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Traffic Manager

Traffic Manager

ID 
2018-2016
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Location 
Seattle
City/State/Country 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
Creative
Posted Date 
2/2/2018
Company 
Filson

More information about this job

Overview

In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

 

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

 

Traffic Manager

The Traffic Manager is responsible for efficiently and effectively scheduling and tracking the progress of all Filson digital and print projects for all channels from internal/external Clients through the Creative team. The Traffic Manager will have experience working at a fast pace in a team-oriented, collaborative environment under multiple simultaneous deadlines, and will be committed to upholding the integrity of and promoting Filson’s brand.

Responsibilities

  • Create estimates, timelines, schedules, tasks, and budgets as necessary for new projects received from internal/external Clients
  • Review timelines with Clients for approval, including interim deadlines at each project stage; work with Clients to negotiate deadlines
  • Within budget limitations, outsource surplus work to freelancers and temporary contractors to ensure scheduled delivery
  • Assign tasks including but not limited to the following areas: Copy, graphics, image assets, outstanding photography, creative reviews, production, prepress, and delivery
  • Ensure that work is distributed equally and fairly between Creative staff
  • Reviews and understands Project Brief details prior to communication to the copywriter and/or designer, including a review of the deadlines to ensure minimal rush requests. Ensure that job requests have necessary information required to start the projects
  • Work with freelancers and temporary contractors to familiarize them with project overviews and in-house processes
  • Ensures that designers and copywriters assigned with specific tasks are executing them according to schedule and to meet ever-changing needs
  • Conduct productive and efficient Creative Reviews with approving parties
  • React to new developments promptly and efficiently
  • Reports any problems affecting job quality or due dates to the Creative Director and Art Directors
  • Conduct frequent meetings to review items/tasks assigned and due for the day and determine if there are any roadblocks; communicate issues with Creative/Marketing teams and Clients
  • Ensure that the work is being completed on schedule and budget
  • Track project status checkpoints to ensure that the work is being completed on schedule and budget
  • Submit job to accounting for invoicing when appropriate, assessing final vs. budgeted costs

Qualifications

  • Five years of experience as a Traffic Manager
  • Degree in advertising, marketing, or a related field
  • Relentless organization, uncompromising integrity, and a detail-oriented management style
  • Proficient with digital project/traffic management systems, ie. Basecamp
  • Proactive problem-solving; skillful and effective communication
  • Excellent ability to lead people and teams under tight deadlines
  • Agility and flexibility dealing with shifting schedules
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Desire to provide exceptional customer service
  • Capacity to interact well with outside clients as well as internal employees
  • Excellent proficiency with traffic management software
  • Thorough understanding of Marketing, Creative, and Accounting processes
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of workflow management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met of any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform those essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Regularly sit and stand
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to use computers and other office equipment
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to lift, squeeze, pinch, grab products/items/supplies
  • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve products and supplies
  • See, talk, and hear
  • Occasionally required to move or lift up to 20 pounds

 

 

Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive.  Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Filson is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Discrimina­tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally incon­sistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

 

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.

 

 

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