Creative Director-LON002H1

Advanced degree
Functional areas
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The creative director manages a project from initial brief to execution, working with and managing a team of graphic designers, copywriters and artworkers, both internal and freelance. The role requires exceptional communication and project management skills and an ability to interpret a brief and liaise with suppliers. Candidates must have the ability to build strong relationships with internal teams and external clients.
It's essential you've worked with brands of all shapes and sizes, from major household names, to challenger brands and smaller start-ups across all business sectors. You'll know how to get the most out of budgets and how to excite both clients and colleagues with creative solutions. All-in-all, you'll be someone who has a hunger to consistently produce the very highest level of work possible. And to keep pushing creative boundaries.

Activity wise, you'll bring a portfolio bursting with integrated campaigns from communications to digital and everything in between. You'll also need natural leadership qualities in order to get the very best out of your team and a knack of really getting to the core of a brief. Pitching ideas to clients/prospects is, of course, second nature.

Outstanding role that would suit any Creative Director who has a passion for brilliant ideas and a hunger for a new challenge, with the long term opportunity to create a real step change in the creative approach of this consultancy and a name for themselves.
Communications Strategy/Plan Delivery
Under minimal supervision:
  • Reporting to the UK Leader of Communications you will help to set the creative direction of client projects and campaigns.
  • Proactively respond to creative briefs to help create messaging, themes, imagery and other creative assets appropriate to the target audience that are thought-through, campaignable, memorable and stand up to scrutiny.
  • Stay up-to-date with current creative industry, marketing and digital trends and developments to help inform and develop exciting and innovative solutions to client briefs.
  • Implement significant changes to processes and systems and develop new products that deliver to client needs.
  1. Peer review/Quality Assurance
  • Continually review and constructively critique proposed creative solutions to ensure they are on brand and meet the brief.
  • Oversee the creative development of projects to ensure that they are delivered on time, and that each and every client receives the best-in-class service.
  • Provide best advice to Comms Consultants on creative development timelines to assist with project budgeting.
  • Represent the Creative Team in internal and external client briefings and presentations.
  • Mentor junior members of the Creative Team.
  1. Clients/Sales Performance
  • To actively contribute to the team’s $5.2m annual target.
  • Manage and plan the design resource (both human and operational) to meet the revenue/sales targets.
  • Establish yourself as the creative powerhouse in the company by demonstrating innovation and delivery of great creative concepts keeping us in front of our competitors.
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Design or related experience
  • A creative thinker and idea generator, with proven experience of creating original concepts and exciting campaigns across online and offline channels.
  • A genuine passion for all things design related with a relentless desire to push the boundaries of design.
  • Previous agency experience, within a creative or digital environment essential.
  • Excellent Mac knowledge and advanced skills in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign essential. Working knowledge of other Adobe Creative Cloud applications and workflows would be advantageous.
  • Excellent layout, colour and typography skills plus a passion for creating outstanding user experiences across websites and mobile apps.
  • Experience of working within the parameters of large corporate branding guidelines.
  • Brings energy and enthusiasm to the team

Client Management

Primary Location
United Kingdom-London

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Job information

Firm: Mercer

Location: London

Education: Advanced degree

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