Creative Services Director

  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Salary: £75,000
  • Job Reference: R/045806

A leading London advertising agency is hiring a Creative Services Manager.

Reporting directly into the senior management team, you will have responsibility for:

– creative and design/studio resourcing,

– ensuring ,alongside CCO and CEO, that agency has the best creative and design/studio talent

– all operational processes and agency resource, driving maximum profitability through efficiency whilst safeguarding the creative product

– partnering with and supporting the CCO in ensuring the health and happiness of the creative dept.

The successful candidate will be responsible for devising a new agency process, identifying key issues before launching a new digital workflow and implementing best practice across the company driving efficiency and business growth.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Resourcing (Creative & Design/Studio)

” Responsible for all creative and design/studio resource, planning and monitoring delivery schedule ensuring the right creative & design/studio staff are on the right jobs according to their skillset/abilities and ensuring consistency of resource.

” Conduct daily check ins with creative and design/studio staff, communicate with Creative Directors on decisions, run resource meetings and ensure all applicable disciplines are represented.

” Understanding the capabilities within the creative and design/studio teams, identifying opportunities to improve and extent our talent base.

” Interrogation of briefs, making sure agency projects are scoped and resourced correctly and ultimately charged appropriately to clients.

” Working closely with the CCO and Design Director, maximise profitability by optimising billable time, scoping jobs with project managers and tracking creative and design/studio utilisation, providing monthly financial reports (who, what, when).

” Keep the departmental freelance tracker up to date with accurate information around commercials and start and end dates.

” Manage and forecast Freelance support across Creative and Design/Studio. Ensuring we have the best talent and that there is a clear process for freelancers regarding saving work on servers and handovers on projects.

” Working with HOP (Head of Production) and finance to help spot revenue opportunities and areas to grow our capability and experience in design and studio,

Creative Design/Studio dept

” Maintaining a black book of great full time/freelance talent for creative and design/studio

” Conduct daily check ins with creative and design/studio staff, communicate with Creative Directors on decisions, run resource meetings and ensure all applicable disciplines are represented.

” Working with CCO to ensure creative and design/studio staff have regular appraisals and ensuring well-being of department

” Helping with CCO ensure a happy creative and design/studio dept with best in class creative and design/studio output

Traffic

” Working with Producers and account team to make sure all work is forecast beyond a week and to share with Management and flag any potential issues that need solving. Making sure we are delivering the best output and casting correct resource for projects

” To be the escalation point for any resource and project delivery issues and to effectively resolve the problems

” Ensuring we are delivering the best output and casting correct resource for projects

” Responsible for tools to maximise efficiencies.

” This person needs to be on the ground and across all clients and agency projects including new business and proactive work.

” Solution based, to be the gatekeeper to the agreed process and best practice for the agency.

” Managing a work flow document, which is published so resource allocation is visible within the agency

CAPABILITIES

” Must have excellent communication skills

” Strong attention to detail, working to optimise the best internal process for the agency to speed us up but maintain our creative standards.

” Strong knowledge of Advertising operations, best tools to maximise efficiencies and simplify internal processes.

” Confident and personable.

If this has caught your attention, please do drop me a line and we can chat further! [email protected]

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