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Program Manager, Creative - TEMPORARY

Creative | San Francisco, CA | Full Time and Temporary

Job Description


Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen and Fenty Beauty.  



Independent self-starter responsible for managing brand marketing and creative milestones.  Ensures key deliverables for creative templates (e.g., Kento Boxes) across all brands remain on schedule from concept development through final execution.



  • Manages development of creative Kento Boxes ensuring brand consistency from initial strategy through final delivery:
    • Leads weekly cross functional status meetings with brand, marketing and creative teams to track progress of milestones and ensure deadlines are being met
    • Develops status reports detailing progress of key milestones: global brief development, marketing strategy alignment, kickoff, creative development, photo shoots, creative reviews, final approval and rollout to International partners
    • Proactively identifies any project challenges and helps to resolve the issue directly
    • Develops strong relationships with internal cross functional partners and International teams
    • Routes Kento Box creative in Proof HQ for approval; resolves questions on artwork
    • Creates final Kento Box folder and organizes final assets for release to International partners
  • Manages creative deliverables & photography assets
    • Releases final art files to cross functional partners
    • Uploads new photography assets (product & beauty) onto server and BOX
    • Communicates to cross functional partners when new imagery is available
    • Regulates all art files and imagery on BOX and ensures assets are saved in proper folder system
    • Partners with brand and marketing teams to clarify photography/art usage



  • College degree
  • 3-5 years of project management experience in retail or agency
  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented; time management skills, ability to juggle priorities
  • Proficient knowledge of computer programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ProofHQ, SmartSheets
  • Strong relationship-building skills; ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet very tight deadlines
  • The drive to excel and succeed; self-motivated