / JSON

  • HTML 5

  • CSS 3 and animation programming 

  • Node.js

  • MVC frameworks

  • Git

 



London

1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788

E: London Studio

Cheltenham

Royal House

Parabola Road

Cheltenham

GL50 3AH

T: +44 1242 515320

E: Cheltenham Studio

Melbourne

11, 46-50 Regent Street

Richmond 3121

Vic, Australia

T: +61 3 8560 1601

E: Melbourne Studio

New York

​86 Forsyth Street

New York, 10002

USA

T: +1 347 525 1951

E: New York Studio

Dubai

Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770

E: Middle East Studio