Agency Creative Project Lead

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
08 Sep 2022
01 Nov 2022
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
The Project and Program Lead will work directly with the Creative Director of the Agency to help oversee and optimize the department. They will support with creative operations, team management, workflow and resource allocation across the department and aggregate information under one holistic view. This person will ensure that the Creative Director prioritizes their workload and based on critical meetings and initiatives, in addition to granting approval for the various stakeholders to execute based on business needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Be aware of timing constraints and be prepared to escalate issues or conflicts.
* Partner with People & Development on Global Leadership Team led deliverables in addition to corporate initiatives
* Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues.
* Communicate to stakeholders, partners and leadership across all phases of work; report back to Creative Director on a need-to-know basis
* Monitor, track, and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies, and critical path deliverables.
* Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment, demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
* Deliver appropriate and effective executive-level communication, tailoring structure, and content of messaging to the needs of the audience. Partner with P&D as appropriate.
* Support with building decks and presentations as needed

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience in the fashion industry within a creative agency or in house team environment
* Ability to constructively evaluate projects in terms of client needs, budgets, and schedules, providing creative solutions for challenging situations.
* Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills, with a proven track record of managing priorities to help your creative team produce on time deliverables for their clients
* Experience in a fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple projects and priorities across multiple channels
* Excellent leadership and communication skills
* Strategic thinker, able to translate business objectives into project plans
* Creative and innovative thinker with a solution-oriented approach and ability to identify opportunities and efficiencies
* Collaborative, customer focused, motivated, and energetic with ability to motivate teams Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Keynote; ability to learn additional systems quickly

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