Creative Coordinator

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
DOE + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon
1 yr (potential to extend)

Job Description:

As a Creative Coordinator, you are an advisor and partner to the Group Creative Director (a Sr. leader in our client's marketing communications team). You hold a central and leadership role within the creative, brand and functional teams. You manage and lead the creative generation and review process across each of the creative functions. Your deep knowledge and understanding of this work ensures all milestones are met as the work moves through the various stages of concepting, approvals and production.
You also manage and own the agendas of work shares and studio hours. This includes development of agenda items, collating requests, managing the timing and prioritization of the attendees and the work that is then seen by the creative functions. You will also create and manage a quarterly 360 degree communications plan that tracks all creative projects across all functions and known obligations for the fiscal year. You will own and share this roadmap to respective partners across the studio using discretion and judgement to advocate and guide the work through the creative review process.
You will be a strategic partner to the Brand Project Manager. Together you will work to create and plan the timing, and appropriate cadence, of creative reviews that work best for your creative functions preferred style. The Creative Coordinator and Brand Project Manager will work closely to shift priorities and work shares accordingly, and will work together to develop workable plans to ensure the work makes its way smoothly through the studio.

We lead and drive the strategic planning and execution of creative timelines including workshares, worksessions, brainstorms and creative reviews from project approval through strategic development, creative development, production to completion.
We create and own the function specific creative roadmaps to ensure proper and timely alignment on integrated campaigns, product launches, seasonal moments and key initiatives.
We act as leads in connecting various functional groups including Design, Interactive, Retail, Channel, 3DVM, Film, Launch, Keynote, Motion Graphics, Special projects, Social and Geo teams. We work collaboratively with a team of Creatives, Producers, Project Managers and Resource Managers to ensure work effectively moves through the studio.
We use judgement to make the right prioritization decisions on behalf of the various creative functions. Ability to track and have a deep understanding of the context of each review, meeting and request. We research issues and have a strong point of view that we are able to share concisely and accurately to all of our partners.
We lead the awards submissions process for each functional team across the studio.

Key qualifications
You have at least 5 years of experience as a Creative Coordinator or Producer.
A creative and strategic thinker and problem solver, you make the right business decisions that support the specific creative functions ever changing priorities.
Your time management and prioritization skills are excellent; you learn quickly, and you can accommodate rapid change. Uses judgement and discretion to make decisions that support the creative department.
You have a deep understanding of the creative review process and how to best lead new thinking around how creative work is reviewed and managed.
You have the ability to understand the creative work, process and timelines quickly and at a high level to investigate and address potential roadblocks and define the best way forward.
You have a deep cultural curiosity and connectedness, including extraordinary communication and negotiation skills.
You are an inventive and enthusiastic problem solver, at ease with working in a dynamic, highly matrixed organization.
You possess strong operational skills.
Exceptional ability to partner with others; strong communication and diplomatic skills.
Calm and confident during high stress situations.
Build efficiency into existing operations, and help define new processes.
You are familiar with applications including Mail, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and iCal.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.‚Äč

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)