Creative Director

Employer
Advantage Solutions
Location
Stamford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 06, 2018
Closes
Jun 15, 2018
Role
Editorial
Industry
Advertising
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**Summary**

**Creative Director**

The Creative Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Integrated Marketing Services efforts. Responsible for directing the creative vision for the business and strategic planning, partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments, and develop and execute creative solutions. Manage creative standards both art and copy while leading the creative team.

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

**Responsibilities**

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America?s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

**Position Summary**

The Creative Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Integrated Marketing Services efforts. Responsible for directing the creative vision for the business and strategic planning, partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments, and develop and execute creative solutions. Manage creative standards both art and copy while leading the creative team.

**Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities**

Business Management

+ Establish, manage, and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, brand, and business objectives

+ Oversee assigned projects and new business opportunities ensuring they are the best demonstration of the agency?s capabilities

+ Responsible for meeting project deadlines

+ Manage fiscal job budgets and utilization of all team members to prepare reports as needed

Team Leadership

+ Develop team?s knowledge and understanding of the Client?s business, marketing needs, and situations

+ Develop and assess individual team member?s technical skills, professional techniques, training needs, and professional growth while completing assigned projects by the deadline

+ Assign projects to achieve achievable workload balance, effective challenges for each team member?s skill level, and career development

**Supervisory Responsibilities**

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

**Travel and/or Driving Requirements**

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

Travel up to 10 %

**Minimum Qualifications**

Education Level: **(Required)** High School Diploma or GED **o** r equivalent experience

**(Preferred)** Bachelor's Degree **o** r equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry

8+ years of experience in industry with at least 4 years in the arena of sales promotions and 4 years consumer products, media, or agency experience

3+ years of management experience

Experience managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)

Proficient at working with creative professionals such as copywriters, vendors, freelancers as well as account counterparts

**Skills, Knowledge and Abilities**

+ Team building Skills

+ Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

+ Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

+ Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

+ Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to make oral presentations

+ Good interpersonal skills

+ Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

**Environmental & Physical Requirements**

**Office / Sedentary Requirements**

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

**Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions**

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one?s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

**Important Information**

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why ?Winning Together? is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

**Primary Posting Location : City** _Stamford_

**Primary Posting Location : State/Province** _CT_

**Primary Posting Location : Country** _US_

**Requisition ID** _273_

**Position Type** _Full Time_

**Category** _Creative & Product Services_

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