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Head Creative Studio

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JOB FUNCTIONS

The Backbase Creative Studio is the Creative, Brand and Digital studio that powers Backbase with best-in-class, scalable brand and content assets, owns and drives the backbase.com websites and helps deliver breathtaking global events. As the Head of Creative Studio, you will take ownership of this ecosystem and oversee, support and manage the delivery of creative projects with a cross-functional, highly passionate and driven, creative team with Visual Designers, UX Designers, Copywriters and Engineers.

Next to owning the strategic roadmap and creative direction of the Creative Studio, you’ll organise the team for success. You are comfortable in taking the lead in making critical schedule decisions at pace, ensuring those last-minute emergencies or changes to team’s schedules are accommodated with minimal impact.

You thrive on empowering and growing a passionate team, helping them raise the bar while growing their careers and helping them do their best work ever. This leadership role reports directly to the SVP Marketing & Strategy
  • You have 5+ years experience managing and growing a high-performance creative studio with deep experience in creative art direction. Digital agency experience is a strong plus. Operations, traffic or project management is a plus. However, a can-do mentality is of more importance than many years of experience;
  • You have strong team building and people management skills, experience running and building diverse, impactful teams;
  • You bring creative and brand leadership. You’re detail-oriented and coach your team to push deliverables from good to great;
  • You are street smart and digital savvy. Proven to be able to do more with less. A true team player, hands-on and self-motivated, able to drive progress and hit deadlines with your team;
  • You have a methodical and organised approach to workload and deadlines, with great attention to detail and have experience with production planning, organisation, and project management tools (e.g. JIRA / Clickup / ResourceGuru or any other digital tool). Experience implementing agile methodologies and processes is a plus;
  • You know how to “own the room” when you represent the studio and the creative discipline while being your authentic self in how you motivate and influence others;
  • You have the ability to keep a calm head under pressure with a can-do, solution-focused attitude;
  • You thrive on working in a fast-paced environment; comfortable working on multiple projects in multiple time zones, while collaborating with multiple cultures;
  • You have excellent English speaking, writing, and presentation skills, as well as the ability to persuade, inspire, and motivate others.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

  • Team Leadership - you are responsible for growing a high-impact Creative Studio team through coaching, mentoring and recruitment. As a highly organised and people-focused leader, you organise the team for success, optimise the operations of the team constantly, and drive a positive can-do, creative and collaborative culture within the team.
  • Creative Leadership - as a creative leader, you know how to constructively judge and elevate creative work and bring it from good to great through coaching your team. You love elevating the team’s deliverables and know how to inspire them to think bigger.
  • Operations - you understand all aspects of the creative project lifecycle for a creative studio in the B2B marketing context, and are able to accurately anticipate, mitigate, and communicate any risks to team schedules, capacity forecasts and resourcing needs. When priorities shift, you deal with them methodically and make fast trade-offs. When needed, you are comfortable utilising freelancers and agencies that can scale up and down as you need their support.
  • Stakeholder Management - with your stakeholder management skills, you constantly seek strong alignment with marketing leadership globally, as well as with field marketing leadership regionally, to ensure you deliver and support projects with the right production capacity and/or scalable assets.
  • Strategic Initiatives - Globally, you drive the Creative Studio roadmap, ensuring alignment with the global and regional marketing roadmaps. You know how to balance short-term progress versus long-term strategic impact in your approach.
  • Creative Workflow/Process - You champion the creative process with your team and help them do their best work, ever.
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    REASONS TO 
    JOIN BACKBASE

    develop yourself

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    a global community

    With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

    pride and fun

    We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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    trusted by
    leading banks

    We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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    join us to
    reach our
    moonshot

    This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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    you impact
    an industry

    MARKETING

    Our main goal is to help drive the digital banking revolution. We want to turn banking into a valuable experience while creating maximum value for our customers and  Backbase.  Whether through a powerful visual campaign or an impactful demand generation program, we always know how to find the right details to win the client over. We are geared towards growth, using reliable and credible stories to create brand awareness and thought leadership for Backbase. Working together with our teams in Amsterdam, USA, and Singapore, we achieve our ambition globally while staying relevant locally.

    team challenge

    MARKETING 

    You are the brand custodian who chooses the right voice, visuals, and tools to promote Backbase when and where needed. You co-own the challenge of explaining to our existing and potential customers why Backbase matters.  Together with a team of analytical and creative minds, you run experiments and create boundary-pushing campaigns to maximize customer engagement and increase our brand awareness.

    worldwide reach

    Works closely together with our teams in the US, Canada, UK,  LATAM and APAC. 

    big opportunities 

    We believe in life-long learning. We are constantly improving and reinvent the way we do things to maximize customers’ engagement. 

    make an impact

    We are here to make banking easier for millions of people globally. Your creative ideas will support Backbase in achieving this goal.

    fun 

    Friday beers, yearly parties, team outings, and games nights. Here, you’d build real friendships.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 30
    • Atlanta 2
    • Cardiff 8
    • Dubai 3
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Krakow 5
    • London 4
    • Mexico City 2
    • Mumbai 1
    • Princeton 2
    • Singapore 3
    • Utrecht 1
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    BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

    Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

    Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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    CULTURE

    Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

    With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

    lunch

    Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

    social

    Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

    health

    Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

    training budget

    Specific budget for your personal development.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 73
    • Atlanta 13
    • Bangalore 1
    • Boise 6
    • Bristol 10
    • Buenos Aires 1
    • Cardiff 18
    • Dubai 2
    • Frankfurt 5
    • Hyderabad 2
    • Johannesburg 1
    • Krakow 18
    • London 2
    • Melbourne 3
    • Mexico City 14
    • Princeton 2
    • Providence 1
    • Singapore 10
    • Tokyo 4
    • Toronto 10
    • Utrecht 2
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    OUR VALUES

    We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

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    OUR VALUES

    No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

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    OUR VALUES

    We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

    craftspeople

    OUR VALUES

    We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

    together

    OUR VALUES

    We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

    Let’s Connect

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    Let’s Meet

    Let’s find out how you and Backbase can work together. We’ll call you for an open discussion, so feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

    Let’s DeepDive

    The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

    Welcome to the family!

    It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

     

     

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    • Amsterdam 68
    • Atlanta 25
    • Boise 5
    • Bristol 9
    • Cardiff 16
    • Dubai 1
    • Frankfurt 4
    • Hyderabad 6
    • Johannesburg 1
    • Krakow 23
    • London 4
    • Melbourne 2
    • Mexico City 14
    • Princeton 1
    • Providence 1
    • Singapore 14
    • Sydney 4
    • Tokyo 3
    • Toronto 6
    • Utrecht 1
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