The role of the junior scheduler is a key part of the production team here at Big Buoy. You’ll be in the heart of the production office booking in schedules, communicating & negotiating with producers, managing the operator’s days and making sure all the correct resources are in place for a job to hit delivery.
Day to day duties
Send evening email informing what the operators are working on and where for the following day.
Ensure that the time allotted to jobs is the most efficient so that clients do not get turned away due to lack of resources.
Ensure that reception and all other relevant parties are aware of meetings and bookings
Being aware of conversations in the production office that will need action on for example a schedule pushing back.
Ensuring there is constant & clear communication with the senior scheduler
Take general calls – It is essential that all calls to production are answered and that clients feel they are being cared for.
When clients call with new enquiries and a producer is not available, take the brief ensuring that all relevant details are noted to be passed to the production team. Let the client know who will be helping them and when that will be.
Assist producers as/ if required, checking with the head of production where their assistance is most required.
Strong organisational skills and the ability to multitask
Excellent communication & negotiation skills
Familiarity with ScheduALL, ceta, Xytech or similar bookings software
Basic knowledge of online facility services, infrastructure and VFX pipelines.
Good team player
Calm under pressure
Proactive & problem solving