Creative Director
Posted on 4/4/2024
OLIVER Agency

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs, builds, and manages bespoke in-house marketing agencies.
Company Overview
OLIVER Agency, established in 2004, is a unique player in the marketing industry, specializing in creating bespoke in-house agencies and marketing ecosystems for brands, a model that has proven successful with over 300 clients in 48 countries. The company's ability to adapt and move at the pace of modern business has led to the development of effective solutions like Unilever’s U-Studio and adidas’ off-shore hub, earning them top rankings in Adweek’s Fastest Growing list (US) and a feature in The Drum’s Honours List. Additionally, their commitment to diversity and representation is evident in their newly launched division, InKroud, which focuses on creating authentic and nuanced work that accurately portrays diverse consumers.
Consulting

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2004

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

11%

2 year growth

12%
Locations
Englewood, NJ, USA • New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Brand Design
Graphic & Motion Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • Proven experience working as an Associate Creative Director or Creative Director.
  • Experience working in a creative/agency/consultancy environment.
  • Has successfully run multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated creative success in leading collaborative multi-functional teams including project planning.
  • Exceptional information presentation (visual and written) experience.
  • Experience developing/leading client relationships.
  • Experience in, and enthusiasm for, a broad range of marketing platforms, including content creation, digital and social advertising, brand activations, campaigns and the use of Gen AI.
  • Proven track record generating new business.
  • Extensive experience with all the relevant software packages and hardware, and a working knowledge of emerging platforms.
  • A degree Marketing, Communications, Visual Studies or other advertising-related field preferred but not compulsory.
Responsibilities
  • Deliver and inspire award-winning work from both yourself and others who work with you, influencing where appropriate a dramatic change through ideas, creativity and the use of technology.
  • Consistently deliver a number of successful solutions and high-quality work to clients on time.
  • High level internal and external client satisfaction.
  • High level of team satisfaction.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital developments, and successfully apply them to work practices to help improve processes and procedures.
  • Participate in a number of pitches and/or deliver pro-active work to drive organic growth.
  • Review concepts and design work from an assigned group of clients and provide effective direction and feedback.
  • Prioritize multiple projects and their components to maintain high creativity and delivery.
  • Resolve key strategic issues with a high degree of creativity.
  • Responsible for creative output and complete ownership of issues, always finding an appropriate resolution.
  • Identify key pieces of award-winning work and ensure work is entered for the most appropriate awards.
  • Contribute to the award entry process, if necessary, create additional supporting assets and check quality control of award entries.
  • Manage client expectations, anticipate issues before they occur and communicate appropriately.
  • Work with functions across the Company to ensure excellent communications and foster a collaborative work environment.
  • Continually provide feedback to, and consultation with, all levels of staff.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of all areas of the creative industry using new developments to ensure that the Creative department produces world-class work.
  • Support industry events, raising the profile of OLIVER externally.
  • Lead the development of existing and new relationships with appropriate colleges across the client network.
  • Provide creative leadership, motivating the Creative department to produce award-winning work that is exceptional and commercial.
  • Look for processes that need improvement and drive implementation of changes and solutions to ensure all creative work meets the OLIVER scale’s standards.
  • Guide, teach and mentor senior members of the Creative department in developing ideas further.
  • Conduct regular team and individual meetings including annual performance reviews, highlighting any performance issues early and managing in a professional manner.
  • Identify team members training needs and support arrangements and initiatives for training.
  • Keep team informed of company news and decisions.
  • Identify permanent recruitment needs. Interview and assess potential candidates on behalf of the Creative department.
  • Make recommendations on the financial management of the Creative department including training, events and equipment.
  • Ensure direct reports are meeting utilisation and billability targets, completing timesheets accurately and on time.
  • Work with Resource Management to manage workload including sourcing OLIVER+ talent or freelancers when internal resources are exhausted.