The Director, Creative Operations will review all creative (Print, Digital, PR) briefs to ensure creative disciplines and needs are considered, requests are aligned to the brand vision and standards, and ample time is given to create the work. They will attend and represent creative at project kickoff meetings to ensure alignment. The Director should have a keen sensitivity to creative workload(s) and project deadlines with the ability to shift and balance priorities based on the overall volume of work. This individual will develop an infrastructure and operations of the creative department to increase timeliness and communications, while supporting the creative development process. S/he will add operational efficiency to the creative workflow process by using best practices and tools to streamline and structure the way creative work is produced. The Director, Creative Operations will oversee department budgets, invoicing and work closely with the Vice President, Creative Director on annual budget and team planning.
Management project oversight/operations responsibilities, including development, implementation and oversight of creative department workflow strategy and project assignments in collaboration with the Creative Director and Creative Leads.
Pro-actively partner with Brand Marketing, Marketing, Product, Packaging, Retail teams on intake and delivery of all creative work.
Attend project kickoffs and review creative briefs.
Ensure all information is present for projects to be completed while collaborating with the Project Management on revisions and feedback.
Share and monitor creative and video / photography schedules and set priorities to meet deadlines as well as troubleshoot problems as they arise.
Establish processes and infrastructure that will lend itself to the overall efficiency of the creative development process and communication within the creative department as well as own all creative team agendas and lead creative digital status meetings.
The Director, Creative Operations will lead and/or influence creative talent to achieve department and project goals through diplomatic communication, consistent messaging and organized creative processes. S/he is also responsible for representing the Creative team perspective, goals and deliverables in meetings across multiple cross functional teams, including Marketing, Retail, Product, Public Relations, Project Management, Producers, and Production.
7+ years experience running creative operations or executive producer position at a creative agency or in-house product company
Proven skills in managing large integrated marketing campaigns with a creative team.
Experience in producing larger photo / video shoots
Experience with working closely with varied types of Creative teams.
Experience managing team of project managers and traffickers
Strong knowledge of creative and production workflows for cross functional projects,including print, digital and social media.
Ability to manage time appropriately and meet aggressive deadlines.
Ability to motivate and influence others by displaying strong leadership skills.
Ability to guide and influence work and teams without direct responsibility.
Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Detail oriented and problem solver.
Understands and advocates for creative excellence.
Has been the first line of defense with internal or external clients.
Positive “can do” approach for all projects.
Possess a positive attitude toward teamwork and be an advocate for collaboration.
Will quickly and easily adapt to changing mandates and priorities.
Challenges must be met with proactive solutions.
Experience working in a Product Technology or Lifestyle brand preferred