Creative Director

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Marketing agency looking for hands on Creative Director to be primary contact with client and lead on all creative projects. Ideal candidate will be responsible for creative strategy, presentations and ensuring client buy-in on all creative projects. Creative Director will lead, direct and mentor creative team insuring overall quality of work. This person will nurture multiple creative projects from inception to delivery and translate marketing objectives into creative strategies and marketing objectives. Will manage the relationship between creative team and clients.

• Act as primary client contact on creative projects. Determine client objectives and develop creative solutions to meet those goals.
• Translate clients’ marketing objectives into creative strategies and direct creative team in production and implementation of projects.
• Manage creative projects from concept to completion.
• Present creative concepts and marketing strategies to clients and new business prospects.
• Work directly with clients to understand goals and objectives and brand guidelines.
• Work with art directors, copywriters and production managers to develop specifications, budgets and timelines.
• Prepare quotes and timelines for each creative deliverable; maintain all budgets to actual for creative projects.
• Interact with advertising agencies as needed.
• Ensure that all creative projects are completed on schedule and on budget.
• Conceive and strategize new projects to meet the needs of the customer.
• Direct creative teams in implementation of creative solution.
• Mentor Associate Creative Directors.

• Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from an accredited four-year college or university required; degree in art, communications design, marketing or writing.
• 4-6 years agency or marketing experience required.
• Must have the ability to identify additional sales opportunities and be self-directed and highly motivated.
• Proven experience leading and mentoring creative teams a must.
• Automotive industry experience.

• Microsoft Office including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
• Understanding of printing, multi-media and Web production
• Knowledge of creative applications such as Flash, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Excellent written and presentation skills - must be able to articulate abstract ideas and concepts
• Leadership ability and team building skills
• Ability to work in teams, lead teams and manage vendors
• Good project management skills
• Excellent client-relationship building skills
• Ability to problem solve quickly and resolve issues and concerns
• Excellent knowledge of Minacs to up sell and cross-sell additional services
• Ability to communicate to remote clients and co-workers

Must work onsite. Local candidates only.