Managing Director

Imprint Projects is a post-advertising creative agency.

Our mission is to replace advertising with cultural production and dialogue. We elevate the world’s most influential brands with cultural content, experiences, and community programming. Clients include global brands like Levi’s, Sonos, Virgin, and Google.

Community and culture is what we do, so a passion for music, art, design, fashion, technology, and social activism is important. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, our days are fast-paced and exciting, but the vibe is comfortable and collaborative. We take care of our people with great benefits and endless opportunities for growth. Leadership prioritizes simplicity, transparency, and humanity.

OVERVIEW
The Managing Director role is equal parts strategist and leader, with the ability to steer the team and implement our mission WHILE delivering great work to our clients. You will build and support the team in San Francisco while acting as a mentor to our hard working and talented staff who will look to you to help them navigate their projects and careers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CLIENT WORK
  • Leads cross-functional project teams against all client engagements; Creative, Strategy and Production to ensure great work is delivered
  • Ultimately responsible for oversight and managing the profitability of each client engagement
  • Maintain constant communication with client contacts enabling an ever-present pulse on health of the engagement.
  • Ensure team is aligned and resourced appropriately across all projects
  • Oversee Executive Producers in developing budgets and proposals for new projects
  • Assist teams in leading and facilitating key meetings and presentations to clients
OPERATIONS
  • Work with Senior Managing Director and CXO to develop the policies, practices and procedures that govern the company’s routine operations to ensure a more efficient workflow and better experience for clients
  • Cultivate a collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • Lead by example by using online project management software, collaboration tools, calendars, file-sharing, time tracking, and company expense tracking
NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Identify and cultivate new business opportunities within existing clients, lead the team to execute
  • Support CCO and Head of Strategic Initiatives in developing opportunities with new clients
  • Lead proposal and strategic development process from beginning to end: relationship building, document preparation, pitching and negotiation
PEOPLE
  • Identify resource requests and present to Sr. Leadership
  • Responsible for identifying talent, managing the growth of a team, and maintaining network of freelancers to plug and play when appropriate
  • Lead Mid and End of year review process and employee growth plans
REPORTING
  • Reports to the Chief Experience Officer (SF based)
  • Manages Creative Director/s and Executive Producer/s
  • Leads cross-functional project teams

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