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Senior Creative Director

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Our client, a leading provider of software as a service and networking technologies, has an immediate opening for a Senior Creative Director to join their global brand marketing team in Silicon Valley.

We’re looking for a seasoned and assertive Creative Director to helm our award-winning, in-house creative team. As Creative Director, you’ll manage the team, work with the broader Marketing team to evolve and nurture the brand, lead the creative to new places and help drive the success of the business. You’ll be responsible for everything from big ideas to execution on projects.

In addition to being incredibly talented and collaborative, you must also be able to:
· Develop creative solutions for a wide range of projects, from online and print to conversion flows, UX design and email marketing to support the Organization’s key corporate and marketing objectives.
· Work closely with other members of the Marketing team to effectively leverage insights and develop, test and optimize creative assets based on hard data and analytics.
· Work with senior management to help define the brand essence and evolve its creative voice while providing a strong level of influence.
· Partner with colleagues in product, user experience, media and production to ensure our onsite creative supports our strategies and objectives in these areas.
· Hire, train and mentor top creative talent.
· Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends.
· Effectively present ideas to executives and project owners.
· Partner with various external agencies to manage consistency and innovation.
· Partner with key stakeholders from our numerous product teams and markets to ensure consistency of the brand experience and where relevant, support global campaign initiatives through the development of creative assets that can easily be adapted to meet the needs of different markets.

Required skills:
· A passionate and creative leader who can guide his/her team through the challenges of working in a busy, fast paced and diverse environment.
· Good people skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively with campaign leads to define and drive the process that will deliver their assets on time and to brief.
· 12+ years experience working in an agency and/or corporate environment, including 3+ years experience leading creative teams, ideally working for or within pure digital brands.
· Expertise with creative technologies including Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and UX.
· BS/BA, Masters or equivalent experience in design, advertising or a related field.

The Ideal candidate will possess:
- Mixture of corporate and agency experience.
- Experience with budgeting and headcount in an enterprise environment.
- Background in Digital and print important.
- Experience dealing with C level executives.
- Proven leadership skills.
- Ability to make key decisions quickly
- Ability to speak to data, ROI, metrics, etc

ADDITIONAL INFO
• This is a W2 contract to hire opportunity located in Santa Clara, CA
• This position is eligible for full benefits including a low premium, zero-deductible health care plan, 401(k) plan, 
dental and vision.

AQUENT is a firm that offers content design and development, marketing, and creative services solutions. For more than 20 years, we have helped provide outsourcing and staffing solutions to clients across the globe. We're a minority-owned business, committed to maintaining professional quality with a personal touch.

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