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Director, Branded Operations

Los Angeles, United States

Director, Branded Operations

Reporting to the VP Operations, Branded, the Director of Operations, Branded is responsible for creating and maintaining a healthy ecosystem of processes, systems, management practices, and for fostering a cycle of continuous learning and performance improvement so that the Branded Team is always moving towards maximum operational effectiveness. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker and dot-connector, has a deep understanding of the creative process, is passionate about process innovation and brings positive energy and commitment to everything they do. He/she is a supportive manager and an effective delegator but also enjoys rolling up his/her sleeves to tackle projects both big and small.

This job is full-time, based in Los Angeles, and we offer competitive compensation and stock option program. Not to mention – a super collaborative work environment overflowing with perks ranging from snacks and drinks. Please include a cover letter with your application.

Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally with business teams on process optimization initiatives
  • Identify scalable solutions, including the creation and/or implementation of tools and processes, to improve productivity for the branded business
  • Provide visibility into the branded production pipeline to ensure optimal staffing across projects and timely delivery of in-progress programs
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and best practices between departments, empowering all teams with the necessary information to successfully produce branded products and offerings
  • Manage internal operations for existing and new ad product offerings; create workflows and processes, identify execution teams and escalation paths, lead internal trainings, etc.
  • Oversee internal creative resource management, providing transparency into team utilization and workload capacity
  • Maintain business operations reporting and analysis
  • Track program and product KPIs, leveraging data and feedback to inform ad product recommendations and future process improvements
  • Own the implementation and maintenance of internal or third-party project management tools
  • Develop strong relationships with key Internal stakeholders across sales, client service and creative teams

Requirements

  • 8+ years experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about social media and BuzzFeed products
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills and an ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problem
  • Solution-oriented approach and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and fluid environment, as well as situations of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Startup experience a plus
  • Seeks accuracy with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates organizational, planning, and execution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort with client interfacing role
  • Demonstrated proclivity in Technology, Internet and/or Media/Advertising
  • Project Management with integrated content production experience  preferred
  • Video experience preferred
  • Strong, proven management and communication skills
About BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is a global media company that produces and distributes original news, entertainment and video. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology and reaches a global audience of over 200M monthly uniques and 1.5B monthly video views.