Basic Information

Location
NY NY 100 W 33rd
Posted Date
08-Apr-2022
Department
Branding
Agency
BX Design Group
Job Code
140051
Job Type
Regular

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Business Title:
Creative Director

Department: Branding Design

AGENCY OVERVIEW:
BX is the
IPG Health full-service branding agency dedicated to creation of visual, verbal, and sensory identities that elevate health and wellness brands to the higher purpose they serve. With deep experience in the development of corporate, product, patient support and clinical trial brands, the group offers a unique branding approach that combines design best practices from consumer industries with deep healthcare expertise. This diverse team of designers, strategists and project managers is driven by the desire of optimizing how the healthcare industry uses design to communicate with professional and consumer audiences. With more than 150 brands launched to-date and expanding teams in New York City and London BX is leading the branding revolution in the healthcare industry.

JOB SUMMARY:

Creative design is the core offering of the Brand Experience Design Group. The Creative Director is responsible for initiating and managing the creation and implementation of branding assets that meet the clients marketing objectives while aligning with the standards of quality defined by the agency leadership.

With their strategy partner, the Creative Director shares the responsibility of leading the development of branding solutions, that align with best practices in the branding industry. They know how to develop great work efficiently while creating the conditions for other designers to be engaged, inspired, and committed to exploring well-thought out and elegant designs. They are ambassadors of the agency process and provide valuable branding guidance to clients and network collaborators.

General Qualifications:

§  Strong understanding of branding processes and best practices

§  Strong understanding of customer insights as it relates to building brand perception

§  Strong conceptual and executional skills

§  Strong understanding of design trends

§  Strong presentation skills

§  Strong managerial skills

§  Effective in engaging and inspiring a creative team

§  Ability to present BX methodology, timing and workflow to clients and relevant groups within the IPG Health network

§  Ability to working on multiple projects simultaneously for internal and external clients without compromising the quality of deliverables

§  Ability to efficiently delegate executional and production tasks

§  Ability to proactively flag issues and quickly work towards solutions

§  Ability to demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills

§  Ability  to recognize areas where innovative thinking could lead to agency progress

§  Ability to demonstrate accountability exhibiting the below traits:

-       Adaptable, confident, and solutions-driven

-       Self-motivated and proactive

-       Impeccable attention to detail

-       Strong collaboration and negotiation skills

-       Personable and brilliant at building a strong team ethic

Experience Requirements:

§  10+ years or equivalent experience in branding design (corporate and product branding)

§  5+ year of client-facing experience

Technical Skill Requirements:

§  Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc)

§  Proficient in Microsoft Office

§  Ability to learn and master any necessary tools for the design and implementation of branding assets

RESPONSIBILITIES

Creative:

  • Leads all aspects of the brand development process from the creation of brand identity assets to the rollout of brand guidelines and tactical implementation
  • Sets appropriate creative direction to help achieve the vision for the brand

§  Prepares creative branding rationales to ensure understanding and acceptance of ideas

§  Presents brand identity ideas and persuades others to embrace creative thinking

§  Defends strength of ideas while remaining open to alternatives and further explorations that may be deemed more effective or appropriate

§  Manages client expectations around ideation and execution of design ideas

  • Collaborates with the Brand Strategy team in the creation of the design strategies (e.g. as Brand Personality, Brand Purpose, Brand Architecture, etc)
  • Participates in naming and nomenclature brainstorming
  • Reviews branding work and provides feedback that will help elevate quality of the work
  • Partners with other creative leaders within the network to ensure the successful fulfillment of clients’ branding needs
  • Helps recruit new talent for the group

§  Develop strong relationships with key client stakeholders

§  Delivers innovative design solutions within given budgets and timelines

§  Performs all functions and responsibilities of Designers when called upon to do so

§  Performs other related duties as required and assigned by supervisor

Resource Management and General Operations:

§  Manages project load across 3+ active work streams

§  Oversees the delivery of all assigned projects to ensure they are delivered on time, budget and expected quality

§  Maximizes staff utilization on billable work and new business opportunities

§  Ensure post-project reviews are in place and include lessons learnt exercises which identify both positive and negative outcomes to be actioned

§  Documents project experience for the creation of case studies for future new business opportunities

New Business:

§  Working closely with BX leadership to facilitate creation of new business decks

§  Collaborate with the account leads in identifying the branding needs for their clients

§  Work closely with project management to assess requirements and scope out work

§  Promotes and represents the branding group across IPG Health network agencies and clients

Leadership:

§  Mentors and inspires in a way that fosters a spirit of collaboration and retains talent

§  Provide visible, motivational and decisive management and leadership to allocated branding team

§  Conducts performance evaluations on direct reports, carry out goal setting, one-on-one check in and makes recommendations for their career progress

§  Drive a culture of high performance

§  Set the highest standards in terms of leadership behaviors; support a culture of diversity and inclusion; respect for others, responsibility, and accountability.

§  Create opportunities for learning and development and best practice sharing

§  Helps to instill integration of the IPG Health network capabilities with clients and agency staff



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