Art Director

San Mateo
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Lindsay DesRochers

Job Description:

The Art Director will be a leader, problem solver and conceptual thinker. She/he is responsible for managing a small to mid-size team responsible for the day-to-day updates and seasonal campaigns on Walmart.com. She/he directs the implementation of the design strategy under the guidance of senior creative management by translating marketing goals and consumer insights into creative concepts; keeping up-to-date on industry trends, best practices, and the competitive landscape; collaborating with cross-functional partners (for example, Producers, Marketing, Site, agencies) to influence the development of creative strategies; understanding the capabilities of company technologies (for example, platform, marketing, mobile, social); recommending new technologies to support digital marketing programs; and partnering with other art directors and management to help identify opportunities for new functional systems and processes. 

Position Description: 
- Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by hiring and training, mentoring, assigning duties, providing recognition and ensuring diversity awareness. 
- Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity; utilizing and supporting Open Door Policy; and implementing action plans. 
- Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments 
- Hands-on design of graphic solutions (for example, digital) for Walmart projects 
- Provides supervision, collaborative opportunities and development opportunities for associates including designers, junior designers and production artists 
- Supports and maintains the strategic alignment of design programs and assets under the guidance of senior Creative management 
- Ability juggle multiple projects and multiple timelines 
- Customer/Member Centered: Focus on the Customer/Member 
- Judgment: Use Appropriate Judgment 
- Execution and Results: Manage Execution and Results 
- Planning and Improvement: Plan and Pursue Team-Based Improvement 
- Influence and Communicate: Increase Commitment 
- Ethics and Compliance: Manage Ethics and Compliance 
- Adaptability: Quickly Adapt 

Minimum Qualifications: 
- Bachelors degree in Design, Advertising, Fine Arts, or related field and 8 years experience in interactive design or related field including 2 years experience managing design team. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
- 8 years experience working in design (including 3 years of web design) and advanced knowledge of design software (Adobe Creative Suite) 
- 2 years experience managing small- to mid-scale interactive campaigns in an online creative or related digital field 
- 1 year experience working for or with creative agencies 
- 2 years experience developing design concepts in a retail or marketing environment 
- Comprehensive understanding of responsive/adaptive design, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript (ability to read/understand code; potentials and limitations; no coding required)