Sr Group Manager Creative Producer
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Sunnyvale, California, United States Sales & Marketing 210241 At
Intuitive, we believe that minimally invasive care is
life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology,
we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes
us unique. As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have
been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a
difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided
our journey to help solve some of healthcare's complex
challenges.-- We believe a great idea can come from
anywhere-inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We
value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn,
the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences to help us
think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to
support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our
mission and strive to achieve their highest potential. Join a team
committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of
healthcare professionals and their patients. Together,--let's--help
to advance the world of minimally invasive care.-- Primary Function
of Position: Brand and Creative is Intuitive's global brand
strategy and creative group. We lead the strategy and evolution of
the global Intuitive brand across all corporate properties and
owned channels inclusive of marketing, advertising, and promotional
efforts. The primary role of the Sr Group Manager Creative Producer
within the Brand and Creative team is to establish best practices
for improving the planning and readiness of project requests from
across the business as they move from strategic opportunity to
defined requirements and creative briefs that are prioritized for
execution. The role is typical of a Senior Account Manager, found
at an external agency. The Sr Group Manager Creative Producer will
serve this function within our internal Brand and Creative group.
They will be responsible for proactively leading the planning of
projects, ensuring we have complete project requirement documents
from stakeholders, supporting the co-creation of those requirements
if necessary, securing internal or external project resources, and
working with the Brand and Creative Project Management team to
kick-off and support the successful project development process
with the creative teams through launch. The Sr Group Manager
Creative Producer will report to the Sr Director, Brand and
Creative and work proactively and productively across the business
and with Senior Executives to prioritize and prepare programs
approved by the Marketing PMO for creative development. This
process will require a leader who knows how to be prepared with
data when necessary and have the gravitas and EQ to know when to
hold a position or accommodate change within reason. They will be
the primary source of calm and clarity to ensure project requests
reaching the Brand and Creative teams are in a state of readiness
to begin, key stakeholders are kept informed, team DRI's held
accountable for complete and accurate input, and timely feedback
and status provided throughout the process. The multi-disciplinary
capability of the Brand and Creative team includes Brand Strategy,
Content Strategy and Copywriting, Graphic Design, Video Production,
Virtual Event Production, 3D Rendering and Photography, Motion
Graphics, UX/UI Design, and Project Management. Key
- You have at least 10 years of experience working for
world-class global brands in an in-house or agency role as part of
a centralized creative, marketing, or integrated communications
- You have progressed through your career as an Account Manager,
Creative Operations leader, or Program Manager driving continuous
improvement along your career journey.
- You have measurable experience managing creative workflow for
integrated programs that cross print, video, digital, and
- You are adept at using shared project management and ticketing
software such as Workfront and Jira to manage teams, process, and
- You have a desire and proven ability to manage teams, nurture
talent, and influence adjacent teams.
- You have proven experience presenting managing Executive and
- You are comfortable and effective in communicating high-level
concepts and overall business direction in one-on-one settings in
addition to large groups.
- You are a strategic thinker, comfortable navigating ambiguity
and helping partners align with brand, creative, and editorial
- You are able to synthesize and organize information quickly
within a deadline to support moving projects forward.
- You have extraordinary communication and negotiation skills and
build rapport, credibility, and influence with partners working in
a highly dynamic, highly matrix'd organization.
- You understand that team and personal success comes from
building positive relationships with colleagues and business
- Your time and project management skills are excellent; you are
curious, learn quickly, and can accommodate rapid change.
- You are exacting in your attention to detail; your written
communication is specific, actionable, and error free.
- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. Role & Responsibility:
- Serve as primary conduit between Marketing PMO and Brand and
Creative teams to validate requests against approved projects as
determined by the business.
- Identify gaps in planning, project requirements, and success
metrics; working with stakeholders and the Brand and Creative team
to unblock projects.
- Lead the Brand and Creative Project Management team connecting
the Marketing PMO with the daily project management and operational
- Establish common planning and program management methodology
including project requirement documentation, stakeholder reporting
standards, and best-practices that are portable and applicable to
US, EU and APAC marketing teams and creative vendors.
- Actively participate in PMO specific meetings and planning
sessions to represent and convey strategic Brand and Creative
project considerations and priorities.
- Manage the identification and approval process of global
vendors in coordination with the Brand Strategy, Creative, and
Media Production teams.
- Use data to report project status, areas of inefficiency, and
highlight opportunities of improvement.
- Use your problem-solving skills to implement process changes to
improve efficiency and the quality of the creative output within
- Quantify the demand vs capacity, efficiency, and cost of
projects and resources led by the Brand and Creative team to
support future financial and human capital investment.
- Coordinate with regional team members and Corporate Brand and
Creative teams to onboard and train vendors so they are set up for
successful engagements with Intuitive.
- Deliver quarterly updates on Brand and Creative program
performance against PMO plans making sure Workfront, Jira, and
other relevant performance data is up-to-date and accurate.
- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time for regional team
alignment or program support. Experience & Education:
- Minimum 10+ years of project management or creative operations
experience in an in-house creative group, creative agency or
similar environment. Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all
qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and
harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age,
religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic
information or any other status protected under federal, state, or
local applicable laws. We will consider for employment qualified
applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with
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