This is a unique creative opportunity that is dedicated to working on new business projects within a leading retail agency, specialising in shopper marketing and brand/retail activation. If you have strong pitch experience and genuinely thrive in this discipline and know you can bring huge energy and passion to a growing creative team, this could be a truly exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a Creative Director to inspire and lead the newly established Growth Team, to work on new business opportunities with leading retail brands across UK Retail and Global Travel Retail. The role is permanent and full-time, with 2 days expected on-site at their offices in Northampton.
Our client is an award-winning retail and shopper marketing agency based in Northampton, working with an impressive list of UK and Global brands. Their approach centres around creating strong brand relationships informed with consumer insights, with the shopper at the heart of everything they do to deliver the best customer journey whether that's online, offline or omni. The 30-strong studio, within an agency team of 100, is a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals who are experiencing growth across a variety of skillsets including digital and retail design. Culturally, they are hard-working, fun-loving, and fast-paced, and committed to employee wellbeing, as well as offering fantastic opportunities for personal and career development.
As Creative Director of the Growth Team, you will focus on pitching and driving an increase in the breadth of the client offering, underpinned by a focused growth strategy for 2023. You will collaborate closely with our other Creative Directors, New Biz, Marketing, Client Services and Strategy & Insights teams to drive the purpose and vision of the opportunity at hand. With proven and respected leadership skills you will grow and nurture your team who will help you visualise your creative strategies, and you'll also have access to further diverse studio skills such as digitised hand-drawn concepts, 3D & CGI, Wordsmithing, PPT Magic, and more. Your own Adobe CS skills will ensure you can direct others and support where needed.
You are an experienced Creative Director, an inspiration to those around you and well versed in agency life and pitch work. You are highly skilled in joining the dots with strategic marketing comms, expertly carving paths to purchase with consumer-centric thinking. You consider yourself a wordsmith, visual crafter, storyteller and influencer of ideas, reputed at innovative ideation, and original intelligent thinking. You have a successful track record in pitching, brand development and shopper marketing campaigns across traditional and digital platforms. You are highly skilled in presenting to senior clients and use your emotional intelligence to adapt your style. Your passion for the task at hand is clear, you are approachable, a strong communicator, able to navigate your working relationships with ease and humility at all levels within the business.
If you feel this opportunity is perfect for you, please send your CV and portfolio over to me ASAP.