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ID433412
ReferenceMK433412
TitleCreative Director
Job TypeContract
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
Description

Our client is now recruiting for a Creative Director

Job description:

The Creative Directors job:


• To champion creativity and excellent client centricity.
• To creatively direct conceptual designers / graphic designers / art workers, harnessing their development and performance, in a manner that assures maximum efficiency and creativity.
• To manage, supervise, review and audit the work of designers and art workers to ensure the creative level expected is being met.
• To help drive maximum efficiency, productivity and the maintenance of the highest quality of creative concept, design and artwork.
• To work with and support the team to deliver excellent client service.
• To work actively with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the highest level of client service.
• To oversee, manage and review new creative concepts to both new and existing clients.
• To act as brand guardian to ensure all design collateral produced is faithful to the client’s brand guidelines.
• On occasion, undertake the design of digital collateral, to the client’s brief and exacting standards and within agreed timeframes.
• To effectively organise and prioritise workload, especially around deadline, and have the flexibility to respond to increases in workload/ tight deadlines

Candidates having previous agency background are preferred and ceative industry background is required.

Key responsibilities:

Design & Design Culture

• To work with the wider SMT to establish creative strategy for the account.
• To motivate and influence the creative team to constantly strive for excellence in performance.
• To proactively monitor the quality of design projects being produced and submitted by leading internal review sessions and seeking feedback from both internal and external stakeholders.
• To oversee and manage the timely delivery of all jobs / projects going through the studio, always taking into consideration the clients’ requirements and expectations.
• To investigate, propose and implement innovative ways of delivering design services to maximise efficiency and productivity.
• To actively oversee and manage team meetings, forward scheduling meetings and work review meetings.
• To manage, oversee and coordinate the sharing of knowledge and the facilitation of learning within the team and all other employees to improve business practices, refine processes, aid and promote the development of creative ideas and introduce new services.
• To organise monthly work / successes / learnings / presentations to the wider SMT team to showcase work from the studio/ team managed.

Business Development
• Attend client meetings, present work, discuss needs and identify opportunities.
• To assign creative leads and develop accounts and teams.

Workflow
• To work actively with the workflow / studio manager in coordinating the effective allocation of design resource, facilitating information from colleagues, business managers and staff. To provide effective resource support to meet client demands and to cover flexible working, holiday and sick leave requirements in the most economical manner.

Brand Guardianship
• To act as brand guardian to ensure all design collateral produced by the design team is faithful to the client’s brand guidelines.

Customer Centricity
• To work actively with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the highest level of client service from all team members.

People Management & Development
• To manage, train and mentor staff and oversee their professional development through the setting of SMART objectives and PDPs, offering knowledge, motivation, support and experience as required, including but not limited to their creative and technical skill, to increase productivity, staff retention and enhanced staff morale.
• With the assistance of Content Team Leaders, ensure all staff members accurately record timesheets.

Required experience
As the senior design practitioner within the Creative team, the Creative Director will combine first-class design expertise, creativity and thought leadership with commercial acumen and leadership gravitas.

The Creative Director will:
• Be hands-on with a strong focus on digital.
• Be experienced in directing complex, commercial, design projects involving senior stakeholders and interdisciplinary creative teams with strong experience across FMCG and Beauty category.
• Be highly creative with the ability to generate ideas and practically contribute to design details, importantly demonstrating exceptional pure graphic design and typography skills.
• Have deep technical design skills in one or more discipline, e.g. Design for Digital, Brand Immersion, Events, Design for Print, User Experience, etc.
• Have a proven ability to communicate and liaise with all levels in the business.
• Have a proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, including outside the design team.
• Have a proven ability to effective manage creative teams.
• Have Director level written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
• Be proficient in Adobe CC, Microsoft Office and other related software.
• Be a driven, proactive, helpful, and enthusiastic team player.



Main SkillsJob description: The Creative Directors job: • To champion creativity and excellent client centricity. • To creatively direct conceptual designers / graphic designers / art workers, harnessing their development and performance, in a manner that assures maximum efficiency and creativity. • To manage, supervise, review and audit the work of designers and art workers to ensure the creative level expected is being met. • To help drive maximum efficiency, productivity and the maintenance of the highest quality of creative concept, design and artwork. • To work with and support the team to deliver excellent client service. • To work actively with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the highest level of client service. • To oversee, manage and review new creative concepts to both new and existing clients. • To act as brand guardian to ensure all design collateral produced is faithful to the client’s brand guidelines. • On occasion, undertake the design of digital collateral, to the client’s brief and exacting standards and within agreed timeframes. • To effectively organise and prioritise workload, especially around deadline, and have the flexibility to respond to increases in workload/ tight deadlines Key responsibilities: Design & Design Culture • To work with the wider SMT to establish creative strategy for the account. • To motivate and influence the creative team to constantly strive for excellence in performance. • To proactively monitor the quality of design projects being produced and submitted by leading internal review sessions and seeking feedback from both internal and external stakeholders. • To oversee and manage the timely delivery of all jobs / projects going through the studio, always taking into consideration the clients’ requirements and expectations. • To investigate, propose and implement innovative ways of delivering design services to maximise efficiency and productivity. • To actively oversee and manage team meetings, forward scheduling meetings and work review meetings. • To manage, oversee and coordinate the sharing of knowledge and the facilitation of learning within the team and all other employees to improve business practices, refine processes, aid and promote the development of creative ideas and introduce new services. • To organise monthly work / successes / learnings / presentations to the wider SMT team to showcase work from the studio/ team managed. Business Development • Attend client meetings, present work, discuss needs and identify opportunities. • To assign creative leads and develop accounts and teams. Workflow • To work actively with the workflow / studio manager in coordinating the effective allocation of design resource, facilitating information from colleagues, business managers and staff. To provide effective resource support to meet client demands and to cover flexible working, holiday and sick leave requirements in the most economical manner. Brand Guardianship • To act as brand guardian to ensure all design collateral produced by the design team is faithful to the client’s brand guidelines. Customer Centricity • To work actively with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the highest level of client service from all team members. People Management & Development • To manage, train and mentor staff and oversee their professional development through the setting of SMART objectives and PDPs, offering knowledge, motivation, support and experience as required, including but not limited to their creative and technical skill, to increase productivity, staff retention and enhanced staff morale. • With the assistance of Content Team Leaders, ensure all staff members accurately record timesheets. Required experience As the senior design practitioner within the Creative team, the Creative Director will combine first-class design expertise, creativity and thought leadership with commercial acumen and leadership gravitas. The Creative Director will: • Be hands-on with a strong focus on digital. • Be experienced in directing complex, commercial, design projects involving senior stakeholders and interdisciplinary creative teams with strong experience across FMCG and Beauty category. • Be highly creative with the ability to generate ideas and practically contribute to design details, importantly demonstrating exceptional pure graphic design and typography skills. • Have deep technical design skills in one or more discipline, e.g. Design for Digital, Brand Immersion, Events, Design for Print, User Experience, etc. • Have a proven ability to communicate and liaise with all levels in the business. • Have a proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, including outside the design team. • Have a proven ability to effective manage creative teams. • Have Director level written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking. • Be proficient in Adobe CC, Microsoft Office and other related software. • Be a driven, proactive, helpful, and enthusiastic team player.
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