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Director Ecom Image Production

Company: UA Brands (Uniform Advantage Brands)
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT UA/UNIFORM ADVANTAGE BRANDSFor over 35 years, UA Brands has been synonymous with fashion-forward specialty apparel for the medical and culinary professions.We are proud to support our valued customers - true heroes giving back with every shift. Our culture includes a long history of philanthropy and . Our strong values and unique culture are built on collaborating not merely as coworkers, but as family and friends. From the beginning, we provide candidates an authentic look into how UA Brands embraces their skills and perspectives, all in ways that continue to set us apart.ABOUT THE ROLEUA Brands is looking for a highly skilled director to join the image operations group and work side-by-side with our passionate content creators, in our in-house Creative Services Department located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Visual content is important to the success of our business. The eCommerce Image Production Operations Director is a member of the Image Team who plays a crucial role in ensuring that UA Brands has the best possible visual content to help customers choose products with confidence.The right candidate will provide leadership to image team leads and managers who oversee the day-to-day operations (photo studio, retouching image editing, video editing, asset management, etc.) of the e-commerce product image workflows and premedia deliverables. They will possess natural leadership abilities to create and maintain a positive and creative working environment for a blended team made up of global staff and service agencies.The primary objectives are not only department level operational efficiency and effectiveness through streamlined processes, while driving key business expectations on an daily basis, but also to develop technical skills and talent who adhere to the our quality standards and industry leading brand aesthetic goals.At UA we believe, a uniform that feels great, looks good and fits right can literally transform the wearer's day. We are looking for enthusiastic people who can move our company forward, fulfilling our purpose to make workdays better, while building a career for themselves.The right candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of retouching and recoloring principles, visual standards, and technical skillsets required to teach and guide image specialist to produce premedia assets at scale for all e-commerce mediums.This position is an in-house, hybrid role, also working from our Fort Lauderdale corporate office, who reports to the VP, Creative who also works hybrid from our Fort Lauderdale corporate office.WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Lead daily operations of digital image production teams ensuring work is completed on time and following visual style guidelines.
  • Review baseline image assets and provide feedback for improvement as part of a standard quality assurance process.
  • Monitor, report on and improve speed-to-site operations involving Photography, Image Selection, Forecasting, Asset Management and Retouching teams.
  • Create and maintain asset delivery project plans and service level agreements.
  • Ensure operations run smoothly by distributing workloads across team members and developing simple, efficient process.
  • Weekly, monthly, quarterly level reporting and dashboard of key performance indicators to monitor operational health and provide visibility into opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Manage budget and operational costs to ensure a healthy ROI
  • Ensure feedback to creative professionals while communicating to their leadership team.
  • Manage business partner exceptions through effective forecasting and communication
  • Support team leads and members through 1:1 coaching.
  • Monitor and report on team member quality and productivity including mid-year, and annual performance reviews.WHAT YOU'LL BRING
    • A proven track record to drive key initiative and communicate action plans
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills with ability to research issues where solution is not readily apparent. This would include proven track record in promoting efficiency through innovative technologies, third-party service partners, industry best practices and continuous improvement methodologies
    • Proactive, work ethicthat thrives in a performance-driven culture and team-oriented approach, with demonstrated consistency in actions, methods, principles, expectations, and outcomes
    • Excellent communications skillswith the ability to develop working relationships across the business with creatives, business partners, and technical personnel to drive exceptional results
    • Exceptional eye with keen understanding of product photography lighting principles, creating photorealistic shadows and renderings to create strong composition, define shape and separation, and troubleshoot efficient image rendering scripts and workflows. Strong coaching, planning and change management skills
    • Self-motivated, professional, with an enthusiastic demeanor
    • Advance Level Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects; Capture One, Lightroom, Ned Graphics, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPointPreferred Experience
      • 4+ years of hands-on experience in image editing, retouching, color correction work and prepping files for final use in a commercial environment.
      • 1+ years of experience in working with digital photography, animation, or video production.
      • 2-5 years demonstrated leadership, coaching, teaching, project management and critical-thinking abilities utilized daily in a large-scale commercial environment
      • 2-4 years with cloud-based asset management systems and best practicesBENEFITSUA BRANDS offers a full range of benefits allowing you the opportunity to customize a benefits package that addresses both your health and financial needs.
        • Medical and Pharmacy Coverage
        • Dental and Vision Coverage
        • Life/AD&D Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program - support for everyday challenges
        • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching - Save for your future
        • Short & Long Term Disability - Company Paid
        • Accident, Hospital Care and Critical Illness Insurance - Protect your Income
        • Auto and Home Insurance
        • Legal Insurance and ID Theft Protection
        • Nationwide Pet Insurance
        • Holiday Pay
        • Paid Time Off - Life Balance
        • Volunteer Time Off - Make an Impact
        • Employee Discount Program
        • Referral Program - Get paid to work with Friends
        • Free Parking at the Downtown Corporate Office
        • Regular Social Activities and Events - Mandatory Fun
        • of the benefits we offerWe area Drug-Free Workplace.As an employee of any UA Brands division, you will be part of an established and dynamic organization. We believe that success starts from within, and we are seeking individuals who thrive in an environment that encourages and supports self-management.To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at UA Brands will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. UA Brands does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. UA Brands will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: UA Brands (Uniform Advantage Brands), Fort Lauderdale , Director Ecom Image Production, Executive , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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