Submarine: Head of Production

Submarine in Amsterdam is looking for a Head of Production for 40 hours per week | Vacancy for a Paid position, Full-time | Deadline: none

Submarine is an award-winning production company that develops and produces scripted series, features, documentaries, and animation productions. The company has established itself as an innovative company, working across multiple genres and platforms, all with an international focus. Based in Amsterdam in the historic and vibrant LAB111, which houses an arthouse cinema, bar and restaurant.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Production to lead and oversee our production teams.

Head of Production

40 hours per week

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in production management, with a proven track record of successfully leading series productions. They will be responsible for ensuring that our products are manufactured to the highest standards, and that our production team is working efficiently and effectively; manage and run the company productions; work with the HODs, Producers and Supervision Teams and, in partnership with the Executive Producer and CFO and business affairs,, oversee the delivery and the smooth running of the production process, delivering them on time and on budget with consistency in processes and best working practises.

Main responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Managing Directors and other Company Directors on development and production with a view to efficiency and safety.
  • Oversee all aspects of production, from pre-production through post-production, including production scope, schedules, estimates, and technical needs.
  • Employ and manage human resources attached to each production as well as within the company.
  • Understand and feed into management accounting processes.
  • Provide and frequently adapt detailed plans on how to achieve individual productions including financing, scheduling, crewing and budgeting.
  • Create and manage budgets and schedules for both production and development.
  • Aid in the creation and management of cashflow from production budgets.
  • Set up and manage financing for all productions including inflows from broadcasters, distributors, banks, et cetera.
  • Oversee all legal and contractual work involved across the business which involves contracts for development, commissioning, financing as well as staff, crew, writers, cast and distribution in liaison with business affairs.
  • Work closely with business affairs to ensure all contracting is kept within agreed operating parameters.
  • Maintain good relationships with key freelance personnel, equipment suppliers and postproduction houses.
  • Understand and maintain relationships with other independent companies and broadcasters.
  • Monitor cost reports for all productions.
  • Working closely with the Production Accountant to produce cost reports throughout postproduction to delivery.
  • Troubleshoot on productions as required.
  • Attend and contribute to management meetings.


  • Proven track record as Line Producer on scripted programming.
  • Have working relationships with finance providers.
  • Experience of applying successfully for tax credits.
  • Knowledge of tax credits in other countries.
  • Experience of post-production and delivery to broadcasters and distributors.
  • Experience of doing productions with multiple financiers / broadcasters.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Combination of excellent attention to detail and ability to see the bigger picture.
  • Passion for production.
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, highly competitive business landscape.
  • Ability to identify and understand commercial opportunities and grow revenues.
  • Good Client handling.
  • Calm, organised and methodical in approach to work and able to remain so under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of current deal terms for all major television financiers including broadcasters (UK&US&Europe), SVODs and distributors.
  • Thorough knowledge of all current talent agreements and ability to negotiate within their parameters.
  • Clear understanding of copyright and clearances.
  • Ability to manage numerous productions at different stages.

What we offer
Joining Submarine means becoming part of an international group of ambitious professionals operating in an informal and highly creative atmosphere. We are an organization in which we embrace diversity of people. With comparable suitability, we give priority to people who make our organization even more diverse.
Submarine actively organizes a variety of events for its personnel.

A market conform salary, based on experience and education / training.

Interested in this great opportunity?
Please send your motivation letter and cv to

Applications via Linkedin will not be accepted.


Acquisition is not appreciated.

More information about the organisation: see our website website.