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VP Group Creative Director

ExecuNet • Chicago, IL

Posted 12 days ago

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Job Description

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a highly dynamic and extremely talented Vice President Group Creative Director who will manage the creative standards, both art and copy while leading the creative team. The ideal candidate will have large, integrated cross-channel campaigns and promotional experience as well as solid management experience and the ability to come in ready to lead and develop the team. You are confident and capable of juggling several balls on a regular basis. You effectively gain client confidence as a leader who can be relied upon to manage large-scale, cross-channel deliverables. You continually review and optimize results for every piece of creative work your team produces. Responsible for directing the creative vision for the business and strategic planning, partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments, and develop and execute creative solutions.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish, manage, and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, brand, and business objectives.
  • Oversee assigned projects and new business opportunities ensuring they are the best demonstration of the agency’s creative capabilities. Responsible for meeting project deadlines.
  • Develop a team’s knowledge and understanding of the Client’s business, marketing needs, and situations.
  • Develop and assess individual team member’s technical skills, professional techniques, training needs, and professional growth while completing assigned projects by the deadline.
  • Assign projects to achieve achievable workload balance, effective challenges for each team member’s skill level, and career development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry or equivalent experience required
  • 15+ years of experience in with at least 4 years in the arena of sales promotions and 4 years consumer products, media, or agency experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Experience managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)
  • Proficient at working with creative professionals such as copywriters, vendors, freelancers as well as account counterparts 
  • Expert technical knowledge of software applications, processes, products, and hardware architecture

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The VP Group Creative Director will manage the creative standards, both art and copy, while leading the creative team. The ideal candidate will have large, integrated cross channel campaigns and promotional experience as well as solid management experience and the ability to come in ready to lead and develop the team. You are confident and capable of juggling several balls on a regular basis. You effectively gain client confidence as a leader who can be relied upon to manage large-scale, cross channel deliverables. You continually review and optimize results for every piece of creative work your team produces. Responsible for directing the creative vision for the business and strategic planning, partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments, and develop and execute creative solutions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish, manage, and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, brand, and business objectives
  • Oversee assigned projects and new business opportunities ensuring they are the best demonstration of the agency’s creative capabilities. Responsible for meeting project deadlines
  • Develop team’s knowledge and understanding of the Client’s business, marketing needs, and situations
  • Develop and assess individual team member’s technical skills, professional techniques, training needs, and professional growth while completing assigned projects by the deadline
  • Assign projects to achieve achievable workload balance, effective challenges for each team member’s skill level, and career development

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

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Indirect Reports

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Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job for client meetings, photo shoots and headquarter connectivity.
  • Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 
  • Travel up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required)   High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                         (Preferred)   Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience                         

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry

  • 15+ years of experience in with at least 4 years in the arena of sales promotions and 4 years consumer products, media, or agency experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Experience managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)
  • Proficient at working with creative professionals such as copywriters, vendors, freelancers as well as account counterparts 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Team building Skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
  • Ability to work effectively with management
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Adobe CS, HTML5, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Expert technical knowledge of software applications, processes, products, and hardware architecture
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