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Associate Director Creative- Art

Company: Walgreens
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJobSummaryThe Associate Director Creative is responsible for directing an in-house team and external agencies to develop the visual aesthetic and messaging communication of marketing needs for Walgreens, specializing in Retail Rx, Non-Retail Rx and Health Services. Leads bravely with enthusiasm, optimism and empathy. The person in this role will unify people and ensure that the integrity of the brand is present through several vehicles and maintains continuity in all facets of the brand experience. This role will be accountable for the creation of campaign concept, style guides, collateral, brochures, direct mail, print advertising, in-store signage, digital, presentations, branded platforms, internal campaigns and ad hoc requests for multiple audiences. JobResponsibilitiesDevelops 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. Ensures team is collaborating, partnering and capable of meeting the needs of internal and external customers through excellent leadership. Conducts status reviews with staff regularly to monitor workloads and process.Maintains knowledge of current layout design, standards, formats and tone of voice to consistently and effectively convey the company's image and positioning within the marketplace, and regularly shares/emphasizes among team members. Maintains an awareness of developments in the graphic arts, advertising/ marketing, sales/retail fields that relate to team responsibilities, and shares and integrates them into own practices.Oversees project development across teams to ensure all materials are on strategy, on brand, on budget, and on time.Collaborates with manager, designers, writers, other marketing team members, and external stakeholders to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes and messages are represented effectively and consistently for the business objective(s) and audience. Collaborates with peers and managers to identify cross promoting and message integration opportunities. Partners with managers within Creative Services to balance workload as needed.Ensures designs adhere to the approved brand and messaging guidelines to maintain our corporate identity. Maintains, communicates/distributes, and provides training as needed to others across the municates regularly with production partners and project management team to ensure assignments are designed on time and within budget.Acts as team liaison with assigned business area partners for marketing, purchasing, e-commerce, legal, and store operations.Presents designs to business area and company leaders and peers as needed.Anticipates future needs and problems relating to the team in order to minimize potential service issues and to ensure the overall success of the team.Assists and/or leads the search, selection process, and management of outside creative services contracted to work on select projects.Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes and . Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.ExternalBasic QualificationsBachelor's Degree and at least 2 years of experience with creative direction, development, and execution for multiple marketing vehicles for varied audiences OR a High School Diploma and at least 5 years of experience with creative direction, development, and execution for multiple marketing vehicles for varied audiences.Experience with graphic design, copywriting, and photography.Experience collaborating with (internal resources, external resources, both) to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.Knowledge of developments in the creative marketing termediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: usaing SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).Advanced level skill with Adobe Software Suite and InDesign(for example: Illustrator working with the paintbrush tool, advanced transparency, managing symbols, creating 3-d effects, working with live effects, working with graphic styles, adding effects, saving and printing options, creating outlines, and creating flash animations).Experience presenting to and coordinating with cross-functional teams, including preparation of agendas, content, documenting meeting minutes, sending out documents to attendees.Experience presenting and reporting on project plans and cost benefit analyses to appropriate stakeholders, executives and senior management.At least 1 year experience of cross functional team leadership.Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).Preferred QualificationsBachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience with creative direction, development, and execution for multiple marketing vehicles for varied audiences.Experience with multicultural marketing a plus.Experience with Pharma or healthcare a plus.Job FunctionMarketingCommon Location200 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-4620-00001-2 Auto req ID: 539665BRWork Location Address: 200 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015SDL2017

Keywords: Walgreens, Arlington Heights , Associate Director Creative- Art, Other , Deerfield, Illinois

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