Marketing Manager Christina


Manager, Creative Planning

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

  • We are looking for a Creative Planner who is responsible for planning, managing, tracking and organizing all aspects of creative requests from start to finish at the campaign/category program level for our Running and Training Business Unit.

  • Working closely with the Central Marketing creative, production and marketing teams and outside vendors, the CP will establish best practices in process and timeline management to ensure objectives and business goals are met in a timely and efficient manner.

  • The CP will serve as one of our in house process leaders across multiple marketing channels working with a team of CPs, producers, and creative team members. 

  • Primary day-to-day contact with PUMA Internal Creative Agency (ICA), external agency partners, and Commercial and Consumer channel team members.
  • Primary collaboration and alignment with Teamhead, Creative Planning and Teamhead, Production.
  • Manage the Running and Training creative department project workflow including project prioritization, resource allocations, and project timelines/deadlines to ensure all projects are delivered on-time.
  • Facilitate the collection and dissemination of marketing materials created by the ICA, Commercial and Consumer members for key initiatives and launches.
  • Refine and establish best practice creative workflow and processes within area of responsibility.
  • Lead status meetings as needed with Creative team and Commercial and Consumer Channels.
  • Identify project life cycles and schedules, to develop and continually manage project timelines.
  • Effectively assign creative team members to tasks within each project, based on expertise and workload.
  • Manage internal and external (as needed) creative reviews and approvals.
  • Obtain and effectively communicate project status and next steps daily, in alignment with project plan and timeline.
  • Oversee multiple channels of work simultaneously, through the use of the organization’s workflow tools.
  • Proactively identify and develop solutions for specific process issues or potential road blocks as they arise.
  • Resolve and escalate project issues in a timely fashion.
  • Create and maintain project-reporting documents on an on-going basis.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years project management experience within an in-house creative or agency, retail background is a plus.
  • Expert communication, organizational, written, and verbal skills.
  • Works well under pressure with proven ability to deliver work on schedule.
  • Strong management skills and the ability to handle multiple complex projects and resources simultaneously.
  • Understanding of the creative workflow and process (expeience in design and/or production is a plus)
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with creative talent.
  • Experience managing internal workflow of multidisciplinary campaigns.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with relevant project management and design tools (Adobe Cloud), as well as a proficiency in MS Office.
  • Must be detail oriented, resourceful, self-motivated and proactive.
  • Entrepreneural in spirit and energy with creativity and ability to think out of the box.

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

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