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Internal Application: Manager, Marketing & Creative Operations

Brand Creative | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Sesame Workshop is looking for a Manager, Marketing & Creative Operations. This role supports the VP, Marketing Operations managing the group’s end-to-end business operations inclusive of contract, vendor and budget management, annual planning cycles including annual budget process and quarterly reviews and projections. This role will have a relationship with the legal and finance teams and participate in quarterly and annual budget activities. In addition will oversee departmental standard operating procedures.

  • Lead drafting departmental contracts and statements of work for legal review and finalization
  • Proactively take a strategic business approach to the budget planning cycle
  • Collect budget and projection estimates across Marketing Communication departments
  • Provide reporting, insights, and recommendations for next FY year planning
  • Monitor budgets monthly and prepare quarterly review cycles
  • Oversee departmental contracts, SOWs and invoices and reconciliation back to the overall operating budgets
  • Ensure financial operating budget, tracking commitments and actuals are on track
  • Resourcefully solves invoice inquiries and ensures resolution on a timely manner, taking learnings and instituting best practices
  • Manages Supplier, Vendors and Partners maintaining solid relationships and business practices
  • Regularly provides standardized departmental reporting as needed
  • Documents and maintains operational initiatives and material across but not limited to:
    • Process workflows
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Systems and Tools: Project Management Tool, Digital Asset Management, Time Tracking, Contract Management, etc.
    • Training Material, Training Events

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience as an accountant or financial analyst
  • Advanced MS Excel required, Pivote Tables, Macros preferred
  • Familiar with industry or advertising agency environments a plus
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience preferred

Other Desired Skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Monitor and reconcile various financial reports
  • Ability to hand a large volume of data
  • Well organized and excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work well and exercise good judgment under pressure
  • Self-motivated with the ability to problem-solve
  • Takes ownership and accountability of assigned projects and tasks with strong follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and works well on a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy and proven proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Workfront Project Management Tool a plus
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately with a high degree of confidentiality

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

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