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Iver Heath

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Casting Agent

As Casting Agent, you will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with a portfolio of clients, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders. 

An exciting opportunity to work in fresh and vibrant company based inside the world-famous Pinewood Studios. Uni-versal Extras are a highly successful Extras casting agency. We have supplied extras, walk-ons, background and supporting artists for TV, Film, and Commercials for over ten years.


  • Working hours: Mon to Fri 10:00 – 19:00, (with 1 hour for lunch). However, due to the nature of the film industry, you may work later than your core hours
  • Please only apply if your commute to Pinewood Film Studios, Iver is less than 45 minutes

You will be required to liaise between our Clients and cross-functionally with internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of Artistes to major production companies that we work with here at Uni-versal Extras. 


As part of this role you will manage and develop client accounts (productions) to initiate and maintain a positive relationship with the clients, whilst ensuring that customer requirements are delivered. You will also be responsible for leading a team of casting co-ordinators dedicated to meeting the operational needs of assigned Productions.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivering against monthly targets
  • Be the primary point of contact and build long-term relationships with Clients
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key accounts, customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of Artistes according to the client’s requirements and production objectives
  • Casting looks: Responsible for the visual interpretation of the brief and production details, a good eye for face and body is critical to create “look portfolio” for production in accordance to their requirements
  • Design, develop and deploy all elements of the casting process across artistes, clients and prospects in order to maximise speed to market, deliver revenue and control costs.
  • Communicate clearly the progress of monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal stakeholders
  • Forecast and track key account metrics
  • Enhance department and organization's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Responsible for keeping current clients satisfied and delivering exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitor and analyse client’s uptake of Uni-versal Extras services
  • Responsible for working with the CEO to onboard and integrate new clients and develop existing client relationships.

 

Personal Requirements:

  • Proven account management or other relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Experience in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Bachelor's Degree ideal but not necessary
  • 3+ years of account management
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in a results-driven environment
  • Natural relationship builder with integrity, reliability and maturity
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills. Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Expert at Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, CRM and help desk support software.

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