Associate Program Manager - Creative / Marketing

Downtown San Francisco
Job Terms:
$35-$40 an hour + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Lauren Wagenaar

Job Description:

Do you love strategy, marketing, and deliverables? Then this role is for you!! We have a long-term, temp to perm opportunity with a leading Fortune 500 organization in downtown San Francisco!!

We are looking for somebody who thrives facilitating strategic planning phases and the creative execution and implementation of marketing programs. This role will be an integral part of executing 360 campaigns with events, in-store, print, digital, video, and social media deliverables on a global scale. If you love managing schedules, pushing deliverables, and pro-actively communicating with multiple teams- this role is for you! 

If you are looking to do the following, we'd love to hear from you: 
• Manage end-to-end execution of omni-channel marketing campaigns across online and offline channels 
• Create and publish schedules and sets interim milestone meetings, integrating traditional and digital media touch-points in the process. Proactively monitors progress to achieve deadlines and results 
• Foster partnerships with Marketing, Creative, Production, Store Design, Product Development, Resourcing, and Delivery management. Clearly and actively communicates requirements, deliverables, timelines and budget status throughout program lifecycle 
• Support upfront strategic development with Marketing counterparts to ensure cross-functional alignment milestones and timelines for brief development and project kickoffs are met 
• Partner laterally with creative on timely execution of core assets and with delivery management on execution of derivatives, versions, and translations 
• Ensure timely execution of all project assets to meet launch dates, and helps support analytics and hind-sighting post campaign launch 
• Manage day-to-day tasks of program planning and execution: 
•  Communicate strategic milestones and brief due dates to marketing partners; ensures information is available and complete 
•  Populate agendas for planning, kick-off, pre-pro, and review meetings 
• Open jobs and builds job folders with project info; updates as jobs evolve and maintains final program archive of job info 
•  Track schedules, updates reports and communicates program status to key stakeholders through weekly status meetings 
•  Ensure product delivery for photography is tracking to program schedule 
•  Identify photo shoot needs across channels and partners with Creative and Content Production for photo shoot execution and retouching milestones 
•  Route core creative to marketing partners and ensures feedback is clear, actionable and received on time. 
•  Facilitate passing off core assets to delivery management/production for versioning 
•  Ensure completion of all assets on the asset list and tracks final hand-offs, development, QA, and live dates 
• Identify program risks early on and discusses mitigation strategies with manager 
• Monitor and advocates process; identifies gaps and proposes improvement ideas to manager 

Desired experience: 
• 2+ years experience in project/marketing program management 
• College degree or equivalent experience 
• Creative project management experience required; agency experience preferred 
• Excellent technical skills – MS Office (specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
• Effective relationship-building skills; ability to cultivate strong partnerships across functions to bring people together toward common goals and consensus 
• Effective communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal; confidence in facilitating cross-functional team meetings to achieve results 
• Exceptional organizational skills; detail-oriented 
• Strong time management skills; ability to troubleshoot, juggle multiple projects and prioritize 
• High energy and flexibility in a constantly evolving team environment 
• Passion for Sephora, our programs, clients, cast, and marketing

Client Description:

Dedicated and passionate teams creating the best possible omni-channel consumer experience.  Work alongside individuals who are curious and confident, disrupting the status quo and taking chances with its innovation. This is a fast-paced environment, where there's room for fun, and the passion is real.