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Director, Creative Design

Location: Deerfield
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Our Head of Design (Design Director) is responsible for operating a design CoE within Walgreens Brand Design and Content Studio, leading the overall visual design direction for the Brand, including ownership of our enterprise brand identity system, lifestyle and product photography, and an ever evolving asset library to support content publication.

This role reports to the Head of Creative and will partner with key creative team leaders (Director of Delivery & Director of Content) to deliver a new generation of omnichannel, retail marketing in supporting of the full spectrum of key brand campaigns and business priorities. Experience directing multi-channel experiences (video, print, digital, experiential, activation, etc.) is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in and a passion for defining and designing world-class solutions in a high-volume, high-value, performance-driven environment where both speed-to-market and business-value are non-negotiable.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partners with cross functional partners to establish campaign creative strategies / direction & content development supporting all parts of our business.
  • Informs and drives senior management alignment on best practices in and seasonal marketing storytelling.
  • Acts as an expert in the brand creative space, drive testing, data and efforts to help improve existing team resources/output to ensure best practices and a consistent brand voice and tone.
  • Ensures a clear creative direction & execution of strategies with internal and external partners to connect with consumers in a consistent brand voice and tone.
  • Delivers best in class seasonal brand campaigns, celebrating our customers and patients on their path to a happier and healthier life.
  • Fosters an environment of play and exploration by defining and designing inspiration projects for the LOOP
  • Responsible for conveying complex information and persuading several diverse stakeholders / audiences often across multiple channels.
  • Leads cross-functional alignment on key campaign launch moments and seasonal business priorities in market.
  • Focuses on holistic and product-driven narratives that showcase our innovations in the retail health and wellness category
  • Works in lock step with all internal and external creative teams.
  • Drives cross functional efficiencies and effective brand marketing engagement to optimize internal/external resourcing.
  • Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

    About Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers' and patients' needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

    Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

    WBA's purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

    WBA is included in FORTUNE's 2021 list of the World's Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

    More company information is available at


    Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree and at least 6 years of experience leading a Design or Creative studio OR High School/GED and at least 9 years of experience leading a Design or Creative studio
    • At least 2 years of experience leading a Design Center of Excellence
    • At least 5 years of experience overseeing integrated teams such as designers, writers, UX, photographers, FE developers, etc.
    • Experience working in a large-scale organization (i.e. Fortune 500 Company) known for their brand and creative experiences.
    • Experience delivering creative in all formats and across all media channels.
    • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
    • At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
    • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Art or Design

Keywords: WALGREENS, Arlington Heights , Director, Creative Design, Executive , Deerfield, Illinois

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