Associate Creative Director - perm


Up to £70000 per annum


We have partnered up with a great integrated communications agency who have a diverse range of clients from financial services, travel and retail. They have a rare and fantastic opportunity for an Associate Creative Director to join their studio. Offices are in central London and they work to a hybrid model - 3 days in the office / 2 days remote.

The Role
We are looking for an ambitious Associate Creative Director to manage creative and production projects from concept creation through to completion. You will play a key role in the agency's wider leadership team and be part of our exciting growth plans. You enjoy helping clients to solve their strategic challenges and delivering outstanding creative work, and you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment. You will be responsible for developing and transforming concepts into creative solutions, managing creative teams, and ensuring client objectives are achieved. There's also a great opportunity to benefit financially and develop your leadership skills.

To be successful in this role, you should be able to develop creative concepts and strategies that are insightful, relevant, innovative, and effective. You know how to motivate and direct a team to design and produce best-in-class, integrated work.

The day-2-day...

  • Supporting the Creative Director with the development of concepts, strategies, and client presentations
  • Generating original and effective creative concepts
  • Managing and supervising multiple projects with internal and external teams
  • Directing the design and development of the agency's creative product
  • Ensuring brand identity and message consistency across client brands
  • Meeting client objectives, values, budgets, and deadlines
  • Presenting creative work to clients, taking feedback and problem solving
  • Running and developing the design department as line manager
  • Leading and participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Overseeing creative resourcing and freelance hiring
  • Playing a key role on new business pitches
  • Training, knowledge sharing and keeping up with industry best practices

The person

  • Relevant agency experience to Associate Creative Director level
  • Strong knowledge of integrated marketing - especially in digital and social media (agency is 80% digital focussed)
  • Proven track record of concept and strategy development
  • Excellent presentation skills, a confident communicator
  • Experience leading and managing teams
  • Can do' approach
  • Ability to establish relationships with new and existing clients at all levels
  • Thinks commercially and strategically as well as creatively
  • Knowledge and experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Advertising degree or similar

The package

  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus 3 to be taken between Christmas and New Year
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Gym membership contribution
  • Hybrid working

Please send CV and portfolio stating your salary expectations.

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