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Creative Project Manager

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In-house is looking for a Creative Project Manager. You will be the liaison between the design department and the rest of the company. You are responsible for efficiently and effectively moving work through to completion and ensuring that all deadlines are met. You will establish and evolve a traffic system to manage workflow and improve productivity of the design department. You will also help educate the company on how to work with the creative team: writing great work orders, getting the right info, and having a working knowledge of production timelines. In short, you are the gatekeeper and the rule maker that keeps us everyone sane.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management:
• Manage all creative projects for web, print, and product development (merchandising also pending):
• Meet with internal teams to accept and understand work orders. Assign job name, ensure all needed assets are present, understand all deliverables needed.
• Assist in writing briefs as needed.
• Delegate projects to the appropriate team member.
• Schedule kick-off meetings/briefings for designers on more involved projects. Attend briefings to give input and help brainstorm.
• Create timeline for each job, including briefing, design, copy, production and approvals.
• Be firm on timelines with both the design team and requestors in order to consistently meet deadlines.
• Work with Production Manager to incorporate realistic production deadlines into the schedule.
• Track changes or delays from project requestors and work this back into deadline for designers.
• Manage creative calendar/status and make available to entire organization.
• Run weekly status meetings: Ensure that all projects are on track, designers are familiar with what others are working on, ensure sharing of assets and ideas, and lead discussions on helpful guidelines and departmental needs.
• Seek out and execute ways to help the creative department run more smoothly.

Departmental Management
• Hire and provide direction to creative freelancers
• Assist VP of Creative Services with department’s duties as needed
• Manage designer schedules and days off

MUSTS
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:
• Excellent project management
• Self-sufficient, organized, efficient, deadline-oriented, detail-oriented, resourceful, proactive
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Strategic, big picture thinker
• Strong leadership and teamwork skills; confident and articulate
• Solid understanding of design and production processes: time needed for design, revisions, production, multiple print processes, etc.
• Strong eye for detail and brand standards

Qualifications
• 4-year college degree preferred in business or design
• 4 years in a similar position
• Microsoft Office
• Adobe CS
• Resourceful in Mac OS

This is a temp-to-hire position. Local candidates will only be considered.

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