Creative Operations Manager

San Bruno, California | Freelance | Job ID #49549 |
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The Marketing Creative Operations organization is looking for an independent, highly motivated Creative Operations Manager and team leader to take our creative systems, processes, and workflows to the next level. We want innovative problem solvers who can follow through and deliver products and results.

You are great at verbal and written communication, herding cats, working with and persuading all sorts of people – your cross-functional partners love working with you and your team. You’re cool under pressure but with a sense of urgency. You bring order from chaos, you motivate your team, and you all get things done. You’re organized, but you’re not a micro-manager, and your team loves you. You’re a problem solver, and you’re great at coaching your team and mentoring your associates.


We’re looking for folks who can be the vehicle for constant change, and who can handle a huge volume of work, a lot of stakeholders and teams, processes that could be better, and tools that could be better. Experience with creative teams is a must. Team management experience is required. Social media production experience is a must. Development and implementation of workflow and processes is a must. Retail experience is a huge plus. Experience bringing in creative and production tools and managing change is another huge plus.



  • Excellent leadership and team leadership skills
  • Excellent soft skills (influencing, persuasion, and communication) and proven relationship-building skills
  • Thrives, excels and remains calm in an extremely fast-paced and high-volume production environment
  • 2 years experience as a people manager
  • 5 years experience as a project manager, coordinator or in a related role
  • 5 years experience managing cross-functional teams
  • 4 years experience managing vendor contracts and relationships
  • 4 years experience in producing websites and web assets
  • 1 year experience in retail environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Editorial, design, video, photo or print production experience.
  • Understanding of web development & process.
  • Understanding of the creative process.
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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