The Creative Project Manager will manage the day-to-day workflow and priorities of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center design team (including affiliated organizations, the NY Islanders and NEC). The incumbent must understand complex project management scenarios. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Creative and Content Management.
Brooklyn Nets is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage multiple projects from concept through completion interfacing with print production as well as outside resources (presentation specialists, freelancers, consultants, agencies) in a timely and efficient manner
Become a trusted advisor to internal clients by understanding their goals/objectives, clarifying their needs and offering strategic recommendations;
Partner with internal clients to define and realize their communication strategy using exceptional listening and collaboration skills;
Comfortable presenting and interacting with senior marketing and business leaders;
Act as day to day liaison between the designers and internal clients;
Take accurate information from clients, formulating creative briefs;
Problem-solve obstacles to execution of work requests;
Analyze and report departmental stats, ensuring this data is communicated monthly to the Vice President, Creative and Content Management
Manage all creative services requests submitted via an internal email;
Maintain creative schedule, ensuring it is accurate and up to date
Oversee internal approval and routing process
Run semi-weekly Creative Review meetings
Coordinate overall project prioritization and department workflow, ensuring work is distributed based on skill set requirements;
Provide design team with daily project goals
Other duties as assigned.
The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
A. Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required;
4+ years of project management experience with proven record of successful delivery (i.e. on-time/early completion, within budget, and in scope);
1+ year of management experience;
Strong familiarity with creative and print production process;
Sports and/or entertainment industry experience preferred.
Must have working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information;
Must have the ability to maintain an impeccable professional appearance;
Must have the ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships;
Must have a strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence;
Must have truly outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills;
Must have good decision-making skills, solid judgment and interpersonal effectiveness;
Must be self-directed and able to work independently;
Must be flexible & reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole;
Strong communication skills: must be comfortable with engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills;
Able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption;
Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made;
Must be able to work Brooklyn Nets games and Barclays Center events on nights and weekends.
May be required to travel on rare occasions (<5% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.
This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
The incumbent works primarily in an office environment but may be expected to attend Brooklyn Nets games and other Barclays Center events on evenings, weekends and holidays.