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Supervisor, Creative Production Job

DATE: Jul 16, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87473 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Marketing 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


Job title: Supervisor, Creative Production

General Summary: The Creative Production Supervisor is accountable for the organized, efficient and high-quality production of memorable, cool and trend appropriate marketing content. The Creative Production Supervisor helps concept and execute the brand’s photo and video-based campaigns. Partners collaboratively and professionally with merchants, trend team and other marketing partners to create quality content to drive traffic and brand loyalty. Responsible for all logistics of photoshoots including crew, locations, styling, shot lists, product deliveries, and team travel.

Reports to:  Creative Director


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shepherds a steady flow of projects from conception to execution to deliver on the business strategy
  • Develops and contributes to creative solutions to solve briefs and new concepts
  • Manages execution of Big Ideas and business goals
  • Evolves and implements new and stronger processes, keeping projects productive and healthy
  • Collaborates with marketing channel partners to effectively execute creative vision across all channels and platforms
  • Seamlessly communicates risks and opportunities to partners and stakeholders with a solutions-oriented approach
  • Plans, schedules and resources assigned photoshoots, ensuring that deliverables and deadlines are met
  • Ensures quality and success through assessing risks, managing change requests that impact scope, resource planning, meeting budget and timely completion of photoshoot deliverables
  • Develops, maintains and updates multiple individual budgets for each project and proactively identify savings
  • Organizes all pre-production, production, and postproduction documents to ensure all proper paperwork is processed, filed and stored for future needs
  • Manages and coordinates crew on shoot operations ensuring project is completed on time and within creative vision
  • Provides project management, documentation and reporting at appropriate stages of the project, workflow breakdown (task time allocation, resources, cost implications), detailed plans and schedules, project logs, and periodic status reports as needed

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated initiative and innovation using a proactive, team-oriented approach
  • Proficient PC and Mac knowledge: Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Outlook
  • Strong, clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Adaptable to last minute changes in schedules or tasks
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the decision and direction taken




  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in advertising, marketing, media production project management (or related field)
  • Experience working with tracking and organization project management systems



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in advertising, marketing, media production project management (or related field)

Designer Brands believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws.  Designer Brands also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Director, or by contacting Human Resources at HR-DSW@dswinc.comDesigner Brands will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on Designer Brands. For any inquiries related to the hiring process, please reach out to © 2019 Designer Brands Inc. All rights reserved.


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