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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
 
Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Monday, May 30, 2022
 
   
 
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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Job

We are seeking a Senior Manager, Project Management who will oversee the day-to-day operations & execution of all creative & brand projects as well as manage workflow & cross-functional communications connecting multiple aspects of the business in order to bring order & process to the company.  This role will also be responsible for reimagining the project management process for the RTR Brand org & managing the cross-functional connection points, processes, & planning cycles between marketing, creative, brand, & fashion teams as it relates to creative development & approvals. The Senior Manager, Project Management will be critical in redefining processes as we go from briefings to creative development to on-time approvals to delivery of assets.

The ideal candidate will facilitate the high quality of marketing output for the company, ensuring that creative initiatives & projects are resourced, tracked, & delivered on time. To be most effective in this role, you must be highly collaborative, strategic in understanding each teams goals in relation to company objectives, & conceptual & flexible in your ability to implement pivotal workflow processes in a creative environment. 

You will support the Creative team in getting work completed on time, within budget, & with all of the right stakeholders buy-in. The ideal candidate will be solutions-focused & able to mitigate risk by anticipating various scenarios throughout the course of a project & build actionable plans accordingly. You will monitor the progression of projects, alleviate bottlenecks as needed & act as the hub of information for the Marketing & Creative teams.

Reporting to the Director, Brand Operations,  this is a highly cross-functional role that will work directly with stakeholders across brand, creative, revenue, fashion, & growth marketing teams. 

What Youll Do: 

  • Lead the flow of the creative development process across integrated mediums for the Marketing & Creative teams including but not limited to tracking, briefing, & cross-department communication for traditional, digital, social, OOH, video, & print deliverables.
  • Build & manage the Project Management function & project workflow ensuring that initiatives are kept on task & schedule.
  • Develop & own all timelines including project kickoffs & stakeholder reviews; ensuring projects are delivered on time & on brief in accordance with goals.
  • Identify & implement solutions & tools for improving project management timelines, workflows, & processes.
  • Continuously evaluate workflow processes & cross-team communication to keep improving efficiencies & establish best practices for collaborative efforts.
  • Oversee resource management & workflow of company creators, including but not limited to graphic designers & video editors.
  • Coordinate meetings with necessary stakeholders, consolidate feedback & ensure that teams understand next steps, & assign action items. 
  • Manage concurrent projects, ticketing, developing timelines with key milestones, delivery, & proper cataloging of assets.
  • Continuously evaluate & communicate the status of ongoing projects, identify any bottlenecks or risks, & manage expectations as needed. 
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders across the company. 
  • Motivate, support, & understand teams: business partners, brand strategists, art directors, designers, copywriters, content creators, & producers.
  • Create an environment that encourages cross-functional alignment & momentum; facilitate collaboration & connection points across company departments to gather necessary inputs for decision-making.

About You: 

  • You have 8 years of creative operations/project management experience in an agency or in-house. 
  • You have experience partnering with leadership & a true understanding of full-funnel Marketing & Creative teams. 
  • You are familiar with fast-paced, tech-driven creative & marketing environments. 
  • You have demonstrated experience setting up / optimizing processes aimed at improving workflow. 
  • You have proven experience cultivating strong cross-functional relationships. 
  • You are fluent in creative development, project management, & production experience across product design & UX, content (video, photo & print) digital marketing (email, paid social) integrated marketing campaigns (OTT, OOH, experiential).
  • You have experience managing the creative development process & workload distribution.
  • You have experience building deliverables lists & managing teams to deliver against
    requirements.
  • You have experience building timelines & managing creative development & production schedules.
  • You are a highly collaborative, team player, strong influencer, & relationship builder
  • You thrive in a fast-paced organization & enjoy working hard. You take initiative & are energized by challenges.
  • You have experience with Project Management software like Smartsheet, Asana, Monday.com, Workfront, etc.
  • You are a highly collaborative self-starter, driven by creative excellence with a finely tuned aesthetic sense.
  • You are a strong communicator with a can-do, positive attitude & a strong desire to learn & get things done.

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, were committed to the wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you & if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy & applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 
 
 
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