We are looking for a ‘hands on’ Creative Director with experience in the CPG / POS industry and a minimum of 8 years’ product / structural design experience. This is a challenging role in a fast- paced environment, requiring a committed, team orientated and flexible individual, to build upon our US creative capabilities and be a key influencer in enhancing our global innovation offering.
We are looking for a forward-thinking individual that can lead by example and excite both internal and client stakeholders with intelligent solutions and great innovation.
Conceive and develop concepts for client projects and support in converting ideas to feasible production
Collaborate with account management to obtain knowledge of the clients’ requirements; work on creative briefs in conjunction with the Account Director and Creative teams
Proactively develop client specific solutions
Ensure the agency is at the industry forefront of developing market moving / consumer engaging point of sale solutions
Work collaboratively with the agency procurement team and suppliers to evaluate value engineering opportunities that could reduce cost without sacrificing quality / design / brand integrity
Oversee the agency insights team to ensure market understanding and industry knowledge fuels great client solutions
Lead internal and external workshops and thought leadership sessions to share POS / product insights and brand specific proposals
Provide clear team direction and motivate a team of designers to exceed client value
Play a leadership role within the agency Global Innovations team and ensure the agency’s value proposition is being delivered across our key clients / brands
Network, collaborate share ideas with other the agency design teams
Qualifications & Experience:
The ideal candidate would be an experienced and ambitious design director / structural design director looking for an exciting new challenge
Must be client facing and comfortable in effectively presenting proposals and solutions
Proven track record of innovation and creative delivery
Hands-on experience managing and influencing the end to end creative process
Minimum of 8 years’ product design / structural engineering experience
Expert in creative packages: Adobe creative suite, as well as Microsoft Office packages. Experience and knowledge of a 3D package is a requirement – i.e. 3D studio, Solid Works etc.
Ability to juggle several projects at once with staggered deadlines. Ability to work under pressure and achieve high standards of delivery within tight time lines.
Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills
Good organizational skills. Great team player and leader