You're the best creative manager in town? Apply now!

25-01-2024 (11:19) - Vacatures

Are you looking for a role to supervise & provide leadership to a creative team (Concept + Design + Traffic)? Look no further and just read on. For this company, who creates stunning concepts and designs for numerous beauty product, we are looking for the best creative manager in town. 

Talent acquisition and Leadership excellence (10%)

- Spearhead and inspire the Creative (Concept + Design + Traffic) team through effective leadership and supervision.
- Actively engage in talent acquisition by conducting interviews and facilitating training for new team members while nurturing the continuous development of existing staff.
- Foster a collaborative environment through regular team meetings, ensuring seamless communication, information sharing, and adherence to streamlined work processes.
- Provide constructive feedback and monitor the performance of direct reports, aligning efforts to propel team development.

Operational Strategy Champion (50%)

- Direct and manage all operational facets within the team, playing a pivotal role in steering Concept initiatives company-wide.
- Collaborate closely with the Account Management and Sales Director to support and enhance Sales Strategy.
- Take charge of external design-related communications with customers, ensuring precision and alignment with company standards.
- Uphold Creative quality as the ultimate gatekeeper of final Creative delivery.
- Implement continuous improvement by regularly assessing and refining work processes.

Strategic Collaboration Expert (25%)

- Forge strong collaborations with the French & Dutch Design teams, contributing to projects related to marketing strategies, branding, and concept/design for customer initiatives.
- Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with the French Design team as an integral part of the EU Design Strategy.
- Collaborate with heads of other departments to shape and execute departmental strategies and goals (OGSM).
- Efficiently coordinate communication and briefing internal stakeholders (e.g., design team, Sales, NPD, Marketing) on ongoing projects.

Brand Champion (10%)

- Take ownership of maintaining established brand guidelines in design and contribute to the creation of new brand guidelines.
- Lead "the Talk" initiatives and deliveries through a compelling creative vision.

Financial Steward (5%)

- Exercise responsibility for the creation and expenditure of the Department Budget, ensuring fiscal prudence and strategic allocation of resources.

Requirements and wishes

- Bachelor’s degree, preferable in Creative, Product Design or Product Development
- 5+ years of Concept or Product Development and Strategic (team manager) experience, preferable with an association to the Beauty Market.
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail, Communication skills, Prioritizing, Proactive, Resourceful, TeamPlayer, Attention to Detail, Passion for the Beauty Industry
- Self-starter and comfortable working with ambiguity
- Emphatic
- Prior Management experience, able to oversee a diverse team of individuals on a creative level
- Ability to successfully influence within a matrix organization and bring it to an even higher level
- Initiator who combines commercial and creative insight when developing projects, work processes etc.
- Skills including but not limited to InDesign, Illustrator, Trend Watching, Product Development (within Beauty)
- Creative, Innovative thinking and Eye for Details
- Microsoft Office skills
- Proficient level (B2) in English is a must and Dutch is a pre, an extra language such as French, Mandarin, German is a plus.

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