SVP, Group Creative Director

Job ID
2020-20470
Location
US-IL-Chicago
Category
Creative
Company
TBWA\WorldHealth

Overview

           

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SVP, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

You are the creative North Star

 

 

Your trusted leadership is critical to maintaining the agency’s reputation for disruptive thinking that defies market conventions and elevates your clients’ brands above the competition. Your deep experience across all forms of healthcare communications enables you to guide and foster stellar creative work from concept to execution. And inspires even your most veteran team members to push the boundaries of their perception and approach.

 

You’re adept at managing diverse talents, ensuring everyone’s skills are utilized and most powerful ideas are represented in every deliverable. Your clients seize on your recommendations, and their confidence in you engenders a fundamental belief in your teams’ abilities. You are calm in the face of chaos, measured in the dissipation of tensions, and always graceful under pressure. Your example motivates your internal team and your clients to rise above their perceived limitations and function at the peak of their potential.       

  • COLLABORATION
    • Provide input into the budgeting/forecasting process by working with account management to determine approximate number of man-hours, materials and processes necessary for project execution
      • Utilize effective delegation, the assignment/reassignment of appropriate resources to jobs and provide direction and counsel as necessary.
    • YOU WILL EXCEL BY:
      • Ensuring smooth internal workflow.

 

  •  QUALITY ASSURANCE
    • Maintain consistently high level of executional excellence.
    • Ensure appropriate resources are assigned to projects, time lines are managed and strategic brand objectives are promoted internally and with client. Adhere to internal creative standards by reviewing concept ideas and projects for strength of overall design concept, structure, uniqueness, logic flow, consistency across brand line, relevance, etc.
    • YOU WILL EXCEL BY:
      • Overseeing the delivery of work to clients that meets the highest quality standard

 

  • CLIENT MANAGEMENT
    • Maintain positive client relationships.
    • Present various stages of work product, gain client buy-in and effectively respond to client questions and concerns
    • YOU WILL EXCEL BY:
      • Building client trust in the teams you supervise and the Agency as a whole.
  • SUPERVISION
    • Provide supervision and oversight to TBWA/WH employees and freelance staff by determining appropriate project assignment based on individual skill sets and workload, orienting new employees to TBWA/WH SOPs, providing necessary resources and direction, and responding to questions.
    • Act as mentor to departmental employees by providing developmental opportunities, responding to questions, providing on the job training, providing direction on appropriate resource utilization (internally and externally). Oversee the copy process by meeting regularly with copywriters and Account Management to assess project development, review work product and determine whether project is on target and within the scope of the Creative Brief
    • YOU WILL EXCEL BY:
      • Acting as a trusted adviser to personnel throughout the creative department.
  • CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
    • Ensure consistently high level of quality creative output by developing strategic and creative approaches to branding and advertising campaigns.
    • Develop creative direction for projects by working with account management and client to develop Creative Briefs which outline processes for project development and execution.
    • YOU WILL EXCEL BY: 
      • Oversee and generate disruptive creative work that consistently exceeds client expectations.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Graphics Design, Fine Arts, Marketing, Creative Writing or equivalent creative background
  • How many years of overall experience is needed?
  • 10+ years of demonstrating strong leadership skills
  • Solid strategic and tactical instincts
  • Ability to present and sell to the client
  • Must be effective at motivating and developing people
  • Have the ability to anticipate problems and react appropriately
  • High level of communication skills
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and time constraints

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