VP, Associate Creative Director

Job Description

  • Job Title Creative / design / arts & media


VP, Associate Creative Director The VP, Associate Creative Director is responsible for ensuring that all Agency work is on strategy and meets or exceeds the highest level of creative accomplishment. He/she contributes to growing the Client’s business. He/she acts as the Creative Director’s right hand and is able to step in to fulfill these functions when necessary. The VP, Associate Creative Director also acts as an advocate for TBWA\WildType. He/she helps to identify and recruit new talent as well as provides leadership and guidance within their department. Primary Job ResponsibilitiesGeneral ResponsibilitiesAct as Creative Director’s (CD) “right hand.” Demonstrate ability to take over the CD’s functions when necessaryDemonstrate leadership qualities as evident by ability to motivate team, facilitate great thinking, and keep the morale highProactively seek opportunities for improvements in the department and offer executable solutionsKeep Creative Director(s) briefed on creative projects in a timely mannerEstablish credibility with Clients at all levels by developing knowledge of Client’s business, both the brand itself and people involved (i.e. internal client structure, individual responsibilities, and interaction between groups/individuals with respect to their impact on client jobsManage outside vendor/resources effectively from both cost and creative standpoints, including photographers, illustrators, and production vendors for premiums and printingKeep abreast of current advertising, design, and other visual communicationsContinuously explore cutting-edge, current, and unique design styles and imagery Demonstrate the ability to work in various forms of media including a working knowledge of the print production processContribute to new business efforts creatively, as a reliable steward of the work, and presenting the work in the new business effortIn person client travel is required Brand ChampionAct as a brand steward maintaining the integrity and excellence of the brand in all materials developedConsistently provide fresh, unique, and strategic thinking for all brand marketing/advertising initiativesEnsure that Agency work is on strategy and contributes to growing the Client’s businessWork as a team with copywriters to develop conceptual approaches to meet Client objectivesAttend photo-shoots; provide necessary on-the-spot feedback to vendors to effectively accomplish agency and client goalsActs as gatekeeper to ensure that all final products released demonstrate only the highest quality creative and effectively communicates brand messages to targeted customersBe an effective presenter and clearly communicate creative concepts and rationale for design choices to team and clients and/or new business prospectsDemonstrate ability to “zoom in and out” (big picture thinking as well as attention to details) as necessary CollaborationDemonstrate ability to collaborate with Client/Agency Creative/Account teamsHelp create a collaborative work environment between all departments and demonstrate ability to handle conflicts in a positive, professional and productive mannerWork with account service from beginning of project until the end to make sure all projects meet budgetary guidelinesMaintain positive relationships with and utilize the internal business group departments (electronic studio, editorial, traffic, imaging and production) appropriately Additional ResponsibilitiesCommunicate effectively and professionally both internally and externallyDemonstrate good problem-solving and interpersonal skillsRemain calm despite high pressure situationsProject a professional attitude and foster a positive team atmosphere demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors and establish credibility both internally and externallyAssist other members of department/team as needed when workload allowsPerform other duties as assigned by manager Management ResponsibilitiesDemonstrate the ability to manage time and prioritize all jobs effectively, as well as oversee junior members of the art brand team by monitoring projects, delegating assignments and approving workMonitor overall workload to effect efficiency and assure that waiting or downtime is minimizedHelp supervisor manage and resolve staff issues including performance, personal presentation and internal interactionsRecommend adjustments/additions to the roles and procedures of the department to achieve continuous improvement and efficiency across all accounts and/or specific accountsHelp interview, train and orient new team members to the agency, department, and account(s) at the direction of Creative DirectorMentors reports by providing constructive, ongoing feedback to them as well as completing annual performance reviewsProvide ongoing guidance to all team members and be available to them as a resource for account/agency/departmental policies, procedures, etcKeep supervisor or department head appraised of any workload challenges/concerns on assigned team accounts that may necessitate hiring freelancers or moving creative’s around to better utilize their timeOversee team’s time off schedules, time reporting, etc. to ensure appropriate coverage at all times for accounts. Maintain accurate time sheets for self and team. Monitor, review and approve direct report’s time sheets in terms of hours worked on specific jobs Vice-President ResponsibilitiesActs as an advocate of TBWA\WildType; makes decisions with the Agency’s and employees’ best interest in mind Embodies the four core values: commitment, collaboration, creativity and code of ethicsProvides leadership within his/her department as well as across the AgencyProactively provides suggestions that impact agency policy and operationsDemonstrates support of the Agency’s goals and missionPresents a professional and positive image of TBWA\WildType both internally and externallyMotivates direct reports, and acts as a mentor to all within AgencyIdentifies, recruits, trains and develops talent QualificationsCollege degree8+ years of art design/direction experience, preferably in advertising3-4 years of supervisory experienceProficiency with Macintosh and the following programs - Quark Express, Adobe Photo Shop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft EntourageAdvertising or design portfolioExcellent oral communication and presentation skillsExcellent written communication and presentation skills Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.


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