VP, Associate Creative Director, Art             

About Us:

The Bloc is the most diversified, fully independent health creative agency in the world. We provide comprehensive cross-channel services for audiences across the health spectrum, and partner with clients who are doing some of the most meaningful and exciting work in health today. And as part of an international network of like-minded, independent agencies across the globe, our work continues to be globally recognized for creativity and innovation. Come build with us.

 

Role:

The VP, Associate Creative Director (ACD) is responsible for leading the creative work on multiple accounts. This leadership inspires our teams to consistently produce exceptional concepts and final work, working closely with account management to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the quality of our creative work, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to their needs.

Responsibilities:
Creative/Hands-on Work

  • Help develop and review creative briefs that provide strategic insight and creative inspiration
  • Work with Copy partner to produce standout and strategically focused concepts and campaigns
  • Take on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish
  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects
  • Estimate art hours
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Lead concept presentations
  • Attend market research as appropriate
  • Share responsibility with planning to shape strategic branding

Management

  • Assign creative teams best suited for each project based on ability and workload
  • Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the art team, ensuring that everyone is busy and billable
  • Work closely with design and traffic departments to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met
  • Identify and Interview prospective creative candidates

Leadership

  • Become the creative voice for your accounts
  • Develop good relationships with your clients
  • Work with account management to grow our business at existing clients
  • Work with creative management to address performance, workflow, and quality issues and develop long-range plans for the creative group
  • Lead the creative teams in development of concepts and execution of all projects
  • Assure that all art directors are trained and, where needed, mentored to maintain the standards and expectations of the agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals
  • Demonstrate to clients that you understand their brand and marketing challenges and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs
  • Represent the agency at client meetings as needed

Requirements:  

  • 6+ years’ agency experience, including pharmaceutical/healthcare brand team and launch experience
  • BA degree (Advertising, Design focus preferred)
  • A proven track record of creative ability and judgment, successful client contact experience, the ability to work collaboratively with account management, excellent presentation skills, successful experience in managing creative teams and multiple accounts, and the commitment to go the extra mile in time and effort to produce the very best work
  • Experience designing and working with brand systems across digital and all forms of media
  • Portfolio available for consideration

The Bloc provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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