Director, Creative Project Management

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

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New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2024
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we now have teams in Rio, Paris, London and Italy supporting the expansion across the globe.

Sol de Janeiro is looking for a Director, Creative Project Management to help lead the project management and production globally with the goal of developing creative assets across all categories. This person is responsible for marketing satisfaction, relationship growth, driving the creative/marketing innovation of our business and delivering best in class quality of service. This position is crucial in driving innovation and creative excellence.

This candidate will drive comprehensive project management of all Global Creative programs including marketing briefs and job request review, staff management, workload prioritization, coordination of briefings and status meetings and general troubleshooting. This role will work with the projects managers to monitor the steps in the New Product Launch Creative process. They will be responsible for ensuring adherence to project-defined timetable guidelines. This candidate should be highly organized, have outstanding communication skills, and be a self-starter who can hit the ground running. This candidate will report into the Executive Director, Global Creative Operations and work closely with cross-functional partners within Creative, Marketing, and Packaging. Must be comfortable working a hybrid schedule with being in the office 2 to 3 days a week and be within 1 hour commute to NYC.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Creative Project Management for the brand and determine priorities of projects and workload.
  • Drive project timelines while effectively communicating and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Manage, with staff, the tracking of projects through all phases of creative development from request through release of final artwork.
  • Lead Creative Project Status meetings and send weekly status reports on all open project requests to our internal partners.
  • Conduct project kick-off meetings for large scale or new initiatives, to review the scope of work and ensure the project requestor and design directors are aligned on the vision and timetable.
  • Effectively lead, develop, and motivate and support 4-person team focused on project management.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with all internal and external partners, while representing the department with a professional and team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Take full ownership and accountability for proper planning, oversight, and execution of project assignments.
  • Address gaps and obstacles in the existing creative process and propose solutions and options. Install methodologies designed to enhance team effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently elevate the infrastructure and operations of the creative department to increase deliverables output, while supporting the creative process.
  • Act as primary liaison and communication "bridge" day to day between Creative Services & Marketing, solving conflicts, building relationships, and creating a culture of transparency between both departments.
  • Promote cross-functional collaboration between Creative, Marketing, and other relevant departments. This approach ensures that input and feedback from various stakeholders are integrated into creative projects, resulting in more well-rounded and impactful campaigns.
  • Prioritize creative projects based on marketing strategies, brand priorities, and market demands. This ensures that the most important and time-sensitive projects receive the necessary attention and resources.
  • Assist in training and facilitating understanding of project management tools across the organization.
  • Foster positive working relationships, facilitate communication, and promote a collaborative team environment.
  • Communicate and prioritize upcoming projects for the Creative team so they can focus on the creative and not be burdened with the planning of their work.


  • Commit to broader responsibility & accountability for sustainability, diversity & inclusion while staying true to the Sol de Janeiro mission.
  • Demonstrate kindness and respect, empathy, inclusion, and humility, and ensure these are at the core of all interactions.
  • Create value and positive impact across all elements of our Brand, operations, teams, partners, and the broader world.
  • Exude passion for Sol de Janeiro and deeply appreciate and understand the Brand DNA.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in a creative operations fast-paced, creative environment (beauty and/or agency experience is a plus).
  • Experience managing and mentoring a team.
  • Experience building scopes of work, analyzing creative briefs to ensure all information is captured.
  • Willingness to embrace change to refine process in an operational creative environment.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office 365. Comfortable in Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Experience with Wrike or similar Project Management platforms.
  • Collaborative team player who can effectively work with designers, marketers, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and manage priorities.
  • Understand how to prioritize projects according to the brand needs and timelines.
  • Ability to proactively seek diversification of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Has the natural passion to work in a creative environment with the emotional intelligence and sensitivity to work with creative.
  • Embodies the values and principles of the Sol De Janeiro manifesto, by fostering an internal culture of belonging, empathy, and kindness.
  • Smart, creative thinker with a sense of humor and excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Extremely adaptable and solution oriented.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, embrace change, and meet tight deadlines.

Salary Range

$135,000—$150,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


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