Director Photo & Production EMEA (m/f/d)

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Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: Ratingen (Düsseldorf), Germany, 40882

Company: ESPRIT Europe GmbH

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ESPRIT is embarking on an exciting new chapter with a bold creative direction celebrating the brand’s fresh, colorful, and optimistic vision of lifestyle, introducing to a new generation that belief that, “If it’s not inspiring, it’s not ESPRIT.”

As part of this new journey, ESPRIT is expanding the office hubs around the world.

You would like to work in a company whose products are well-known and support such company in its success?


Then apply now as


Director Photo & Production EMEA (m/f/d) 

(ID 28147 )

Creative Studio Production & Operation 
Development and implementation of a comprehensive photography, videography and production strategy that reflects Esprit´s brand identity while staying current with the trends and relevant to the target audience. 


Your Tasks

  • Work closely with the VP Brand & Creative and CBO to manage the creative process for all EMEA marketing photoshoots, including the briefing, review and update process for the brand creative direction. 

  • Responsible for planning the campaign budget and image traffic as well as ensuring that the production budgets for the year are set and that the image and video needs for each campaign are determined and aligned with all departments. 

  • Operate as production lead, managing the Creative Producer, to support on and off-site shoots. 

  • Lead and motivate the e-commerce photo studio team by implementing a creative and collaborative work environment that encourages continuous improvement, excellence, and efficiency. 

  • Work closely with the VP Brand & Creative and CBO to develop a unique visual signature for the Esprit´s e-commerce images and videos and final selection of photos for the e-shop together with creative direction. 

  • Manage planning and resourcing of the in-house photography studios to drive feasibility, efficiency, and optimization. 


Your Skills


  • Master´s degree in marketing and/or communication or similar qualification 

  • 8+ years of photography production experience in a photo studio environment, preferably within the apparel retail industry. 

  • 8+ years of experience in model/talent sourcing and booking and production relating to photo shoots (location searches, permits, location vehicles, catering etc.)  

  • At least 5+ years of experience in retail photography production 

  • Contacts and knowledge of EU model agencies 

  • Vendor, contract, and usage rights management together with negotiation skills 

  • Strong financial reporting skills and experience managing budgets 

  • Knowledge of fashion trends and industry dynamics 

  • Proficient command of English as well as fluent command of spoken and written German 

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative programs 


Our Benefits

  • We have a flexible mobile office arrangement that allows you to choose your work location at least two days a week
  • We offer you 30 days of vacation and close the office in Ratingen on 7 additional days per year
  • We are a team with sincerely nice colleagues who attach great importance to an open and collegial cooperation and allow you an individual and structured onboarding
  • We don't have a dress code, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Let us inspire you:
  • You get 50% personal discount for you and your friends online and in our retail stores - yes, even on sale items and all over Europe
  • Corporate benefits enable you to get extensive discounts with various contractual partners


ESPRIT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic origin, color, religion or ideology, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, disability. We are committed at all times to a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to our common goals.


Are you a good match for this Job?

Then please submit an application with your salary expectations and an indication of your earliest starting date. For further questions feel free to contact Jan Limbach