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Senior Creative Program Manager



Sydney, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.
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Where and how you can work
Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.
What you’d be doing in this role
As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.
Want to join Canva?
We are looking for a Senior Creative Program Manager who can manage campaigns and project briefs through the creative and production workflows, manage timelines to move tasks through to completion, set expectations with internal clients, and be the ‘glue’ that connects our creative, production and client stakeholders across the course of the project. You’re a stickler for process, incredibly organised and a great communicator with a bias for effective and efficient problem solving.
You will be part of the Canva Creative Team and work in conjunction with many other teams at Canva (Marketing, Product, Partnerships, I18N). You will help raise awareness of the team’s work and engagement model and foster collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders.
Our team Mission is “to become the most loved brand in the world”. The Canva Creative team delivers brand assets, communications and advertising campaigns that are consistently, magically and unmistakingly Canva. We believe that everyone, everywhere, deserves the opportunity to create amazing designs – whatever their financial position or experience level.
That's why we're building the world's most inclusive design platform. Because we believe in...
Design for everyone.
We believe in attracting and nurturing world class talent with a focus on diversity, community and career development. In the next 6-12 months, we will be scaling our media spend and creative production to become a household name in America, and the world.
About you
As our Senior Creative Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing workflow and briefs through the Marketing creative and production teams. You will have impeccable organisational and people skills with the ability to set priorities, problem solve, multi-task and work in a rapidly changing environment. You get excited about managing projects, setting up spreadsheets, love managing internal client relationships. Most of all you’re a great listener who cares deeply about creating a culture of creativity to help the team thrive.

What You'll do:

  • Manage key Brand Marketing campaigns from brief to creative delivery
  • Be a highly tactical operator, detail oriented with a passion for project management, creative development and client liaison.
  • Be proactive in finding opportunities to improve and build on processes and systems to help mobilise a fast growing, global team
  • Manage the intake of project requests through maintenance and ongoing management of the project resource management system
  • Works with Operations Lead, Marketing Creative Leads to prioritise projects and determine appropriate resourcing solutions
  • Lead regular cross functional communications and relationship building with key XFN partners

About You:

  • 8+ years professional experience in Creative Agency or Marketing organisations managing creative advertising campaigns
  • Experience in Project Management and Creative Resourcing Tools such as Monday, Jira Slack
  • Cross-functional manager with experience working in a fast-paced, often ambiguous, environment
  • Expert organisation and people skills, with the ability to set priorities, problem-solve, multi-task and work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Self-driven, organised, detail-oriented, and able to multitask
What's in it for you?
Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.
Here's a taste of what's on offer:
• Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
• Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents carers
• An annual Vibe Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup more
• Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally
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Other stuff to know
We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.
Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.