Design & Resource Manager

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #46847 |
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Onward Search has an exciting contract-to-hire Design and Resource Manager opportunity with a leading Lifestyle Media Publishing company. As the Design and Resource Manager who will oversee all resources and scheduling for the Design team.

This cross-functional role will be responsible for facilitating all design projects and communication through Design to ensure that deadlines are efficiently and consistently met. This role will partner with internal clients to maintain a standard of quality and report on the status of projects to all stakeholders. This position kicks off immediately and is on-site in the client's San Francisco office.


  • Resource and traffic management for Design team
  • Facilitate the creation of graphic assets within through the Design team
  • Manage the intake of Design briefs and translate them into optimized schedules for Design team
  • Proactively manage team bandwidth tracking hours per week. Flag and provide solutions when bandwidth exceeds reasonable expectations
  • Maintain constant knowledge of current and upcoming projects and business development activities as they relate to resourcing
  • Manage communication around shifting priorities with key stakeholders
  • Maintain and update project list that is reviewing bi-weekly with the Design team
  • Monitor and flag Design team needs and issues
  • Provide consultative guidance for project managers when developing project timelines and approach. (Includes guidance on hours needed to complete the project and provides proactive solutions for delivering assets)
  • Assist in management and maintenance of freelance creative talent pool, sourcing and engaging freelance talent when needed


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Broad understanding of Media industry, direct experience preferred
  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years of trafficking / creative resource management in creative services, marketing, design or media agencies
  • Demonstrated experience guiding business partners through the design process
  • Thorough understanding of creative development process
  • Expert project management and organizational skills
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Workfront or other project management tools preferred


  • 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.
  • 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.
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