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Creative Traffic Manager in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

The Creative Traffic Manager position will be responsible for ensuring workflow efficiency within the HGC Marketing Department.  The role is critical in developing & managing back-end processes to manage workflow with the aim to support creation & execution of marketing plans, media execution, collateral development, and packaging design & production.  

Success in this role is determined by delivering all projects on-time and on-budget, managing workflow of team to ensure optimal prioritization of projects based on capabilities of team member.  efficiency of project workflow and accuracy / required approvals of all Marketing assets.

In this role you will be responsible for :

Project Management

  • Develop and communicate “Project Management” process for HGC Marketing Team

  • Utilize project management software to maintain project workflow, timelines, resources, and requirements for all ongoing projects.

  • Train and develop capability within  marketing Team & organization for utilization of tools.

  • Communicate with all marketing stakeholders regarding initiation and approval of projects serving as “traffic manager”.  

  • Determine process for Ownership, Approvals, Meeting Cadence, etc.

  • Serve as “Traffic Manager” for initiating and approved projects.

    • Determine process - Ownership, Approvals, Meeting Cadence, etc.

  • Maintain “Active Projects” List / Manage Projects

    • Lead Weekly “Marketing Project Status” Meeting(s) to cover status

    • Manage Project Timelines / Accountability for Deliverable Due-Dates

  • Develop capability to assess & track assigned projects & workload requirements by Designer.

  • Work with creative team to create production design within company standards

  • Leads internal discussion and kicks off new projects ensuring the right stakeholders are in crucial meetings

  • Ensure creative meets business, strategy and communication objectives.

Budget Management

  • Develop & outline marketing budget process aligning with both finance and marketing team members.

  • Own tracking & management of Marketing Budget

    • Budget Allocation setting / management monthly.

    • PO/IO Process & Execution.

    • Estimates / Accruals.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred,

  • 3 years+ of project management experience with Marketing team

  • Highly detail and results-oriented and comfortable working with minimum direction or feedback.

  • Must possess forward-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to influence and lead across the organization – across, up and down

  • Ability to think critically and develop creative solutions

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.