Creative Director

Creative Director

Remuneration: negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits: Within the cost to company package
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Chris2101
Company: VGP Recruitment

We have a compelling opportunity for a highly experienced Design Director/Creative Director at an awarded Branding & Design Agency in Cape Town. We’re looking for a highly experienced lead Creative with a proven track record of producing exciting strategic design solutions across the FMCG space.  You will be an integral part of a leadership team that whose aim is to deliver purposeful design and create extraordinary brands. The ideal candidate will be a positive, solutions-driven individual, with a high level of creative thinking and above average interpersonal and mentorship skills. You will be required to have both a ‘hands-on’ design role while also overseeing and guiding the overall output of the creative studio, with the support of a senior design team. If you’re an amazing team leader with the gift to create and inspire extraordinary brand collateral and packaging design then we have an exciting opportunity for you – get in touch!
Responsibilities
  • Design original pieces
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all projects
  • Manage own deadlines and other project under supervision
  • Maintaining high standards and ensuring only the best work is released to the client
  • Evaluate trends, assess new data and keep up to date with the latest marketing techniques
  • Direct brainstorming meetings and creative sessions
  • Building an environment for the creative team to work in and overseeing their ideas and projects
  • Taking responsibility for the creative philosophy and the standard of output across the agency or department
  • Developing ideas for creative execution of briefs
  • Pitching concepts to clients
  • Design projects
  • Overseeing several projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, and signing off on these projects before they are presented
  • Liaising with the client service team and studio manager to keep them informed and to highlight any issues
  • Understanding the commercial aspects of the agency
  • Hiring and managing the creative team
  • Manage, motivate and inspire the team to deliver on brief
  • Manage and execute own projects
  • Staying up to date with industry trends
  • Delegate, supervise and review projects from other team members.

 
Requirements
The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant Degree/Diploma from a reputable institution
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Creative Director
  • Extensive packaging and branding experience
  • Extensive BTL experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • In depth knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing models
  • Able to inspire a team, gain the confidence of clients and push the boundaries of creativity
  • A good grasp of all aspects of the agency process from strategy to final production
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Digital experience – advantageous
  • A track record and varied portfolio of work that is recognisable
  • An agency heritage – advantageous
  • Stay up to date with software, industry developments and tools
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Understanding budgets and commercial aspects of design execution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with leading design software packages
  • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker.

Please submit a relevant portfolio of work along with your CV on application.
Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.
Posted on 09 Feb 13:41

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Christine Swartz
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+27 21 422 1037


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