Brand Management

Brand Operations Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Brand Operations Manager to join one of our accounts. If you've been working in Brand Management or Project Management (ideally, a combination of both), for the past few years and you're ready for a new challenge, this is the spot for you.  

You'll be responsible for the day-to-day execution of various programs and/or projects - not only working to maintain communication between your Brand team and other key departments, but also acting as the Client liaison. It’s your job to ensure that everyone involved is up to speed, and that all objectives are being met.   

The role

Project Lead

  • Drive the entire workflow and process of specific projects and productions, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion 
  • Generate status reports and lead weekly internal and external status meetings
  • Demonstrate an ability to anticipate needs and prioritize projects/actions on a real-time basis
  • Bolster partnership and positive interaction between departments
  • Manage up to Brand Supervisor (ensures holistic view of campaign) and Brand Director (ensures holistic view of all projects/campaigns on account)

Project Manager

  • Generate and manage all project schedules and timelines, keeping in lockstep with producers
  • Share internally vetted schedule with clients and set expectations regarding project delivery and milestones; once approved, keep the project on track, flagging issues as needed
  • Set all reviews – internal and external – against approved schedules
  • Own all meeting preparation, documentation, and follow up 
  • Work closely with the Studio on print specifications and generation, digital production for online banners, asset creation support for websites, and other needs (i.e., meeting prep)
  • Own the master deck for client presentations, and solicit assets from creative teams/studio
  • Route all work to Business Affairs for legal “gut check” and share feedback with client 
  • Manage network clearance with Business Affairs
  • Once a campaign is launched, work closely with PR to upload assets to vbp.com and gather assets for press releases and case study videos

Financial Manager

  • Open jobs and communicate job numbers to all relevant team members
  • Ensure production estimates are signed by client, approved in the system and distributed/filed
  • Manage budgets for specific production jobs to ensure that the project is completed within the approved estimate amount (or approved as overage, if relevant) 
  • Manage JSRs: Follow up with accounting to ensure accurate and timely billing, working closely with producers
  • Facilitate monthly budget report and manage budget binder

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years accounts/project management experience in an advertising agency
  • Experience managing production for print, broadcast and online projects
  • Knowledge of the inner workings of an agency, with a strong understanding of department roles and responsibilities
  • A smart/strategic thinker
  • Follow through – ability to accept responsibilities and deliver on all assignments
  • Proven ability to adjust quickly to shifting priorities and short timelines
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A “roll up your sleeves” attitude and a sense of humor
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint, KeyNote, Excel, and Acrobat
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Venables Bell & Partners