Creative Resource Manager

Job title: Creative Resource Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: City of Vernon, Los Angeles, California
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 411019
Contact name: Samantha Cerny
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Creative Resource Manager Overview:

As the Creative Resource Manager, you will play a critical role in defining, driving and managing the processes and systems that support the Creative organization. The ideal candidate has excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as an understanding of finance fundamentals. Working alongside the Creative leadership team, you will support Creative resourcing, including the development and management of estimates, timelines and utilization.


Creative Resource Manager Responsibilities:

  • Identify workflows that can be optimized and proactively develop solutions, plans, and standard operating procedures to facilitate growth or improve efficiency
  • Monitor utilization to target performance, investigate outliers and recommend plans for remediation
  • Drive change through thorough documentation, structure, process and technology solutions or tools
  • Oversee external production vendor engagements, contracts, negotiation and delivery of creative assets
  • Optimize utilization by making staffing decisions in support of the deployment strategy for the business
  • Understand the impacts of moving resources from account to account
  • Serve an active role in contributing to product insights, initiatives, and projects along with bridging stakeholders across the organization as needed
  • Escalate sensitive or high-risk staffing situations to leadership 
  • Resolve staffing conflicts to the satisfaction of all parties, which may include identifying creative staffing alternatives and negotiating with projects and resources 
  • Define project scope, goals, dependencies and deliverables for key Creative projects
  • Communicate and set expectations on resourcing issues that may impact scheduled deadlines or budget
  • Monitor timelines to ensure efficient, on-time delivery of work while being able to assess, address and escalate any issues or concerns that may delay the project
  • Facilitate communication & integration of Creative Operations tools and resources through Creative organization; partner with cross-functional teams Ops teams.
  • Provide financial detail and internal due diligence to Operations Business Partners when seeking external sourcing approval
  • Manage the Creative Operations Traffic Manager, ensuring the success of their day-to-day responsibilities


Creative Resource Manager Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in working Creative Project Management and/or Production Operations capacity
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Proven track record allocating creative resources and optimizing creative workflows
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Detail oriented and organized; ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong and persuasive presentation skills


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