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Head of Data IO

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Position Description: HEAD OF DATA MANAGEMENT

Reports to: Operations Manager - Post Production and Digital Services

Business Unit: Technicolor Post UK

Current Number of Reports: 4

Definition of Data Management

  • Upload / Download Management
  • Storage Management
  • LTO / Drive Management


Day to Day Line Management of Data IO

  • Hands on management of all day-to-day operations and act as an escalation point for day-to-day issues.
  • Be the interface between operators, other internal departments and external clients and update Sales and Client Services on the capability and capacity.
  • Handle scheduling conflicts, resource shortfalls and client or employee complaints
  • Act to meet agreed deadlines and report issues that may impact on delivery
  • Coordinate operational activities with other Technicolor facilities
  • Responsible for file creation and AQC as per client specifications
  • Assist Engineering team with scripting
  • Adhere to Technicolor's policies and standards
  • Maintain knowledge and provide training of ScheduALL and Iris tools
  • Create and format drives to output material, and ingesting data from physical assets when assigned to IO tasks

Reliable Delivery and Quality Management of Content delivered by Technicolor UK

This includes the key areas of:

  • Input / Output functions, both Digital and Physical (Hard Drives)
  • Storage Management (Forecast needs and Data Movement)

Manage and Lead the Data Management Team

  • Proactively manage the team, including recruitment, performance management, appraisals, objective setting, leave, overtime and dismissals when appropriate
  • Investigate and resolve any internal or external client, employee or security concerns

Training and Development

  • Coordinate training for team members and contractors on workflows and procedures to ensure methodical and consistent application
  • Develop and grow talent, including maintaining a Skills Matrix and Position Descriptions, and where possible promote cross skill training to increase flexibility

Pipeline and Workflows

  • Create, document, communicate, implement and troubleshoot workflows, technical specifications, processes and procedures and ensure these are followed. Update as required
  • Highlight gaps and enhancements that need additional development to optimize the effectiveness of the pipeline
  • Ensure global alignment for consistency, compatibility and integration purposes


  • Understand and adhere to all security protocols.  Take part in security audits ensuring compliance to all security standards.  Take remedial action of any areas not compliant

Technology Management

  • Understand and train the team on new technology

Communications / Knowledge Sharing

  • Liaise closely with Production, Technology Services (Engineering) and Creative to manage the pipeline 
  • Ensure the Sales team understands department capability and that work quoted can be delivered within the set timeframe and specification
  • Review forthcoming Production schedule; ensuring the correct information is included in the assigned work orders, addressing any queries with the Production Manager or with Client Services.
  • Report faulty equipment to relevant internal and external support staff / contractors.

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  • Doug Kent

    Vice President and Head of Broadcast Sound and Localization, US

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Doug Kent

Vice President and Head of Broadcast Sound and Localization, US

This is a big and rewarding job that sees me leading a team of 60 creative and administrative people making the world safe for comedy and drama. On a day-to-day basis, my team oversees sound editors, re-recording mixers, Foley artists, schedulers and project managers for about 30 episodic projects at any one time.

I love a lot about my job. I enjoy the creative talent, the clients, the rush of weekly deadlines but most of all I enjoy being in the midst of the creative process. Technicolor is a place where creativity and technology meet. I really enjoy being at the intersection.

Technicolor has best-in-class horsepower and clout. That combination of resources has built the finest post-production sound facility on the planet and afforded me the opportunity to give my clients great creative talent and technical solutions.

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