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Senior Retail Manager

Position overview

A newly created position to join the Commercial team at Acamar Films and significantly grow the retail presence in the UK and internationally – with UK as the primary focus – of the Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning and BAFTA nominated pre-school property BING.

Reporting to the Head of Global Licensing, the Senior Retail Manager will be responsible for securing listings and delivering programmes that meet and exceed the annual financial goals set for the commercial division in conjunction with our network of local agents.

Must have previous retail experience either principal/licensing agency, licensee or retailer.

Key Responsibilities

Key skills & Experience

Personal attributes

If you are interested and would love to join Team Bing, then please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@acamarfilms.com

Head of Global Licensing

Position summary

 
As a result of Acamar’s expansion and global growth, we are looking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and outstanding executive to lead the team.  As Head of Global Licensing you will be responsible for the global management and sales development of consumer product lines across all categories for the Bing brand.  Reporting to the CCO, this role manages an internal team and the international agents to create a global and regional licensing strategy, which delivers agreed revenue targets, maintaining/maximizing brand presence and sell-in/sell-through.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Developing and executing a long-term business strategy that optimises the worldwide P&L of the licensing division. Working alongside the Head of Media Sales, Marketing and Digital to ensure delivery of results in line with the planned strategy, adjusting where necessary and importantly, prioritising activity
  2. Responsible for Acamar Films’ network of agents & distributors, constantly monitoring & controlling their performance – and taking corrective action where appropriate
  3. In partnership with the CCO and CFO, set the divisional budget, deliver agreed revenues and manage quarterly forecasting process to ensure that performance is in line with expectations
  4. Build relationships with key retailers globally to ensure they are updated on BING and on going product placement and listings are secured
  5. Oversee all significant global and regional third party partnerships and lead negotiations and discussions with senior contacts on a global or multi-territory basis
  6. Proactively explore and exploit new opportunities for the growth of BING, both with existing and new partners, in established and developing markets
  7. Management of product development deliverables and budgets of the style guide assets to ensure a constant range offering and agreed international processes are followed
  8. Work closely with the Heads of Global Marketing and Content to agree the overall BING brand strategy and plans, and work with Acamar Films distribution team as well as digital to maximise sales opportunities
  9. Be responsible for leading a UK based team of executives (Licensing, Retail and Product Development) ensuring the right balance and mix of skill sets across the team for future challenges; developing career paths and identifying and hiring compelling new talent when required
  10. Act as an ambassador for Acamar Films at all times and conduct oneself with integrity, dignity and openness

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be an exemplary and highly regarded kids sector professional, a highly driven individual, strong leader, organised, entrepreneurial, clever, collegiate and strategic.

More specifically the successful candidate will bring:

Key Competencies, Skills, Education & Experience

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@acamarfilms.com

 

Executive Assistant

Position Summary

Acamar Films are now looking for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and the wider commercial team in a fast paced, creative and dynamic environment.

The role requires attention to detail, juggling of priorities and a fun, can do attitude and includes a wide range of duties.

Key Responsibilities 

High level EA support for the CCO including:

Knowledge & Skills

Essential:       

Desirable:

Personal Characteristics:

If you are interested and would love to join Team Bing, then please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@acamarfilms.com 

 

Maya Generalist position with Acamar Films

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Maya Generalist to join our design team based in Camden, London.

Acamar Films is an independent company, founded in 2005 to create film and television projects to move and delight audiences worldwide. We are creators of the International Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning and BAFTA nominated pre-school property “Bing”.

Reporting to the Head of Design, the successful candidate will be tasked with creating renders of Bing, his friends and his environment. Bing puts a pre-schooler’s everyday life directly on-screen, finding big stories in the smallest moments. Think of it as reality TV for preschoolers!  Working with our existing Maya assets, you must display a clear ability to connect with these stories and to convey (through the imagery you produce) the joyful, messy reality of pre-school life which they project. In essence, your task is to bring Bing and his world to life beyond the TV screen!

Overview

This role shares similarities with the work undertaken by a pre-vis shot creator. We require a solid, well-developed skill set which balances technical expertise with excellent creative judgement and an eye for detail. You would also occasionally be asked to model simple objects (e.g christmas decorations or easter eggs).

We use Maya 2014 running under MS Windows. Final images are rendered using Mental Ray. Our production assets were created by award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films. Central to this role is an ability to work both creatively and technically with these and to comply with a rule set that determines how they should be utilised. These assets are distributed across a clearly defined structure. The integrity of this is something you will be responsible for maintaining. The need for technical competency is important in relation to this.

Acamar has commercial partnerships in place with a number of key, market-leading players. These include Fisher Price, HarperCollins and Studio Canal to name only a few. You will be working closely with the Acamar team, generating images for use across a wide range of external and internal materials.

Key responsibilities and requirements

It is a given that you will be applying for this post with the relevant skill set and support knowledge. This is very much a team position and as such would best suit an individual who feels comfortable with that dynamic. Using our existing rigs and working to a brief, you will spend a lot of your time posing characters and/or setting up shots, lighting etc., before rendering deliverables to meet specific deadlines.

On a typical working day, you might be engaged on any of the following tasks:

The right candidate for this role would have:

and be able to:

Summary

The challenge inherent in working with Bing assets is that of creating believable real-world physical postures and expressions. Bing characters do not engage in ‘cartoon extremes’.  Whatever you generate has to match what our young viewers see on-screen, and with behaviours they experience in their everyday lives. To reiterate from above, a central component of this role is the ability to utilise the character rigs efficiently and effectively to deliver this outcome. We would encourage prospective candidates to visit the BBC iPlayer website and to view some Bing episodes in order to understand what this would mean:

BBC iPlayer – Bing

If you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position please contact Graham Proctor, Head of Design at the following address:

hr@acamarfilms.com

Why Work For Us?

Kaye Allen

Production Coordinator

“As someone who previously worked in live film, Acamar has allowed me to discover the unique and very different world of animation – something I admired lifelong from afar! As Acamar is a successful yet small company not only have I been able to exercise my existing skills, but have now also acquired a great number of new ones. Bing is presently being introduced to multiple territories and so this is a very exciting time to be a part of such a friendly and proactive team, all within a homely, bright and pleasant office space in the heart of vibrant Camden.”

Discover more about the joyful, messy reality of pre-school life on the Bing website:

All About Bing
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Acamar Films Limited
12 Oval Road,
Camden,
London,
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Tel: 020 3675 7450