Global Creative Operations Associate
We are people against dirty® (PAD), and we've always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.
We are small, but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.
PAD was born out of the coming together in 2012 of two iconic, eco-pioneering cleaning brands, Ecover® from Europe and method® from the USA. PAD is dedicated to inspiring generations of happy, healthy households through an outstanding portfolio of non-toxic products. We are 100% owned by a European based family committed to the long term success of the world's most innovative green cleaning company. As an organization, PAD is very fast paced, entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical and solutions focused…combining a huge sense of ambition with love and care for our consumers (or in PAD-speak, advocates), the environment and our people alike. Our company name is our mission—and it's bold and challenging. We are a values led business in every sense, caring as much about the "how" every bit as much as the "what". Our people are our secret sauce, the most significant element of delivering a sustainable competitive advantage.
We are currently seeking an energized + organized Global Creative Operations Associate to join the PAD brand experience team. This role will focus on managing the operational processes + systems for the global creative studio. They will provide a critical foundation for our team of artists + extended brand experience partners, to ensure we're efficient, organized + run like a well oiled machine. He/She will collaborate with the European and North American marketing teams and other cross functional partners to manage + track projects + budgets. From packaging to PR kits + global campaigns, we develop all materials with a critical eye, ensuring they exceed our expectations (while also having a little fun along the way). The Creative Operations Associate reports directly to the Creative Operations Manager.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- Manage timelines for all active studio projects in partnership with cross functional teams across EU + NA
- Ensure studio project management tool is accurate & reliable - input new projects, update timings + re-prioritize
- Reconcile NA brand experience budget on a monthly basis. Track expenses, gather documentation + adjust as needed
- Facilitate NA packaging artwork routing via virtual routing system. Ensure cross functional partners are timely with inputs + studio deliverables are executed on time. File accordingly
- Attend select business meetings as studio representative - capture deliverables, inform teams + negotiate timelines as needed
- Help establish EU design studio - server access, file storage + sharing, identify required resources
- Run studio status meetings + ensure projects are on schedule
- Manage studio assets & maintain design server & padstash to accuracy
- Work reception once a month*
*we are not joking. at method, everyone in San Francisco takes a spin as receptionist. costumes welcome.
We are looking for someone who gets excited marrying creative with operations and wants to find ways to make it easier to get things done. You need to be a strong thinker, detail oriented, a nimble problem solver, crazy resourceful, a deadline superstar and able to collaborate with your team members and other internal functions. We need an operational whiz who will help bring order to a high performing creative machine. Someone who is a master at building beautiful powerpoint presentations, doesn't flinch at an excel sheet and lives for calendars. This is a great opportunity to learn from a talented team, and add your knowledge and skills to our small, hard-working group.
QUALIFICATIONS + EXPERIENCE
» 3+ years project management experience
» 3+ years agency/creative experience
» Expertise with project management tools - Workfront (or other web based PM tool), Excel, Powerpoint
» Experience with consumer promotions (samples, coupons) a plus
» A strong understanding of the creative process including packaging development + production
» A passion for details: watching the numbers, proactively managing calendars + seeking out information
» Familiarity with campaign development and the ability to work with advertising agencies
» An appreciation for good design! This is project management, however, you need to understand the full process + be able to drive for timely + accurate deliveries
» Ability to communicate with and give direction to designers, production artists and other cross-functional partners
» A positive and clear communicator—voice constructive opinions, develop solutions and manage timelines
» A great collaborator
» A great attitude and positive outlook
LOCATION: San Francisco
HOURS: full time, exempt (salaried)
REPORTS TO: Global Creative Operations Manager
Please go tohttp://methodhome.snaphire.comto apply
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