12 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Photography Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


Studio Production produces world-class visual assets for NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX, THE OUTNET and ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES Powered by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. Operating from our London HQ and US studio in New Jersey as well as Italian centres for excellences, our team includes Studio Coordinators, Product Library (Samples), Styling, Size and Fit, Photography, Video, Retouch, Product Editorial and Translations teams, with many working across a combination of all Group's websites each week.
Role Purpose: We are seeking a talented and energetic Photography Team Leader with a strong technical background, to coordinate a team of highly skilled Photographers. Reporting to the Studio Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the team efficiently delivers thousands of high quality, beautifully composed and lit product images onto the site every week, in line with upload deadlines.
  • Engage, inspire and excite the Photographers.
  • Provide team leadership - building team objectives, personal development, training, support, coaching and recruitment.
  • Motivate the team to deliver productivity to cope with seasonal peaks and (sometimes last minute) business project requirements.
  • Research and develop our photography to ensure market leadership in imagery and to provide real inspiration and excitement to our customers.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Studio Manager, providing regular feedback on team and individual performance
  • Support Studio Manager in daily administrative tasks
  • Monthly catch-ups with the team
  • Provide cover and resolve all issues in a timely manner to ensure productivity targets are met with precision
  • Review processes for Photographers to identify areas of improvement and growth
  • Allocate the workload for the team and assist production in scheduling needs
  • Check worklists to ensure deadlines are met and all images are ready in accordance with studio deadlines
  • Perform quality control on all images; identify and action any necessary reshoots
  • Provide guidance, advice and training on set for members of the Photography team. An ability to resolve technical issues
  • Liaise with other departments and action any requests
  • Build a strong team, recruiting in line with company growth and planned targets.
  • Scheduling of third party and freelance photography as required.
  • Be pro-active, able to show initiative and suggest ideas to constantly improve the workflow and quality of the studio team, as well as the wider business
  • Support the team by offering help and advice
  • Oversee special business projects and facilitate external shoots
  • Manage competitor research testing alternative imagery, ensure that correct procedure is followed, relevant stakeholders are consulted, kit is available and test is productive
  • Inspire and motivate the team
  • Carry out ad hoc duties when required
Skills and Experience:
  • Graduate or similar in a Visual Arts related degree
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary lighting techniques
  • High technical proficiency in Photoshop, Capture One and networked computers; an ability to trouble shoot
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, manage stress and motivate others to achieve within the required timeframe
  • Capable of working under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Meticulous eye for detail
  • Proactive and able to take initiative
  • Detail oriented and creative.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Works collaboratively and value differing perspectives
  • Ability to excel within the dynamic demands of a rapidly growing company.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic and driven.
Location: Clifton, NJ
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
To Apply: Please send us an updated CV and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suited to this role.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.
About Us: YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world's leading online luxury fashion retailer. The Group is a Global company with Anglo-Italian roots, the result of a game-changing merger, which in October 2015, brought together YOOX GROUP and THE NET -A-PORTER GROUP; the two companies had revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is a unique business with an unrivalled offering including multi-brand in-season online stores NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER , and multi-brand off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET, as well as numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES, all "Powered by YNAP". Through a joint venture established in 2012, YOOX NET -A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Kering to manage the ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES of several of the French group's luxury brands.
In 2016, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP joined forces with Symphony, an entity controlled by Mohamed Alabbar's family, to establish a ground-breaking joint venture to create the Middle East's undisputed leader for online luxury retail.
Uniquely positioned in the high growth online luxury sector, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has an unrivalled client base of more than 2.9 million high-spending customers, 29 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and combined 2016 net revenues of €1.9 billion. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 180 countries around the world. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as YNAP.
For further information: www.ynap.com | Linkedin: YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP | Twitter: @YNAP

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