Director, Creative Strategist

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Aug 10, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
DIRECTOR, CREATIVE STRATEGY

As a Director, Creative Strategy, you'll be a driving force in Target Creative by leading the long-term strategic direction of the creative strategy team to transform marketing strategies into immersive experiences that help our guests connect more deeply with the brand. Your strategic and creative leadership will enable unique and unexpected insights that fuel big ideas and innovation. You will lead, coach and develop a team of talented Creative Strategists, including inspiring the team to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance. You will build and cultivate strategic partnerships and collaboration across the organization internally and externally to incorporate perspectives, facilitate change and ensure sound strategic recommendations. Your knowledge of marketing, brand and cultural insights will be critical to generating creative solutions across media types and platforms to solve business challenges. We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a Director, Creative Strategy. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four year college degree
  • 15+ years experience in Strategy, Account Management, or Brand/Marketing Planning
  • Experience with multicultural strategy or media that demonstrate an inclusive perspective
  • Agency-side and/or client-side experience leading creative teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop people, provide meaningful feedback and manage performance
  • Demonstrated effectiveness developing relationships and influencing senior leadership and key stakeholders
  • Strategic thinker with experience synthesizing information to generate actionable insights
  • Strong executive presence and communication skills


About us:

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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