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Sr. Brand Design Program Manager - Freelance

Job title: Sr. Brand Design Program Manager - Freelance
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Santa Monica
Industry: Marketing
Remote: No
Salary: 70/hr
Reference: 473867
Contact name: Athena Kwey

Job description

Our client, a major tech brand is looking for an experienced, detail oriented Sr Design Program Manager. This role will oversee the execution of creative projects supporting high profile, high impact business initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of branding, building and rolling out brand architecture, brand strategy, rebranding, consulting stakeholders on brand guidelines and managing conceptual design projects.
Must be located in in LA or Seattle and be able to go onsite as needed.

Candidates must have relevant experience at a design or digital agency, consultancy, or in house creative studio of the following: overseeing the creative development process for building brands and an expertise in digital marketing.

Additionally, this individual will have the ability to anticipate workload and resources needed for a successful project, manage complex stakeholder matrixes while working closely with the internal creative team to develop and execute innovative initiatives to achieve business goals.

Candidate should have experience working directly with, or being embedded with creative resources day to day. Experience managing and partnering with external stakeholders is critical. The candidate should have experience managing multiple projects, own schedules, outline key milestones, and traffic deliverables. The candidate will thrive in a dynamic, often ambiguous and fast-paced environment, implementing and streamlining processes and raising the bar on creative deliverables for integrated cross-site events.

Additional skills: Bachelor's degree in business or related field required Able to navigate highly ambiguous situations, identify and solve for blockers, and know when to escalate to keep the project moving forward History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and anticipate and make tradeoffs to balance the business needs versus creative constraints Meticulous attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously Knowledge and proficiency with Project Management tools

Required Skills Brand Communications & Brand Strategy Experience in brand design, marketing and content production timelines and process This role requires experience with branding, brand strategy, creating a brand from scratch, rebranding, brand guideline development, and managing conceptual design projects. This role requires excellent project management skills, strategic thinking, relationship building, problem solving, and strong communication skills. A track record of on-time delivery of large projects coupled with the ability to operate independently and autonomously through ambiguity and/or difficult stakeholders are key to the success of this role. Experience working with and managing challenging stakeholders

Preferred Skills Knowledge of video or photo shoot details and production timelines desired Knowledge of Adobe design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, along with Figma Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with creative team members, media leads and senior leadership

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