Creative Resource Manager – Remote Opportunity

 HLK ( View website )
 June 10, 2021
 Saint Louis, Missouri
HLK is a creative agency with national accounts but midwest vibes.  HLK is growing quickly and looking for a Creative Resource Manager to oversee resourcing on our newest, large account and agency division. We’re based in St Louis, but have expanded our team to remote employees all over the U.S. and this position can also be based anywhere. 
The Creative Resource manager will play a critical role in the success of projects, making sure we’re assigning the ideal team members to produce the best work possible. They will work closely with creative directors and project managers to schedule the agency’s creative personnel. They’ll also determine when freelance help is needed and coordinate their involvement. This role is integral to the smooth operation of the agency process and is a key element in helping set creatives up for success and deliver high-caliber creative solutions for our clients.
The ideal person has worked/works in a creative or agency environment and loves it. Must be equal parts high EQ and digs the details. Success isn’t just the management of the projects, but maintaining strong relationships with members of the creative department and throughout the agency. 

Responsibilities

  • Prioritize, monitor and manage multiple creative projects simultaneously
  • Assign teams to jobs and manage creative workflow, consulting with creative directors as needed
  • Communicate deadlines clearly for all key tasks and alert the team if a deadline looks to be compromised
  • Develop resourcing forecasts to gauge the capacity of the creative team and identify future needs/staffing requirements
  • Make sure teams have the time they need to deliver strong creative solutions that meet clients’ deadlines
  • Work with project managers to adjust resources as needed based on shifting deadlines and communicate these changes accordinglyInitiate weekly meetings to touch base with creative directors
  • Track and update the freelance talent database, managing all required documentation and acclimating freelancers to the agency workflow as needed
  • Maintain and communicate creative time-off schedules
  • Create connections with the creative team and maintain good relations within the agency (listed last but not last in importance). 
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in creative or production resourcing required
  • Experience using Smartsheets or similar strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pivot.
  • Loves a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • HLK is a creative and technology agency focused on understanding and changing audience behavior through deeply integrated brand experiences. We bring clarity of context and creative resolution capable of changing behavior and shaping belief in brands. Active clients include Centene (Fortune 25 Health Insurance company), Ameren (Energy), Bayer, Marriott, Pratt & Whitney.
    ABOUT HLK 
    HLK is a creative and technology agency focused on understanding and changing audience behavior through deeply integrated brand experiences. We bring clarity of context and creative resolution capable of changing behavior and shaping belief in brands. Active clients include Ameren, Bayer, Biogen, Marriott, Pratt & Whitney and Schnucks.  
    There are many benefits to working at HLK including the following:
    A casual, collaborative work environment
    Unlimited time off
    Paid sabbatical
    Medical insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    401(k) plan with a company match
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.