Creative Specialist – The Foundry, London, UK
Smart software for creative people.
The Foundry is not just a technology maker or a software seller; we are here to empower artists and designers across the world by enhancing their creative potential. We seek to create a world where people can continually raise their creative potential and to champion creative people by developing tools, technologies and processes that empower them to bring their ideas to life, more quickly and effectively.
We believe in:
Always being approachable
Our technology portfolio is as creative as it is technical, packed full of ground-breaking, award-winning techy goodness that will have even the most demanding organization salivating!
We are a little bit proud of what we achieve at The Foundry and want to take you on our journey with us.
Reporting into the Head of Sales – EMEA, this is a key role within the Sales team, and requires someone who possesses technical, creative and sales skills to demo our software products to clients and prospects around the globe. This posting is looking for someone based in London with a travel region that covers from the UK all the way to Asia Pacific.
Act as a liaison agent between the clients and The Foundry internal teams such as sales, engineering, support, quality assurance, and documentation to provide timely and constructive feedback.
Create and maintain tutorials, demos, and scripts to explain workflow and methodologies related to all Foundry products.
Help create content for trade-shows/master-classes to an extremely high standard on a timely basis.
Participate in events to promote The Foundry brand and various products (master-Classes, user Groups, trade Shows, etc.).
Train clients, prospects, resellers, and authorized partners how to use The Foundry products.
Ensure the authorized partner channel are largely self-sufficient and provide local support when needed.
Travel where appropriate and be prepared to attend events in other regions if necessary. To understand the needs of customers and providing solutions in regards to pipeline and product implementation.
Maintain a great relationship with existing accounts, prospects and education facilities.
Demonstrate the products at a business level and manage the effective use of technical support resources when needed.
Generate reports and provide regular updates as needed.
Work with new features prior to a beta-testing period to thoroughly test features/workflows at a time suitable for the development team.
Contribute feedback to marketing materials related to the product providing insight to possible user reactions
Strong knowledge of 2D and 3D workflows, techniques, and applications. Must know Nuke with experience using all aspects of the product in production. Must also have experience with at least one of: MODO, Maya, Houdini, or 3ds Max. MARI and other Foundry product experience will be considered an asset.
Minimum two years production experience with NUKE.
Must be familiar with production techniques specifically related to animation and VFX using both 2D and 3D software.
Experience in at least two of our client markets. (Commercials, Feature Film, Design, Illustration, Animation)
Experience in the fields of technical/commercial illustration, product design, or CAD/Industrial Design as asset.
Excellent communication skills with excellent listening and spoken and written English.
Foreign languages are highly desirable and will be hugely advantageous in this role.
A natural affinity for sales-based tasks – the role will be challenging but with the talent you should thrive.
Robust, hungry to learn, tenacious and determined – this is not a journey for the faint-hearted.
Ability to build rapport, influence and explain things clearly.
An eye for quality and accuracy with attention to detail along with an organised and methodical approach to your work.
Ability to work in a team as well as using own initiative.
Excellent time management and discipline to work to deadlines.
Creative problem solving and a logical approach.
Ability to handle a number of projects at any one time, well organised with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
Ability to take on special projects when requested.
A genuine interest in the VFX, Animation, Illustration and Design industries with an appreciation and desire to work on cutting edge creative software development.
A desire to travel and the ability to do so regularly and at short notice.
A self-starter with an entrepreneurial flair, an aptitude to get things done and make things happen with a “get it done” attitude and work ethic.
Able to grasp and translate technical capabilities and customer behaviour into unique selling points and key user benefits.
If you meet the criteria, are eligible to work and are interested, please send your covering letter, CV, salary expectations and notice period to email@example.com with the subject “Creative Specialist – London”.
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