New York Times Director of Delivery, Fake Love in New York, New York
Fake Love is seeking a visionary leader to oversee successful and seamless delivery of all projects. This includes overseeing internal agency project management workflow aspects as well as logistical production execution. This role requires strong, positive leader who can adapt and problem solve through any situation. This role supports both existing clients and business development efforts.
In this role, the Director of Delivery is expected to:
Represent the Delivery function as a Fake Love agency leader, developing and implementing an overarching plan to build a cohesive, holistic Delivery Department at the agency and guiding the long-term vision over time:
Identify any needs resources to run a smooth operation, whether it be talent, tools or operational needs
Develop best practice process workflows to smoothly guide a project from kickoff through completion.
Partner with cross-functional leadership to rollout operational and process improvements across teams
Constantly identify ongoing optimizations to the way we’re working in order to become more efficient and streamlined in our day to day project lifecycle
Develop and manage a strong Project Management team at the agency, specifically:
Build out and define a new discipline of expert team leaders that oversee the success of a project from beginning to end, including event, digital and hybrid builds
Oversee a team that defines the most efficient approach for every project and proactively manages all logistics, timing, budgets and team resources
Cultivate a team that proactively identifies and mitigates risks throughout the course of any project and can support the Business Directors in a client-facing capacity
Implement a strong digital project management practice and rollout agile methodology to foster greater collaboration between technology and creative teams
Overall, this team is accountable to overall quality of work and internal team health
Assemble and oversee a team of skilled Producers, specifically responsible for:
Management of all logistical production aspects of any project, including production budgets, vendor relationships, fabrication and successful installation/launch
Producing across a variety of project types, from events to technical hardware installations
Sourcing top quality vendors at efficient rates and proactively managing against overall project budgets
Trouble-shooting and managing risks of any kind leading up to and during the event or installation
15+ years experience in project management/production
Deep industry knowledge of experiential production and agency inner-workings
Experience overseeing and managing a large team
Able to work with differing personality types and build consensus across teams
Adaptable problem-solver with high change tolerance and an ability to manage many tasks in a fast-paced environment
A strong knowledge of industry talent and vendors
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
Open to travel as necessary
The Director of Delivery possesses the following attributes:
Manage a dual-discipline team, cultivating expert Project Managers and Producer talent
Responsible for departmental vision, structure and management while providing leadership, accountability, and mentorship to team members
Proactive, positive problem-solving on a daily basis
Collaborates with cross-functional leadership to guide the agency’s direction and ultimate success
Understand business objectives, challenges and opportunities of target and industry
Work with the cross disciplinary team to assess new business risk, constraints, and opportunities (schedule / scope / resources) and make qualified decisions on what new business to pursue and how to approach it.
Identify the most efficient way to approach any business ask, within budget and timing constraints, providing all team members with they plan on how to proceed, adapting as necessary as factors change
Oversight and management of vendors and their output
Thoughtful, transparent and accountable in every aspect of your work
Champion the latest ideas in creative production and ensure quality standards are adhered to
Benefits and Perks:
Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
We offer a competitive parental leave.
We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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