Production Manager

Posted Date: Mar-31-2017

Job ID: 7037

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by delivering tactical leadership of REI marketing’s Creative Production teams, driving the connection between creative concept to flawless execution. Ensures strategies are executed according to concept direction and project timelines. Responsible for evaluating the workload and flexing resource needs (internal and external) to accommodate the workload. 
Provides leadership alignment and accountable for overall team results.

You’ll get to:

• Communicate brand strategy and REI corporate direction to support staff
•  Manage production functions and freelance staff
•  Inspire production team to meet or exceed REI creative standards of innovation and design
•  Proactively manage scope and creative direction of design projects based on campaign concepts and/or project plans
•  Provide photographic art direction as needed
•  Provide PreMedia color direction as needed
•  Provide training and development opportunities for staff to reach their full potential
•  Develop annual production and freelance budget needs based on annual Marketing strategies
•  Promote positive process and work relationships within department and cross-divisionally to produce high quality marketing and brand materials to enhance the customer experience 
•  Increase effectiveness and efficiency of partner marketing programs through development and implementation of processes, standards, roles and tools
•  Look for various solutions to accommodate seasonal workload shifts. Leveraging internal full-time and freelance resources as well external solutions as needed

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 8+ years’ experience in design and editorial direction
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have a refined ability to collaborate across all divisional partners, and to broker compromise and consensus without sacrificing the quality of the solution
  • Recognizing opportunities for process improvement and demonstrated ability to implement new methods
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team through change and effectively communicate organizational vision 
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate brand management as it relates to all creative marketing materials
  • Knowledge of best practices in creative execution and process management
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of the REI Brand and the outdoor specialty retail business

Why you'll love it here

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 
  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance 
  • Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
  • A competitive bonus/ incentive program 
  • REI Retirement Plan 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount 
  • Paid time off 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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