Director Creative ISM

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Sep 09, 2017
Closes
Nov 12, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
PRIMARY FUNCTIONOversees the development/execution of In-Store marketing-based creative and experiential assignments. Manages creative project teams, agencies and partners to bring business strategies to life for designated categories/businesses. Establishes creative concept/campaign, and ensures campaign consistency across media types for both internal and external work.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leads complex creative projects across multiple departments
  • Driven to solve business problems through creative
  • Articulates the creative vision, and guides several multi-disciplinary creative teams in partnership with Creative Leadership
  • Works with Creative leadership to determine if creative work is performed internally or is handled externally, based on available resources, business objectives and capabilities
  • Accountable and oversees development and execution of creative work (standards, innovation, consistency) for assigned businesses/categories, aligned to overall Marketing strategic goals
  • Partners effectively with In-Store Marketing, Visual Merchandising, PD&D, Business Category and Merchandising leadership to ensure creative is meeting the needs of Marketing, Merchandising and pre-determined business strategies
  • Leads and presents In-Store Marketing creative and store experience concepts to key leaders (Marketing and Merchant VP/SVP teams)
  • Approves creative design language, system, seasonal work, prototypes and category concepts as translated for in-store environment, for marketing campaigns
  • Ensures all work is on brand, meets Target's creative quality standards and is coordinated and consistent across internal/external teams, and can be feasibly executed within time constraints and budget.
  • Develop relationships, influence and gain commitment in order to resolve problems and achieve desired outcomes
  • Provides clear and timely communication/feedback to creative teams
  • Inspires others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance
  • Fosters a culture of collaboration and teamwork across the organization
  • Provides mentoring and coaching to others
KEY COMPETENCIES
  • Strong Typography & Design background
  • Conceptual & Critical thinking
  • Synthesize information & Manage complexity
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Connecting dots
  • Action-oriented & Decision-maker
  • Self-directed
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Flexible, can handle ambiguity
  • Develop & manage relationships
  • Influence & gain commitment
  • Adapts precedent and develops solutions
  • Balance big picture with the day-to-day work
  • Possesses high creative taste level
TEAM MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Identifies and develops top creative talent; leads working teams to deliver on creative concepts
  • Supports marketing, business, and merchant partners in all aspects of work
  • Works closely with team and partners to ensure excellence in creative execution
  • Builds, leads anddevelops a world class team of creative talentto build the best team and do the best work
REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Reports to Director, Creative
  • Partners closely with Directors of ISM, Visual Merchandising, Category Marketing, PD&D, Merchants, & Directors of MPD, Store Planning, and execution teams
  • Oversees and provides leadership to assigned internal creative teams and external agencies
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL PARTNERSHIPS:
  • Creative agencies and internal strategy, ism, visual merchandising, business and creative teams.
  • SVP, VPs, Sr. Directors and Directors across Marketing, ¬†
  • SVP, VPs, Sr. Directors and Directors across Merchandising
  • SVP, VP's Sr.Directors and Directors across PD&D
  • Third Parties providing creative services
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • 10-12¬†years' experience in leading creative functions and teams in retail, graphic design, advertising or related industry
  • Possesses a high creative taste level, is drawn to newness, open to inspiration from a variety of sources, and driven to solve problems creatively
  • Proficient in MAC computer programs: InDesign, Illustrator etc
  • Creative portfolio demonstrating Target brand expectations
  • Autonomous, performs work independently
  • Ability and experience in communicating vision in an inspiring way
  • Ability to provide clear, and actionable feedback on creative work
  • Able to see solutions from a Guest's perspective and deliver against business needs without sacrificing creative vision
  • Firm understanding and proven track record of driving the business through creative.
  • Ability to effectively partner with key business leaders across the organization
  • Ability to sell a creative idea to non-creative leadership
  • Strong design and typography skills
  • Experience and ability to present to all levels of leadership with confidence
  • Flexible to travel

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