Creative Production Manager ??? Senior

70000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual + GBP70000 - GBP80000/annum
13 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JD Williams / N Brown group is a leading FTSE 250 internet and catalogue home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience is seeking an Senior Creative Production Manager based in Manchester to join its expanding team. We believe in treating our people fairly and rewarding them well for the huge contribution they make to our success. So, we provide a wide range of competitive benefits that include: Annual profit share scheme, Generous holidays - starting at 24 days and rising to 30 days per year plus Bank Holidays, Holiday purchase scheme - where you can buy extra days off, Employee discount - on all of our ranges including fashion, furniture, electrical appliances, toys and more, Contributory pension schemes, Childcare vouchers, Free life assurance, A range of healthcare programmes, On-site restaurants (Head Office and Logistics only), Access to a variety of
discounts with local and national businesses, hotels and on Apple products via our dedicated Lifeworks App, Discounted share purchase scheme, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Institute Membership and plenty more!

Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we turned over GBP818 million in 2014/2015, with a pre-tax profit of GBP86.2 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers` look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

As the Senior Creative Production Manager, your duties will be to:

• Create detailed production schedules and timelines for all production activity for which influences and guides marketing, buying, creative, digital and print areas for N Brown.
• Plan and deliver a more automated, stabilized system and processes. Continually update the departmental forecast with viable scheduled production dates or changes within. Constant communication to all stakeholders.
• Build, develop and maintain excellent relationships with the various agencies and suppliers who support NBrown creative marketing, print and production. Drive innovation and simplification in efforts to gain industry growth.
• Ensure all quality control and best standards with all suppliers. Build a strong and viable relationship with our Print, Production, Mailing Services Suppliers and ensure that best practice and transparency is met at all levels of activity.
• Lead teams that implement photography planning, production/traffic planning, sample management, print services for all online and offline content output for all consumer facing channels.
• Create and communicate dashboards to all key stakeholders across NBrown on work updates, tracking, scheduling shifts, print and digital drop dates, digital launch moments, and troubleshooting updates.
• Work collaboratively with process experts to develop, implement and enforce processes that are key to NBrown growth.
• Work with procurement, legal, finance, Director of Creative Services on all contract authorship, proofing, assessing and signing of contracts.
• Build a team with clear purpose to deliver world-class work and world-class teams. Display strong leadership and clearly defined decision-making skills. Able to be highly effective in achieving the maximum return from the resources available whilst also commanding the respect of colleagues and teams.
• Any other duty as required by the line manager commensurate with the post.

To be a successful Senior Creative Production Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

• Passionate about retail transformation, implementing process improvements and committed to deliver the best work.
• Previous experience in print and marketing production ideally in a multi-category complex environment.
• Proven track record in managing suppliers, including printers, mailing houses, fulfilment agencies, paper merchants, DSA agencies, design agencies and production houses, studios.
• Knowledge of postage channels as well as direct mail and the implications of VAT.
• Understanding of contract is crucial with strong Microsoft Office skills to ensure you can monitor performance and improve processes.
• Be familiar with delivering implementation plans to time and budget and confident in target orientated environment.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to build cross-functional relationships and engage effectively at any level.

In return the Senior Creative Production Manager will receive a salary of GBP70,000 - GBP80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.

The job title of 'Senior` relates simply to the level of experience and has no relevance to age. You are encouraged to apply for any opportunities that you feel to be suitable, irrespective of age or level of experience.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers` personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams