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Visual Art Director, Birkenstock


Neustadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


Senior Manager


PR, Marketing & Communications



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description


• Manage creative workflow of multiple projects simultaneously - receive, vet, assign, prioritize and track the strategy and execution to meet deadlines

• Create project timelines and track complex projects through all stages of creative development - from briefing to production and final delivery; maintain/adjust workflow as needed

• Define production schedules, prchase orders and software tools to route projects in the most efficient manner possible

• Lead kickoff meetings and project reviews, including capturing key ideas, creative feedback and action items

• Track and report project health on a regular basis, including communicating status of milestones and deliverables

• Project future resource needs based on expected and changing workloads, and report regularly to executives on projects

• Manage Creative Server/Global Edit Library and maintain

• Ensure the strategic voice and look and feel for each project is being reinforced and maintained throughout project timeline

The Ideal Candidate


 • Project management experience in a high-volume brand, global advertising or other creative agency

• Must be a model multi-tasker, detail oriented, excellent communicator and be able to manage complex project workflows within short timelines with confidence

• Very good knowledge of drawing programs such as Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Draw and Photoshop

• A strong understanding of the creative process and the ability to manage project workflow with a maximum level of efficiency

• Specific understanding of the rhythm, timing and flow of typical creative projects needed to support an agency environment

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to keep both the Creative team and Clients informed of project status, changes and concerne

• Comfortable with making quick decisions; diplomatic demeanor in managing expectations or resolving conflicts

BIRKENSTOCK offers all the advantages of a successful, rapidly expanding, global enterprise: a dynamic work environment, plenty of creative leeway, an authentic and open corporate culture, and excellent development opportunities. Sounds interesting? That’s because it is! We look forward to receiving your online application together with details of your salary expectations.

Language skills

  1. German, Professional working proficiency
  2. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

BIRKENSTOCK is a global footwear brand that stands for quality, function, and all-round well-being. With more than 3,500 employees, this traditional, sixth-generation family-run business is also one of the German footwear industry’s biggest employers. The company’s historic roots can be traced as far back as 1774. BIRKENSTOCK was already using the term “footbed” in the 1930s, giving it the meaning which is commonly understood by consumers all over the world to this day – as a synonym for outstanding comfort when walking and standing. By the early 1970s, BIRKENSTOCK had become a global player. Manufactured in Germany, the sandals are now sold in more than 100 countries on all continents. BIRKENSTOCK also has a growing range of enclosed shoes, children’s shoes, and occupational footwear, as well as specialist products for orthopedic retailers, socks, bags, and belts. In 2017, BIRKENSTOCK added sleep systems and natural cosmetics (BIRKENSTOCK Natural Care) to its portfolio of products. The company is headquartered in Neustadt (Wied). BIRKENSTOCK has nine sites in Germany, in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Bavaria, and Saxony. The long-standing family-owned enterprise also operates its own sales offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom.