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PLACED: Executive Director, Package Design; Beauty; NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world. This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, the ED, Packaging is responsible for the impactful creation of shelf-back, social-ready 2D designs and package design layouts that help drive overall brand strategy. You understand that packaging is the key sales vehicle and design with consumer shopping habits in mind, across all channels (travel retail, specialty multi, department stores, online) in partnership with visual merchandising & store design. Strong in industrial design, this seasoned ED leads teams in concepting and ideating product designs (primary packaging) in line with brand needs and market trends, bringing packaging newness to product innovations while staying true to heritage facets of the brand identity. Utilizing retail expertise, the ED designs across various consumer touch points, including specialty-multi and open-sell as priority, with a strong focus on social/e-commerce. Partnering with other departments to ensure omni-channel connectivity, you leverage knowledge of competitive landscape and trends, always having a finger on the pulse, gaining inspiration from everywhere.

To be successful, you must foster an environment that rewards new ideas and moves them forward; this may challenge standard practices but helps generate fresh opportunities for the brand and the team. A savvy collaborator who provides clear direction across a complex structure, you build and develop diverse and inter-connected teams in support of overall brand objectives.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!

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PLACED: Director of Project Management, In-house, Beauty, NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world.

This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, you’ll oversee activities within the Global Project Management Office for Creative Operations. This position partners with senior/executive management to ensure that all creative activities are aligned to business strategies and priorities. This role is responsible for pushing the envelope with new processes, techniques and technologies while also driving a cycle of continuous improvement within existing teams and processes. Further, this position will setup and drive the global framework for creative activities and toolsets in all offices worldwide. The brand is increasingly doing more digital asset creation and video, and this person would need to help lead the operational evolution to enable that strategy to come to life. Also…

  • Develop and implement initiatives to increase efficiency and quality of project execution
  • Facilitate meetings to ensure decisions are reached, risks are addressed and stakeholders are appropriately engaged and informed to move work forward against deadlines and budgets
  • Work to install methodologies designed to enhance team effectiveness
  • Coordinate the overall development, compilation, and monitoring of PMO goals
  • Review and monitor team dashboards and report on day to day operational status to Brand President and managers
  • Create a network with all global project management functions; review and ensure alignment of all project timelines within the PMO globally
  • Generate and maintain integrated (cross-functional) business plan with associated goals, risks and risk mitigation plans to meet brand strategic objectives
  • Coordinate yearly project lists and priorities
  • Develop and implement project processes to provide a global view of projects and also develop KPIs, prioritization and resource planning metrics
  • Hire, coach, and manage a team of PMs, who manage the various creative projects in the book of work

The ideal candidate has experience with in-house and agency environments that have a heavy production output (product, digital, production, broadcast, post). You have the ability to influence outcomes and hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive, assertive and positive manner. With a minimum of 12+ years’ experience as a creative project management lead, you’re adept with presentation, facilitation, negotiation, and pitching skills and well versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of a portfolio of projects. You have experience working closely with finance, creative and marketing services and are comfortable utilizing technology platforms, ie. SmartSheet. Please have experience in recruiting, hiring, managing, developing, and motivating. PMP with knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and/or MBA a plus.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!

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PLACED: Integrated Producer, Print/Digital, $60-65K, NYC

Small Agency of the Year winner! (Yup, this is where you need to work.)

Fun-spirited, indie ad shop is seeking a sharp-as-a-tack Integrated Producer to join their team. This agency works in an integrated way, and that means being able to fully appreciate any and all solutions to clients’ challenges. They don’t have pre-conceived solutions, and believe each idea/solution/opportunity should be carefully considered and thought through; you’ll lead the process of doing just that.  This is a creative-led agency that gets hired by direct-model clients who need every dollar to produce a result for them, not just to create awareness.

If you are an entrepreneurial Producer looking for a rewarding challenge and the chance to build your own processes, then this is the role for you. With ownership of projects from conception to completion, you’ll manage the day to day Print/Digital production needs of various clients and supervise studio artists. An organizational guru, you have the ability to work under tight deadlines on multiple projects with shifting priorities while maintaining a positive outlook. You know that details matter, so you ensure that all work produced is technically correct, resulting in high-quality, printer-ready and web-ready files. You love process and systems, keep accurate records and manage all project budgets. Internally, you have great working relationships with Account people and Creatives alike; externally, vendors look forward to hearing from you, even when negotiating costs. You are a natural coach and leader, and can easily adapt to diverse team members and styles of work. Ideally, you have 4 years of production management experience in an advertising agency or creative department, with a focus on print production; digital production management experience is a plus. And please, be nice to be around.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Production Artist, $35-50K, NYC

Do you have a passion for the arts, culture, and education?

Then stop selling toilet paper, pills, or cars and join an agency whose focus is on the things in life that enrich us: museums, libraries, gardens, performing arts, visual artists, education, and non-profits.

Named a “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s magazine, this boutique independent ad agency is seeking a high-performance junior Production Artist to assist in creating long-lasting cultural connections.  This role will focus on engaging audiences across all media channels, from social to traditional print work; as such, your background should be truly integrated, including digital.  You’ll partner with a Creative Director on projects ranging from resizing and collecting files for publishers to retouching and video.  To succeed in this collaborative and casual environment, please be pro-active, detail-oriented, articulate and polished.  Previous ad agency experience is a plus – preferably 1 year or an intense internship at minimum.

Sounds great, right?  Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinlodgenyc.com.  Not for you?  Share with someone in your network.