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Head of Agency

Head of Agency

At Happy Socks we have made it our mission to spread happiness everywhere, and you only have to spend a few minutes with us to realize how seriously we take it! In fact, our fun, positive approach is probably the reason we’ve seen such amazing growth over the past couple of years.

We want to spread creativity and color to every corner of the world, by having great content, materials and assets across all our marketing channels; and we’re now looking for a new Head of Agency to our HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. In this role you will lead our in-house agency, “Happy Agency”, and have very talented colleagues by your side.

The role

As Head of Agency, you’ll be responsible for leading our in-house agency in developing creative ideas into commercial concepts and actions for all marketing channels. The role requires strong people and project management skills, and good understanding of brand development and multichannel marketing concepts on a global level.

You’re an experienced people and project manager who has worked extensively in an agency environment with both external and internal clients, who loves rolling up your sleeves and dig into the details when needed. You have a great understanding of managing creative projects and creative development, and how to work successfully with budgets big and small to reach the project’s goals. Change is something you embrace, and are used to as this is a constant at our fast-growing company.

 

Areas of responsibility

  • Manage and constantly develop the in-house agency, making sure the team is accurately resourced to keep up with required service level to internal and external clients.
  • Lead and manage creative productions, e.g. photo & video shoots, campaigns, web design projects, POS & display materials, company visuals, lookbooks etc.
  • Manage the annual marketing production budget.
  • Proactively develop the level of creative production at the company, both from creative development and asset performance perspective.
  • Liaise with the other department heads to understand their needs in terms of content and assets as well as plan resourcing and workload for the Agency.
  • Make sure external partners, such as production companies and photographers, receive accurate briefs and follow these projects from start to finish and stay on budget.
  • Give feedback on creative output of third party agencies.

Required skills and knowledge

  • 7+ years of management experience at an advertising or production agency, or in a similar role in-house on the client side.
  • Successful track record of managing creative projects in an agency environment.
  • Team player with proven people management track record of managing team of minimum of 5 direct reports
  • High degree of creative knowledge and recognition of brand values/aesthetic.
  • Extensive knowledge of creative development from both print and digital, with good understanding of art direction, design, copy and asset production.
  • Experienced in planning and implementing workflow processes and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proactive and positive approach to problem solving.
  • Self-motivated and energetic individual with a high level of initiative.
  • Flexible and enjoy a constantly evolving environment at a young, fast-moving growth company.
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace with a “get it done” mindset.
  • Previous experience working in fashion/retail eCommerce business or background is a plus.
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Stockholm

Valhallavägen 66
11427 Stockholm Directions career@happysocks.com

Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun at our Stockholm HQ! Our office is based in a grand ex-embassy building in central Stockholm, and each floor is decked out with quirky decor - there’s even a dedicated table tennis room for when you need to take five.


Being in Sweden, we love making time for fika, each month we throw afterwork drinks and we often plan team activities to keep morale high. We believe work should be fun, and we do everything we can to make sure our employees feel the same.

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