The new technologies, the media and the various forms of communication keep companies and structures nowadays in constant motion. In order to react quickly and adequately to new opportunities and challenges, we have been offering unconventional and flexible personnel solutions for short project phases to medium or long-term assignments for more than 10 years.

Services

Recruiting / Direct Recruitment
Temporary Employment

As a full-service agency, we support our clients from the recruiting process through to employment and deployment of new employees.

  • Needs analysis / profiling
  • Job advertisement and direct contact
  • Recruiting
  • Selection of applicants: from the initial interview to the conclusion of the contract

We offer our services as a package, where you can take advantage of the whole spectrum, but also separately.

Due to the close relation with JXZ GmbH - an event and marketing agency based in Frankfurt and Berlin, project-related assignments in the areas of concept development, project management or production can be executed for event or marketing campaigns.

Jobs

You can find our current open positions below. We look forward to receiving your application per email: contact@olafzern.com

Nike Catalyst Operations Specialist (m/f/d) ETW

Our partners Nike Deutschland GmbH are looking for an Catalyst Operations Specialist based in BerlinThis role is a temporary role for 12 months.

About the job

The Catalyst Brand Management team engage, support and serve the key relevant cultural voices in Berlin, the future forward thinkers, the visionaries, the ones who are driving change in culture. This team works to energize the business and create the future of Sport* by enabling/creating powerful platforms to merge Sport and Culture, to make people feel and help them do sport, on their terms, every day. 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

As a Catalyst Operations Specialist, you will work within the Berlin Catalyst Team alongside the Ops, Marketing and Relationship functions to master the next 12 months service model, for all relevant cultural catalysts’ experiences with Nike.

We are looking for a talented administrative and operations individual, with a passion and understanding for Berlin youth culture and an enthusiasm for sneakers and street culture. You should be an individual with experience in product management, ordering, receiving, storing and inventory duties in a storeroom.

You will be extremely organised to help oversee the administrative duties in running a Nike space dedicated to engaging with our catalysts, called Room72, to ensure our catalyst relationships receive the best-in-class service and experience. In this space you will also be involved in setting up product displays, sometimes working with external stylists, creatives agencies and partners, as well as in supporting and occasionally co-designing Catalyst’s experiences (ie. shootings, marketing campaigns, special setups, sport sessions for our catalysts, Room72 appointments etc). 

We are looking for a passionate, creative and an exceptionally organized who enjoys finding solutions whatever the challenge, with a natural team player spirit, who can support the full Catalyst Brand Management offense.

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON

In this role you will report directly to the Berlin Catalyst Operations team with a dotted line to the Berlin Catalyst Director. Your core duties will include:

  • Managing inventory system to facilitate product, distribution and release of product from Room72 and warehouse
  • Creating sales orders (SAP), & tracks orders to ensure the Catalyst Brand Management team hit targeted seeding dates
  • Receiving and unpacking incoming product orders
  • Organising product pick-ups and delivery of products to catalysts
  • Managing and running the stock room
  • Seasonal showroom setup + campaign executions
  • Identify young creatives who can help you in elevating the showroom experience
  • Supporting the Relationship team with their Catalyst showroom appointments, being the product expert onsite
  • Maintaining an joyful, inspirational and elevated environment at Room72

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH

Day-to-day, you will work with the Catalyst Operations team (including EMEA stakeholders and counterparts) and also directly with the Catalyst Brand Management director, as well as with the Relationship and Marketing team members. Beyond this core team and within the broader Marketing organization, you will work closely with other teams to help execute our plans, based on the project support needed. As part of the operation team, you will also work with external partners (designers, stylists, creatives)

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

A successful candidate will be expected to articulate experience of the below essential requirements in order to be considered. Candidates who meet these minimum criteria will then be assessed based on the competencies outlined below.

Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in self-management (yes, you heard that right)

  • Prior experience in Influencer Marketing, Marketing Operations, or Brand Marketing with a focus on understanding dimensions of culture, will be a plus.
  • Understanding of youth culture. Curious, creative and courageous about its future.
  • Future forward thinker with a solution-oriented mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Proficiency in SAP systems to order product
  • Ability and willingness to perform tasks such as lifting or moving boxes
  • Business Proficient Language Skills in English and basic German
  • Methodical and Organised – Incredible attention to detail and a love for organisation
  • Nike Product knowledge - Strong awareness of Nike’s product culture & innovation and a love for sneaker culture at large.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a strong team player, able to develop productive relationships with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to express your values.
  • Integrity, Respect and Tolerance is expected, always.
  • Travel 5% to 15% of the time.

Nike Brand Creative Producer - Berlin ETW (m/f/d)

Our partners Nike Deutschland GmbH are looking for a Consumer Direct Marketing Specialist – Activity Apps Operations (ETW), based in Berlin. This role is a temporary role for 12 months.


About the job

Brand Creative is the Art of Storytelling. We are the storytellers. We are the voice of Nike’s heart & soul. It's about telling powerful, meaningful stories across the entire brand ecosystem, leveraging all existing and new platforms to inspire, enable and engage athletes*, while driving brand distinction and business impact. We aim to make people feel and help them do sport on a daily basis.

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

As a Producer within the Nike Berlin Creative Studio, you will work alongside Art Direction, editorial and Narrative teams, reporting into the Creative Studio Operations Manager. You will have production and project management experience across various mediums, both physical and digital. You are passionate, exceptionally organized and enjoy finding solutions whatever the challenge. A natural team player with strong German and English communication skills, you thrive under pressure, embracing change and knowing when and where to be flexible.

You have a wealth of experience when it comes to working directly with creatives and also commissioning work from a varied and broad network of agencies and creative individuals. Whether you’re on set managing the production of a shoot, commissioning an illustrator or working with an agency to develop an innovative tech solution, you don’t get phased by the unknown – but rather energized by the challenge of learning as you go.

When it comes to communication you are able to digest, edit and circulate the most important information clearly and effectively to various stakeholders. No matter how complex the project, you always remain clear on priorities and are not afraid to ask for advice where needed. You’re a natural collaborator who knows how to get the best out of everyone. You enjoy sharing your knowledge and you’re not afraid to ask questions when you’re unsure. When things get tricky, and you anticipate protentional complications you’re raise your hand and inform others in good time.

 

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON

You will report directly into the Creative Studio Operations Manager, but day-to-day, you will focus on managing complex productions across multiple mediums delivering premium and inspirational stories and experiences for the consumer. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll work collaboratively to execute against the brief delivering on time and within budget. The work in Berlin will range from editorial work featuring the Berlin community to Live experience both online and in-person. Innovative thinking, strategy and tactical member execution across our ecosystem (apps, email, .com, retail, etc.) that drive a full end-to-end Creative Offense where appropriate. You will work from strategy through concept and finishing with premium executions at all levels across all channels, always thinking about the next click.

From project to project you’ll work with the creative team to commission various creative partners from world renowned agencies to up and coming individuals.

As part of the wider production team, you’ll drive best practice and help ensure functional excellence at all times.

 

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH

Day-to-day you’ll work with the Creative Studio Operations Manager, the Studio Director, a team of designers and narrative experts. Beyond this core team, you will also work a lot with external creatives – overseeing the commissioning of various work across multiple disciplines. You’ll be required to collaborate with your counterparts across the EMEA City Studios as well as the Global team to help establish and develop our creative network.

Within the broader Marketing organization, you will work closely with other teams to help drive solutions and execute against the annual concept map, developing and delivering creative that answers the brief.

 

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in project management or production for agencies or brand.
  • Proven experience managing complex timelines, budgets and deliverables.
  • Business Proficient Language Skills in English and German
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and strong team player, able to develop productive relationships with cross functional teams.
  • Future forward thinker with solution-oriented mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions.
  • Ability to asses creative work distinguishing between good and bad.
  • A passion for creativity and committed to staying up to date with current and future technology.
  • Travel 5% of the time.

If you´re interested in this position, please send your CV, certificates (if any available) and a motivation letter to katerina.paul@olafzern.com.

Agentur Olaf Zern

Höhenstr. 38 (Hinterhaus)
60385 Frankfurt