Creative Director

15 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Creative Director - Competitive Salary - Bradford, West Yorkshire

The Role

We are looking for a Creative Director to work at our Albion Mills studio to lead the creative work of your wider team with the support of your Design Heads. You will be directly responsible for setting and raising the creative credibility of Parker Williams and the Sun Branding Solutions group, both internally and externally, overseeing various projects and identifying areas for improvement.

Your experience in the industry, design skills and strategic thinking are what give you the ability to excel as an inspiring and respected Creative Director. Together with your client services and creative leads, you will create positive experiences for clients so that they keep coming back to us, wherever they are working. This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead at a creative design firm.

Some of the key responsibilities of a Creative Director include, but are not limited to:

Overseeing different client and internal projects at any time, and where needed actively participating at the briefing stages to develop accurate interpretations of client briefs
Ensuring strong creative direction and provide ongoing guidance on all those projects under your supervision to both the design teams and production teams
Using your strategic experience and agility to identify and solve problems on specific client business, branding and design issues and challenges
Persuasively presenting creative work to clients, taking a lead role in conversations with clients about how the work fits with the client's brief
Working with the studio schedule and client services team to allocate resource to your client projects, taking into consideration client pressures, individual workload and capabilities
Acting as an overall mentor to younger members of the studio, and taking a key interest and influence in their personal creative growth
Working with group business development and marketing teams to instigate any business development and PR opportunities
The Company

At the heart of Sun Branding Solutions, of which Parker Williams is a part of, is a team of brand and packaging experts, drawn from five different specialisms but with one shared focus; creating the very brightest ideas for brands. Each team, whether it's strategic design, pack science, graphics, legal or digital, is brilliant in its own right, and you can work with one, two, or as many as you need to get your big idea off the drawing board and into your customer's shopping basket.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Creative Director:

A strategic thinker with a very strong creative point of view, having the authority and experience to present creative concepts with confidence and credibility, and within a compelling business rationale
A natural leader, working to continually develop, grow and inspire your creative team, taking risks that challenge expectations and stretch everyone's capabilities, including your own
Excellent interpersonal skills, being strong and resolute but also sensitive and diplomatic; and having a clear creative vision whilst remaining open to other peoples' ideas
Strong organisation and time management skills, able to prioritise workload and organise schedules effectively with efficiency and accuracy
Enthusiasm for our brand and our work, championing our distinctive approach that combines creative and commercial priorities to help brands stand out in crowded markets
If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more

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