Head Photographic Stylist - Seventy7
Location
Unit
Photography Manchester

The Seventy7 Group is a fully integrated creative agency that creates and produces Omni-Channel content for some of the biggest names in retail.

Established over 40 years ago as a photographic business, the group has metamorphosed into one of the most respected creative production company’s’ in the industry, providing end to end creative content solutions across the entire Omni-Channel spectrum.

Today the Group employs over 160 people and operates from 3 principle locations – Mumbai, London & Manchester and is embarking on a significant 5-year plan that will re-position the business as the leader in its market.

Seventy7 Manchester is recruiting for a Head Photographic Stylist to direct and manage all aspects of the styling output and the team.

Job Title: Head Photographic Stylist

Division: Photography Manchester

Reporting to: Head of Photography

Base: Manchester

Package: Competitive Salary & performance related bonus.

Aim of the Role

  • To elevate the teams creative styling output across both fashion and still life shoots.
  • To ensure that deadlines & shot counts are achieved whilst ensuring styling is to brief.
  • To support both the fashion and still life styling teams creatively ensuring that all of our creative output is of the highest standard.
  • To develop and mentor the styling team.
  • 75% on set, 25% off set

The Role & Responsibilities

  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 3-5 year’s experience in a similar role, supported by references.
  • A strong portfolio of Photographic Fashion Styling – on both creative and e-Commerce shoots.
  • A thorough knowledge of both Fashion and Still life styling.
  • You will have strong leadership skills, to drive a team of 10 stylists and the confidence & communication skills to liaise with clients and internal account managers.
  • Strong fashion and styling sense with the ability to incorporate new fashion trends.
  • Ability to work with Art Directors and clients to generate style guides and mood boards.
  • Able to work well as part of a team in a high pressurized environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be working with the production team to allocate resource for daily/weekly shoot schedules.
  • Maintain consistency across several teams and multiple clients.
  • Staff training, mentoring, motivation, discipline and developing a regular test protocol to improve the creative and technical abilities of the team.
  • Responsible for achieving daily shot count targets.
  • Communicate with our logistical team to ensure products move seamlessly between teams.

Character Traits:

  • A strong creative leader with a clear creative vision and exceptional people motivation and management skill.
  • Have a full understanding of high volume ecommerce photographic principals and processes.
  • Be calm under pressure and be a natural problem solver.
  • Have an ability to communicate at all levels of the business in a clear, concise manner and critically know when to ask for help or guidance.
  • A strong sense of commercialism.
  • Proven ability to work to stringent briefs and deadlines, with an exceptional eye for detail.
  • Have a genuine interest in fashion and be a creative thinker.

Desirable skills:

  • Working knowledge of Excel, word and Photoshop.
  • Mac and Windows Literate.
  • Prop buying experience.
  • A full, clean driving licence.