Head Photographic Stylist

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About the Role
The Photolink 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.
Photolink Creative in Manchester is recruiting for a Head Photographic Stylist to direct and manage all aspects of the styling output and the team.
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 ourcreative output is of the highest standard.
To develop and mentor the styling team

The Role & Responsibilities
Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years 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 highly pressurised environment.
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Photography, you will be working with the production team to allocate resources for daily/weekly shoot schedules.
Maintain consistency across several teams and multiple clients.
Staff training, mentoring, motivation and discipline.
Responsible for achieving daily shot count targets.
Communicate with our logistics team to ensure products move seamlessly between teams.
Requirements
Character Traits:
A strong creative leader with exceptional people motivation and management skills.
Have a full understanding of high volume ecommerce photographic principals andprocesses.
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 andcritically 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:
A genuine interest in fashion and creative thinking.
Working knowledge of Excel, Word and Photoshop.
Mac and Windows Literate.
Prop buying experience.
A full, clean driving licence.

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