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Creative Project Manager

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

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Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

Join our Creative Services Team at Helen of Troy as our Creative Project Manager (hybrid work onsite and from home), and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

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In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Work Location – Boston, MA

What you will be doing:

An internal liaison role between Creative and Marketing managing the flow of artwork for a Global Creative Department. Responsible for project communication, management, scheduling, and trafficking of creative projects from inception through production and print, for the Home and Health business unit, across several product categories. Must be able to work within cross functional teams to ensure the artwork design and message are within brand guidelines and meet Marketing objectives.

  • Maintain project workload schedules, trafficking, and budget. Adherence to scheduled dates and deadlines, as well as departmental processes

  • Coordinate all aspects of communication, tracking and scheduling of creative projects for marketing Brand Managers

  • Route artwork layouts for internal review and approval within workflow system

  • Source and schedule outside resources (photographers and translators) to ensure we meet budget and deadline commitments

  • Conduct weekly creative meetings with Marketing and participate in weekly cross functional meetings as needed

  • Responsible for organizing and managing designer’s daily assignments

  • Maintain an “in touch” status regarding category competition in the retail environment, primarily packaging

  • Support Marketing colleagues with a high level of customer service as it relates to their business, their consumers and their customers

  • Responsible for project kick-off meetings, set-up and agenda. Ensure that the PIF (project initiation form) has been filled out properly and completely before scheduling meetings

  • Ensure color accurate proofs are sent to vendors once projects are released

  • Proofread all artwork before routing it

  • Create project schedules (within 5 days) of kick-off and provide a project estimate for each creative project

  • Champion and protect existing workflow processes for a process driven Creative Department while being open to change and improvement

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels within the organization, as well as external resources

  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills and a creative eye for detail and composition

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent changes; excellent multitasking skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years of prior experience in Creative Project/Account Management of creative initiatives including packaging, owner’s manuals, and miscellaneous collateral material

  • Solid knowledge of photography and printing processes as well as an understanding of general packaging specifications as it relates to production

  • Must have excellent proofreading skills

  • Experience using Excel, Acrobat, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Travel may be required

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an in-house corporate design department

  • Experience or knowledge in packaging

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

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For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.