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Creative Operations Manager

The Ogilvy Group
United States, New York, New York
December 15, 2023
About Ogilvy

Ogilvy was founded in 1948 by David Ogilvy. David created a culture that deeply respects and cares about its people and clients. Our mission is to inspire people and brands to make an impact and we are committed to attracting, growing, and retaining the best talent in the industry.

About the Role

As Creative Operations for Ogilvy, OpenX, you will be responsible for managing global creative resources, organizing schedules, creating teams, identifying capabilities, and connecting across regions with the right talent for a large global account. You will work closely with the account and PM team to deliver the optimal structure, casting and phasing of work to meet the needs of each project in play and the strongest output possible.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and fluid in plans and process, be someone who unites and has impeccable communication skills with absolute clarity in emails and in meetings and is super organizedThe candidate will have a good sense of judgment and be capable of individually solving problems, knowing when to escalate or broaden communications and decision-making to additional stakeholders and knowing when to act quickly to keep work moving. And, of course, this person must deeply understand creative talent and skills required to deliver innovative 360 campaigns and projects that drive transformation for one of the world's most iconic brands.

If you are passionate about creative operations and have experience managing global creative resources, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You'll Do

  • Manage creative resources locally and globally from different locations and operating companies
  • Manage creative excellence from the network organizing creative submissions and awards
  • Identify capabilities and connect regions with the right talent
  • Cast the optimal creative talent on projects
  • Understand which creatives (skills, personalities, locations, agencies, etc.) would partner best together on projects
  • Be the source of truth for where everything stands creatively across the account
  • Organize project schedules and untangle clashes and challenges when multiple projects that share talent are on similar timelines
  • Partner with operations to deliver creative that reflects the goals of the project brief and the statement of work
  • Partner with Account, PMs and producers on the creative structure, casting and phasing of work
  • Communicate frequently and update project artifacts such as status documents, schedules and workback plans, RACIs, hotsheets, etc.
  • Adapt as the project shifts to balance the work, communicate the shifts, and keep everyone delivering
  • Create presentations/decks using Google Docs, Keynote, and PowerPoint and edit decks for key meetings
  • Transfer files, archive files and organize summaries with work

What You'll Need

  • Be based in New York
  • Demonstrate incredible organization and communication skills daily
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Be flexible, adaptable and able to move quickly to solve problems and keep work on track
  • Proficient in Google Docs, Keynote, PowerPoint, Smartsheet, Miro
  • Support the team with file keeping and archiving, data uploads and file transfers

How We'll Support You

Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We'll empower you with the tools you'll need to succeed. We'll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We'll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we'll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you'll be proud, with people you'll be proud to call your teammates.

The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click for more details.

Pay Range
$75,000 $180,000 USD

At Ogilvy, our people are at the heart of what we do: a creative agency that sparks game-changing ideas across culture and business through collaboration, integrity, and a celebration of self-expression.

We believe in building powerful teamswithpurpose. This means hiring and nurturing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities - and we relentlessly curate transformative initiatives that make our commitment to fairness, and equity a reality.

Our ultimate mission is to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for all, while supporting and uplifting the global communities we serve. This is central to our mantra of Borderless Creativity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.