Associate Creative Director, Copy

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Updated: July 24, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 4516

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Overview

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Responsibilities

·       Provide creative leadership and standards for the entire brand

·       Owns his/her brands at the Associate Creative Director level

·       Present and fight for the best work selling ideas internally and to clients

·       Partner with clients on effective creative development

·       Manage to client contract and project agreements with client(s), ensuring appropriate talent-to-task

·       Monitor and manage team activity to ensure timely delivery of products and services to accounts

·       Oversee and manage all financial aspects of client relationship including compliance to contract/ agreements, billings, write-offs, receivables, etc.

·       Oversee relationships with other marketing partners of clients as required

·       Create partnership approach with peers from other departments (e.g. Account Services, Brand Planning, Medical Strategy, etc.) on client’s business-creative vision

·       Facilitate communication between team members and clients necessary to maintain strong relationships and effective creative management

·       Provide creative and management direction as well as developmental support to direct reports

·       Participate in new business/client activities and pitches as requested

·       Act as a hands-on copywriter or art director (as appropriate) when needed.

 

 

Job Requirements

·     5+ years healthcare advertising experience mandatory

·     2+ yrs in a senior management capacity

 ·     Client facing experience mandatory

Skills

·     Must have a thorough understanding of client’s business/category and demonstrate a best in class creative approach in offering creative solutions to an assigned client or category

·     Must be aware of current communications technology and media channels, and have a demonstrated ability to utilize them creatively for meeting brand marketing objectives

·     Proven ability to think beyond the campaign and help develop and drive creative marketing solutions (platforms) for client brands, with an emphasis on digital media.

·     Prior business development experience and demonstrated success strategic and concepting skills

·     Demonstrated success in managing a cross-functional team

·     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·     User Experience (UX) design training or experience is preferred

·     Demonstrated experience working on a wide range of accounts and categories

·     Strategic Thinking: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can help create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans. Can connect strategies to creative solutions

·     Creative Vision: Sets and maintains high standards commensurate with the company’s creative expectations

·     Conceptual Creativity: Ability to think in abstract terms; can make connections between unrelated notions; can formulate innovative ideas where others cannot; seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions

·     360-Degree Channel Marketing Mind-Set: Sees the complete media picture; familiarity with leveraging and combining all media to promote a Brand.

·     Client Focus: Is dedicated to exceeding clients creative expectations; acts with the client’s best interest in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with client and gains their trust and respect          

·     Developing Direct Reports: Provides individual and team creative challenges; connects individual’s career goals to current and future work

·     Financial Management: Conscious financial decision making with regard to creative development

·     Demonstrating Ownership and Proactivity: Demonstrates ownership of assigned Brand work by continually coming up with new ideas proactively. Ability and willingness to show ownership of Brand work from a visual standpoint

·     Presentation Skills: Is effective and dynamic in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, direct reports and supervisors; is effective in selling creative rationale and work both inside and outside the organization; instills respect and can manage meeting flow during the presentations

·     Willingness to be Flexible: Works beyond what is described in job description as needed. Willing to be flexible for the team, and ultimately the work. Willingness to work across teams as needed


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