Head of Production – Member of Management Team Chimney Singapore

Are you our next head of production in Singapore?


29 / 03 / 2017

Chimney is a leading international creative content creator. We specialise in creating engagement with our clients’ audience through the power of moving images and sound. Our services include Concept Development, Production and Digital Delivery/Distribution. Currently the group has 13 offices in 9 countries (Stockholm (HQ), Malmö, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Berlin, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Basel; Los Angeles, Sydney and Singapore) and employs approximately 340 people.

 Singapore is the Regional HQ for our APAC region, which is growing rapidly. From our HQ, we deliver production services all across the region – formats are commercial and within the field of content marketing and range from full campaigns to dedicated individual films. We work with:

  • TV Shows and Drama
  • TV Commercials
  • Event films
  • Digital films and campaigns
  • Corporate films

Our offer

We are now looking for a Head of Production for Chimney APAC, based in Singapore. The Production team in Chimney comprises all Producers, Project Managers, Production Managers and Production Coordinators who manage the planning, budgeting, execution and delivery of all Chimney productions.

We offer:

  • Working in one of the most innovative and exciting creative companies in the world with an unmatched mix of skills together with a culture of always challenging status quo.
  • Working in an international organisation with colleagues from around the world.
  • Working in an entrepreneurial environment that encourages initiatives, and offer you the opportunity to suggest and implement changes.
  • Working within an organisation aiming to become the best in our field globally.
  • Extensive regional and international career development opportunities.


As the Head of Production, you will be part of the Chimney APAC management team, responsible for leading the Production team and will be accountable for the performance and profitability of the Production arm. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Production Team Management:
    • To lead, supervise, and develop the Production team in delivering all service lines: digital and live shoot productions, post-productions and VFX for all formats, TV-productions, Editing, Communication Campaigns and Live Media.
    • Implement and inform Production team of any strategic operational decisions made by Group and Regional management.
    • Ensure efficient use of resources, optimising capacity utilization rate as well as engaging external resources when appropriate.
    • To motivate and guide Production team professionally and also as a mentor and friend.
  • Client Management:
    • To initiate and conduct sales activities, nurture client contacts
    • Pro-actively support the Account Directors in securing new projects and clients
    • Participate in client meetings and the pitching process
    • Leading the more complex and large projects for clients directly
    • Running client interactions during productions while guiding the team on how to manage this
    • Ensure that the Production team always upholds our service proposition to clients by:
      • Providing accurate quotes and innovative solutions for clients’ requests as presented by Account Directors
      • Delivering up to or exceeding clients; expectations
      • Always meeting client deadlines and offering timely responses to any client queries
  • Financial responsibility:
    • Responsible for quarterly and annual financial forecasting for Production activities
    • Consistently keep track of project profitability and ensuring that projects are able to meet or exceed the expected profit margins
    • Ensure Account Directors are updated on the progress and profitability of their projects
    • Account for financial performance of Production team on a monthly basis to Group management
You will report to the CEO for Singapore/APAC.

skills, experience and personality

Skills and Experience
  • You have extensive experience in running full or parts of Communication Campaigns and/or Moving Images productions – from participating in planning, budgeting and pitching, through ensuring delivery and handling client interaction.
  • Ideally you have been involved in making productions for multiple channels, not just TV or cinema. Especially experience from web and mobile productions is an asset. 
  • You have worked in a fast-paced commercial environment and you have been responsible for budgets and profitability – as well as deadlines and quality.
  • You have led teams either permanently or on a project basis and enjoy running several things at the same time. You enjoy supporting your colleagues and are good at motivating and developing them.
  • Understanding and experience from communication planning and marketing strategies is a valuable bonus.
  • We expect that you have at least 10 years professional experience and academic education. You have to be fluent in English, while proficiency in Chinese or any Southeast Asian language will be an advantage.


Chimney has a strong informal culture build around our values:

  • Joyful
  • Creative
  • Driven
  • Solution Focused
  • Reliable

You should feel good about these values before applying. In addition you are:

  • Informal and without prestige
  • Enjoy responsibility but also team work
  • Hard worker
  • Motivating and social




Please apply on 25 April 2017 at the latest to jobs.apac@chimneygroup.com, please state “HPM Singapore” as the subject line. 

We look for the candidate to start as soon as possible – ideally not later than 1 July 2017.



Need more information?

If you have any further questions about the role or the application process, please contact Kim Wang at: kim.wang@chimneygroup.com