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Executive Director, Creative Operations, le Labo Fragrances

Country : USA USA

State : New York

County : Kings County

Town : New York

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Few words about Le Labo fragrances Le Labo fragrances was born in Grasse (France), raised in New York (USA) and offers artisanal genderless scented creations (fine perfumery, home fragrance as well as formulas for body, hair and face). Le Labo stands for "the lab" in French. Each of our boutiques function like an open laboratory designed as an entertainment park for the senses where people can take the time to smell and touch raw ingredients in order to awake their olfactory system and trigger emotions. We freshly hand-blend our fragrances on site, to the order and each label is personalized with the date and place of the formulation as well as a message chosen by our client. Creating soulful Beauty with Care through our craft of slow perfumery is the heartbeat of our company. We work with a community of craftspeople who shape our world: the flower harvesters, the local family farms, the candle hand-pourers, the reclaimed wood artisans, the lab technicians etc. Joining Le Labo means joining a scented Revolution initiated 15 years ago as the antidote to mainstream fragrances and conventional marketing approaches. Being able to nurture our "small" roots and artisanal ethos while scaling our actions to become "bigger" and reach more people is our current balancing act for which we need support. Check out our manifesto online if you are intrigued, and please only engage if you truly connect with it. https://www.lelabofragrances.com/about-us.html
The position's mission The Executive Director of Global Creative Operations will serve as the central point for all creative and brand efforts at Le Labo. Working across digital, social media, retail, education, product (when relevant), internal culture and communications across the board, you will steer the creative process and ensure creative disciplines and needs are considered. The role will be responsible for putting into action all the ideas and concepts of the Creative Director and will work with their team to materialize them against specific timelines that he/she/they will establish and own. The ED is responsible for aligning requests to the brand vision, maintaining a cohesive united voice, and balance creative output while driving efficiency and speed to market. A successful candidate demonstrates a genuine reverence for craftmanship, creativity and creative personalities' needs and sensibilities, with the motivation to grow in the Creative Operations (projects and people management) space vs. Creative Direction. He/She/they has strong decision making skills, excellent organizational skills, a balanced intelligence between big picture thinking and attention to details but also enough creative understanding to collaborate efficiently with the Creative Director as well as internal graphic designers and external creative talents.
What you'll do:
- Drive 360 workflow and schedules for creative programs based upon volume, deadlines, and priorities. Establish and manage the creative budget with a focus on cost reduction.
- Prioritize work for the creative teams, establish overall timelines and milestones to meet deadlines and stay within budget.
- Evaluate, identify, and implement existing and new improved processes to drive efficiency in project management and information workflow. Install methodologies and systems designed to enhance creative teams' effectiveness.
- Provide day to day management of a team of graphic designers, project management, content production and external talents (photographer, director, illustrator, editors, copy writer etc.).
- Identify, onboard and retain talent needed to deliver on brand creative output. Determine organizational design evolution and team management.
-Guide teams to prioritize and evolve innovative creative concepts into clear sets of deliverables to be deployedto local markets.-Define the scope of projects (objectives, strategy, deliverables, schedule, and budget) in conjunction with theContent Production Team.-Participate in strategic sessions with Marketing, acting as brand guardian to protect the brand positioning andvoice. Primary point of contact between creative and internal teams.
-Determine feasibility/relevancy of requests and interpret/re-shape briefs that inspire creative teams.
-Be an undisputed authority of Le Labo brand vision and culture, championing our identity to our new collaboratorsto understand and respect what it means for LL to preserve its alternative/ underground touch, even as we'rereaching more and more people and dipping our toes into more mainstream channels of distribution.-Responsible to build and maintain the visual Archive of the Brand.-Oversee the dissemination of relevant visual assets on relevant channels to build congruency and visual strength.This will require collaborative relationships with all our departments.


Who you are:
-12+ years of experience with 360 Creative global project management and content production workflows acrossdigital, social media, print and retail.
-Experienced in a fast-paced DTC brand or agency that produces high quality creative and content.
-Experience with successfully managing teams and can motivate and influence others by displaying strongleadership and emotional intelligence.
-Self-starter who can hit the ground running, works autonomously and proactively to make progress.-Problem solver that knows every detail of a project from a strategic standpoint to the small details of projectmanagement: people, timeline, scope management and budget.-Stellar interpersonal, organizational, communication and leadership skills, is thorough with details and follow-through and primed to own a key collaborative role.
-Meets challenges with proactive solutions and positive attitude.
-Embody our core values of kindness, respect and compassion that are at the center of all our interactions. Fosteran internal culture of belonging and empathy.
-Ambition to grow with the Le Labo brand, that is growing exponentially, and contributing in a meaningful andholistic way. Focused on the greater good of entire brand.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact USApplicantAccommodations@Estee.com.
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