Sr. Manager ACD Weekly Ad

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 18, 2021
Jan 09, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
As a Senior Manager, Associate Creative Director (ACD), Promotions, you'll be a driving force in Target Creative by leading a creative team in developing content, capabilities and creative standards in a variety of digital and print media for promotions marketing. You will support and develop the talent on your team, including Art Directors and Sr. Art Directors. Alongside leading a team, you will also lead the work, creating breakthrough marketing for a variety of media channels. You'll evaluate work through the lens of creative, but also guest journey and marketing goals. You'll build and maintain partnerships across Marketing, Digital, and within Target Creative leadership. You will work to evolve how we create work, approaching content creation in new, faster and more efficient ways. You will establish strategies for achieving individual and team goals that align to the broader Target Creative vision and drive successful outcomes. You will articulate Target's brand (voice and culture) to infuse the work with an unmistakable Target approach, seamlessly integrating a multicultural lens. Critical to this role is staying current with retail & channel trends and experiences, developing competent base knowledge of categories and guest behaviors, and being a passionate advocate for great design. We'll support you along the way with personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Senior Manager, Associate Creative Director.

About you:

  • 4-year college degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop people, including providing meaningful feedback and managing performance
  • Possess refined presentation and negotiation skills, and the ability to align partners in high stakes moments
  • Ability to lead a team through challenging moments, keeping them motivated and results-focused
  • Familiarity with key digital media-specific creative tech (HTML5, video, dynamic feeds, etc.) and tools (Google Web Designer, Hype, Sketch, etc.)
  • Experience leading multi-channel work from ideation through execution
  • Think strategically, critically and creatively
  • Action oriented with ability to prioritize and drive results
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly-self-starting, highly motivated, fast working
  • Collaborative influencer with a clear POV and ability to establish rapport with peers
  • Adept at managing multiple, concurrent, and complex projects
  • Ability to identify the need for change and lead teams through it
  • Expert knowledge of standard design software (Adobe tools, Mac platform, etc.)
  • Strong creative portfolio demonstrating breadth of creative capabilities, with a focus on digital design and art direction.
  • Flexible to travel as needed

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

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 global 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.

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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