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Advantage Solutions Creative Director Agency in United States

Summary

Creative Director

We're SixSpeed. We do Action.

SixSpeed is an integrated brand agency dedicated to building brand loyalty & advocacy. We turn campaigns, content, and activations into transformational experiences that fuel passion and participation. Want to turn consumers into brand advocates? Capture their attention with an action, not a message. Successful brands, the ones people stand in line around the block for, know that every touchpoint needs to feel more like an experience rather than a megaphone. That's why our creative doesn't start with identifying the right message but instead the right action your brand can take to serve your audience.

As a Creative Director at SixSpeed you’ll be the driving force behind this ethos, coaching creatives, engaging integrated project teams, guiding clients toward successful outcomes at all points of a creative project. You’ll direct the development of original concepts, global campaigns, and brand actions, while overseeing projects through execution. Additionally, you’ll manage a team of creatives, aiding them in advancing their skillset, careers, and craft.

The Task at Hand

  • Lead the development of integrated campaigns and ideas for outdoor and active lifestyle brands in a fast-paced, team-centric environment

  • Direct and shape work that is strategically sound, conceptually inspiring and creatively powerful to connect people and brands in new & innovative ways

  • The ability to think beyond messaging and into brand actions when developing creative campaigns

  • Maintain senior-level relationships with clients, acting as a strategic partner by demonstrating a deep understanding of their market, their business challenges and opportunities

  • Partner with Account group to provide guidance, insights, and perspectives in support of client initiatives aligning our services with client needs

  • Understand and translate clients marketing objectives, brand, consumer and competitive landscape to Brand group

  • Inspire and motivate teams to create their best work

  • Provide clear, timely, and helpful feedback to improve creative output and processes keeping work on budget and schedule

  • Participate in new business pitches and presentations

  • Directly manage, mentor and develop Brand group

  • Advocate for SixSpeed through developing thought leadership and industry relationships

What Success Looks Like

  • Leadership, management, and mentorship of brand group members

  • Successfully drives teams to ensure the objectives of creative brief are met or exceeded

  • A firm understanding of how brand strategy influences creative and the ability to routinely direct teams to deliver work that is on strategy and positively affects business

  • Owns the approach of pitching projects and ideas to clients

  • Fosters strong, senior-level client relationships

  • Strong partner to directors across all agency groups

Who are you

  • 5+ years as creative leader in advertising or marketing agency

  • 3+ years as a direct manager responsible for growing direct reports and providing mentorship

  • A critical thinker, passionate, motivated, ambitious, self-confident, efficient, resourceful, and professional

  • Organized, open-minded, and capable of delivering tangible results in a fast-paced and creative environment

  • A robust background with experience in leading teams to develop nationally recognized integrated campaigns and solving big problems for a wide range of brands

  • Strong communicator that’s engaging, persuasive, inspiring and motivating to clients, team members and peers

  • Ability to articulate ideas well; be resourceful and persistent in their execution

  • Committed to creating high-quality work and building positive working relationships with all team members and clients

  • Willingness and open to the hunting/fishing space, including gear, firearms and ammunition

  • Able and willing to travel as needed

Who we are

Driven, genuine, fearless, spontaneous, positive and hardworking; these are the qualities we hold with the highest regard. We make ourselves indispensable to our teams by tackling challenges head-on and crossing the finish line together.

Responsibilities

The Company 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. The Company 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 (CD) directs the creative vision for the business and strategic planning. CD will partner with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments and develop and execute creative solutions. They manage the creative standards, both art and copy, while leading the creative team. They will oversee assigned projects and new business opportunities, ensuring they are the best demonstration of the agency’s capabilities. They will develop and assess individual team member’s technical skills, professional techniques, training needs, and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes, manages, and maintains the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, the brand, and the business objectives.

  • Develops the team’s knowledge and understanding of the Client’s business and marketing needs and situations.

  • Hires, coaches, mentors, and develops team members; assigns projects to achieve.

  • Achievable workload balance

  • Effective challenges for each member’s skill level

  • Career development as professionals.

  • Fiscally responsible for job budgets, meeting deadlines, and utilization of all team members.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications or Journalism, or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in industry with at least 2 years in the arena of sales promotions and 5 years consumer products, media, or agency experience

  • Prior experience managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

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

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Team building Skills

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.

Additional Information Regarding The Company 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. The Company 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. The Company 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.

The Company 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, the Company 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.

Job Locations US-N/A

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Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-419653

Position Type Full Time

Category Creative & Product Services

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