Evoke is a marketing and advertising agency servicing the healthcare industry. We partner with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients - consistently delivering unparalleled levels of strategic service, creative and technological innovation that build richer and more effective interactions between our clients and their customers. Description Your role as Group Creative Director The Group Creative Director (GCD) is a strong leader who will manage, inspire and lead multiple creative teams at various levels. A strong conceptual thinker with a pulse on culture and technology who also demonstrates a thorough understanding of the digital/social landscape. This person also needs to be a great partner to Planning, Strategy, Account and Project Management teams. As well as being an exceptional collaborator with clients actively listening and understanding their true needs but also developing a trusting relationship that allows for the agency to push for better and more surprising work. As GCD you are expected to understand and contribute to both the visual expression and content of the ideas you put forth. GCD reports to the Executive Creative Director (ECD). Group Creative Director Creative Role & Responsibilities A balance of creative and manager, is able to coax great creative from teams, maintain art and copy standards across multiple brands and pitch in with ideas as needed. Solutions focused, no matter the challenge. Is an innovative, creative leader who shares, and encourages the team to think beyond the expected. Confident in any situation, able to pitch, step in and cover in all situations. Presents with persuasive excellence. Can effectively inform and direct both copy and visual execution. Evaluates creative strategy and execution of all work generated by creative teams. Embraces the business end of the role, reviewing scopes and staffing allocations and contributing to or crafting decks to sell in work. Responsible for approval of creative timelines. Works with Project Management to establish realistic timelines, and to solve for fast turnarounds when required. Directs the creative teams so that the team environment, culture, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations are working in support the objectives of the agency. Motivates and inspires each team member to deliver the highest quality creative. Oversees team to ensure timely delivery of work. Manages rotation of reports to avoid team burnout. Works closely with senior management to attain and maintain creative vision outlined for Agency. Instills confidence internally and with client of agency's creative excellence (both the work and the people). Ensure the team consistently operates in an efficient/profitable way to deliver the highest quality of creative output within approved budgets Supports planning and strategy in the development of creative or project briefs. Leads creative in brand planning efforts. Knows the Agency pitch process. Can run a pitch under the guidance of ECD. Qualifications include (but are not limited to) Working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel Actively maintains an understanding of how work moves through the agency. Champions relevant agency Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) Can direct and mentor others on the principles of production (print, online, broadcast etc.) Relationships/Supervisory Role Viewed as a leader by the creative department and assigned teams. Is a trusted partner to Account, Strategy and Project Management counterparts, and is listened to for their opinion and guidance. Maintains team structure, composition and moral. Ensures reviews are up to date. Maintains an environment conductive to creativity, instilling confidence in direct and skip-level reports of their abilities to meet and exceed agency's creative standards. Responsible for training, reviewing and mentoring direct reports and ensuring greater team is trained, reviewed and mentored appropriately. Actively seeks to expand network and organically recruits talent. Sets priorities and manages workloads so assignments for team are completed within agreed to timeframes. Collaborates with leaders of different disciplines within the agency as well as client. Proactively works to improve clients' businesses. Is considered an essential part of the team by lead clients. About Evoke: Evoke is a full-service health and wellness agency with a heritage of innovation. The agency has built an outstanding reputation for creating evocative, award-winning marketing platforms that educate, inform, and inspire action. With offices in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and a global reach through their agency network, Huntsworth Health, Evoke is comprised of marketing professionals dedicated to pioneering new and better ways to communicate between brands and people. It is our goal to provide our people with the best possible support and environment to grow and thrive. Our culture is entrepreneurial - embracing yet not stifling. We work hard because we love what we do. We believe strongly in intelligent innovation. Evoke provides an exciting and flexible work environment, competitive salaries and outstanding company paid benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), tuition reimbursement. Evoke and Huntsworth Health are equal opportunity employers.
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