Senior Animation Manager, Digital Learning

Capacity Building-eLearning · Jing’an, Shanghai
Department Capacity Building-eLearning
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


ELEVATE is looking for an energetic Senior Animation Manager to join our diverse team of designers, script writers, translators and learning management system experts. We develop interactive, educational eLearning courses for supply chains that make complex topics simple through colorful visualization. Our courses are used by the world’s biggest brands and retailers (Apple, Starbucks, Disney etc.) to educate their internal staff, suppliers, and factories. Our mission is to build safe, healthy, and productive work environments for workers around the world.


The Senior Animation Manager will be responsible managing the production of multi-lingual animated eLearning courses, mentoring a team of skilled designers, introducing new ideas and best practices, and contributing storyboards, illustrations and animations as needed.


This role provides the opportunity to work in a creative and dynamic department of a fast moving, global company. The position will involve management of the design team and will report to our Associate Director, Digital Learning. The position requires 8+ years of relevant work experience. This is a full-time position in the ELEVATE Shanghai office.


Samples of our courses can be found here.


ELEVATE’s Digital Learning service was established in 2013. To date, our 11-member team has developed a library of over 200 eLearning courses, and over 500,000 courses have been completed by learners on our learning management systems. We also develop bespoke eLearning courses for the world’s biggest brands and industry coalitions. We bring a creative and impactful approach for improving supply chain sustainability globally. 


Essential Duties 

Production and Project Management (30%)

  • Confidently communicate with stakeholders including global clients, script writers, translators, and vendors in English and Chinese
  • Manage and oversee the daily performance and workflows of the Shanghai eLearning design team
  • Identify areas of inefficiencies and apply appropriate remedies
  • Establish and uphold best practices and standards for animation
  • Ensure quality of illustrations and animations across all team deliverables
  • Manage software licenses & hardware of design team members
  • Manage delivery of completed courses to clients and archiving in our file-saving system
  • Maintain relationships with vendors of voiceover and translation services


Storyboarding and Design – (30%)

  • Effectively storyboard sustainability topics for design team based on English scripts
  • Support design team by illustrating in Adobe Illustrator and animating in Adobe After Effects as needed

People Management (20%)

  • Lead and grow the team through hiring, training, mentoring, and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative culture and develop a progressive working environment
  • Ensure ELEVATE commitments towards a healthy work/life balance

Innovative Thinking and Creative Leadership – (20%)

  • Act as a thought leader to develop and execute new design and animation strategies
  • Identify and incorporate new trends, tools, and animation techniques
  • Make technical and creative decisions to define a visual identity and style guide for eLearning courses


  • 8+ years’ relevant design and animation experience
  • Strong communication skills in English and Chinese
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Audition, Animate, After Effects) and TechSmith Camtasia
  • Confident, proactive, dependable and detailed-orientated demeanor
  • Proven ability to manage people and design teams
  • Interest in Sustainability topics (preferred)

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  • Location
    Jing’an, Shanghai
  • Department
    Capacity Building-eLearning
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience