We are building a team of integrated creative project managers to manage our creative process across all stages of development from briefing to concept, execution to delivery. Taking an ‘end to end’ strategic approach to managing projects with new responsibilities for optimising the efficiency of the internal process from a commercial and delivery perspective
The right person will have a some experience managing creative development process and delivery in retail business, studio or creative agency.
You will be passionate about creative work and constantly curious about creative solutions. Your role will go beyond feasibility and the immediate challenges of responding and delivering against individual briefs. As technologies change dynamically, new possibilities are emerging and we are looking for someone who is passionate about the development of the creative production role and can bring that curiosity and knowledge into the team and where needed, the ideation process. Opening up creative opportunities for the team and the work.
You will also be personally committed to the Body Shop’s ethos of business as a force for good, by generating positive economic, social and environmental impact
Key Job Accountabilities:
To create the conditions for consistently great work. The ultimate purpose of the role, achieved by using your expert knowledge, skills, ability and personality. To achieve this, be pro-active at all times: bring energy, passion and fun, share ideas and help create a culture that talented people want to be a part of.
Actively plan demand & capacity to make the best use of the IHA capabilities. Be completely on top of forecasting for your projects, working closely with the Senior Integrated Project Manager and using resources such as the CPA and comms calendar and developing relationships with your marketing team. Manage the effective and efficient use of your allocated resources to achieve the best possible creative output
You lead from the middle. You will be the influencer, the person who the project team gravitates to in order to get clarity around everything related to the creative and delivery process of your projects. You will bring an operational mindset to your role, able to pivot when responding to challenges and opportunities, with a solution orientated attitude and the skills and energy to follow through on your plans. You are a natural and strong communicator who is able to foster meaningful and powerful relationships across the business. Someone who will roll their sleeves up and that will lean into issues to quickly resolve them.
You are commercially astute. Working with your client partner, Senior Integrated Project Manager and specialist producers, you will devise the delivery strategy and approach, assessing and allocating the working budgets where needed, making sound commercial and financial decisions based on data. Ensuring that the project budgets are aligned to the production strategy, and that changes are agreed and shared with all key parties, leading the discussion to resolve any challenges / conflicts.
You are an expert at managing creative feasibility. As an accomplished creative project manager, you’ll have an excellent eye for creative and graphic quality and the ability to follow existing and developing brand styles, combined with an ability to solve technical challenges around delivery. You will be adept at interpreting briefs and ensuring that the creative developed is the best it can be against delivery requirements, technical specifications and timings. You will care passionately about creating great work and will be the oracle that solves all creative challenges
· Experience with creative agency job costing systems and asset management systems.
· A broad knowledge of all aspects of creative development, print and digital design, and the creation of style and campaign guides and toolkits.
· You can demonstrate how you have thrived in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects, changing priorities in an organised and flexible manner and prioritising as required.
· Experience in the creation and delivery of all types of assets across all channels
· Negotiation experience
· Retail background a plus