Supervisor Creative Production

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

The Creative Production Supervisor is responsible for producing photo and video shoots to support both external marketing and internal projects. This role will also oversee influencer self-capture shoots and support other productions as needed.
  • Maintain active relationships with agencies and freelance talent. Negotiate competitive rates based on usage needs for each project
  • Oversee and support Creative Production team across all photoshoots for influencer and brand shoots as role requires
  • Manage third party production companies to support Express campaign photoshoots that are off-site inclusive of permitting, lodging, catering, invoicing, scheduling, etc.
  • Liaison between internal Creative team, external production companies and casting directors to execute all details for the shoots inclusive of locations, talent, crew, equipment rentals, props, etc.
  • Serve as main point of contact on-location for photo and video shoots to keep timelines on track and troubleshoot issues that may arise on set
  • Schedule fittings, photoshoots, pre-pros and any other calendar meetings related to campaign photoshoots
  • Continuously identify emerging creative talent with an intuitive understanding of the EXPRESS brand
  • Continuously update contracts, deal memos, COIs with external talent and internal legal team
  • Collaborate with Creative Ops team on shipping and tracking of product and hard drives to/from photoshoots
  • Update call sheets and communicate to internal and external teams
  • Communicate and manage milestones for photoshoots on a weekly basis to internal and external teams
  • Continuously update production working documents with estimates, talent/crew holds, addresses, sizing, etc.
  • Support internal Style Outs by booking fitting models and providing EQ, production tools as needed
  • Partner with Creative Production Leadership to ensure estimates for talent are aligning to monthly forecasts
  • Attend bi-weekly finance meetings to ensure estimates and invoice accruals align back to monthly forecast

Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience related to photoshoot production on location and in studio
  • Years of Experience: 5-7
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to interact confidently and effectively with internal and external partners
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent project management abilities in order to multi-task and handle multiple deadlines simultaneously

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Basic knowledge of Google Drive Tools, Adobe inDesign
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams


Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.