Posted on: January 7, 2021 | Job#: 349579

Senior Manager - Creative Operations

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

The Senior Manager of Creative Marketing Operations is responsible for overseeing the concept-to-customer go-to-market timeline and all supporting processes, resources, and information flow. The role is highly cross functional, focusing on high-level planning through to implementation of best practices to ensure smooth operations of the Marketing and Creative departments and a customer-first mindset. The Senior Manager is responsible for leading a team of project managers to deliver strategy and planning around execution of high-level company objectives and goals as well as ensuring the department is supported with appropriate time and information to execute effectively against those goals.

What you'll do

  • Identify, design, and implement processes, systems, tools, and resourcing to support and align a GTM marketing calendar from product concept to customer, incorporating milestones across departments, to ensure all marketing and creative projects are supported to proceed smoothly and efficiently.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with department heads throughout the organization to ensure processes and timelines are aligned and effectively communicated and projects are prioritized through a customer-centric point of view.

  • Work with a team of project managers to ensure all marketing and creative initiatives are aligned, tracked, and completed on track and on time.

  • Identify areas of process improvement, support planning and implementation of new solutions designed to increase customer value and improve performance and efficiency.

  • Implement centralization of information via project management systems and organizational best practices to ensure all projects are tracked, information is centralized, and easily accessible by all team members.

  • Oversee and partner cross functionally with corporate partners in planning and delivery of all loyalty creative asset timelines and process

  • Serve as key liaison to internal cross-fuctional partners and the creative team.

  • Create and oversee timelines for all brand initiatives and align all project milestones, keeping the project on track and on time.

  • Work within the Creative/Marketing Department’s best practices to ensure effective communication within the team. Ensure key information is delivered efficiently so projects can remain on-track and on-time.

Who you are

  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Strong ability to convey complex, nuanced information in a clear, focused, and concise manner.

  • Expert knowledge of process design and implementation best practices.

  • Flexible thinker, able to innovate with a solution-oriented focus and able to adapt and solve problems as they arise.

  • A strong bias for action balanced with strong analytical skills. Able to see things from a 30,000-foot view but not afraid to dive in and be hands-on when necessary.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners to facilitate effective communication.

  • A customer centric approach, both in terms of end customers and internal “clients”.

  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and executing multiple layered projects simultaneously.

  • This position requires a minimum of 7+ years of experience in project management and/or account management, and experience in fashion retail.

  • Deep knowledge of project management systems, theory and best practices. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud applications a plus.

  • Thorough understanding and experience in creative practices, processes, formats, and assets.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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