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Creative Director Global Agency Group – Lusaka, Zambia

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Zambia, Lusaka
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Reference:#Chris2128
Company:VGP Recruitment


Looking for an exciting change while boosting your career trajectory? We’ve got just the thing for a talented Creative with adventure on the mind. We have a fantastic job opportunity for an Art-based, mid-weight CD/Creative Group Head at a super TTL ad agency in Lusaka, Zambia. The agency is part of a leading global advertising Group. This opening is ideal for a TTL Art Director keen to step up into the creative lead role. The successful candidate should come with great design, leadership skills and ATL experience. Don’t miss out, apply today!

Responsibilities

Knowledge Areas:
  • Ensures the production of high-quality creative work that enhances the reputation of the agency and wins awards.
  • Knowledge of each step of an advertising campaign's process to give the creative team direction.
  • Good knowledge and application of multiple channel executions.
  • Embed innovative thinking into core business activity.
  • To remain up to date with new ideas, techniques and styles (i.e. art, films, TV programs, music, fashion, trends etc).
  • To actively seek inspiration from the external environment to influence creativity.
  • Understands and appreciates the nature and values their client’s brand.
  • To familiarising themselves with the product and competitor activities in the market.
  • Proficient in discussing the client's core message and target audience.
  • Ability to generate lots of fresh, original ideas from a brief.

Talent Management & Internal Relationships:
  • To lead and inspire a creative team to develop powerful and highly commercial design solutions for a portfolio of clients.
  • To manage the creative team from concept to completion of the projects and present to management.
  • Fosters team spirit within the department by sharing professional experience to improve overall department effectiveness.
  • Makes the department aware of any new technologies that could improve overall agency quality.
  • Able to quickly build constructive but uncompromising relationships within the business.
  • Manage and develop the team within Group Values.
  • Provide regular feedback to Creative teams. Act as coach and mentor and support their career development.
  • Ability to give constructive feedback to individuals on their Creative work.
  • Provides a clear direction for the team in support of business objectives.
  • Effectively manages poor performers and difficult discussions.
  • Recognises and values work done well.

 

Requirements
The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant Visual Communication qualification from a recognised institution
  • TTL experience (including ATL design) – a must
  • A thorough knowledge of design and production across all media and a thorough understanding of marketing communications
  • Experience in solving both marketing and communication issues - a must
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent presentation skills - important
  • Able to develop “original ideas” and direct appropriate artistic executions
  • Able to collaborate with clients and colleagues throughout the development and production processes
  • Able to clearly articulate creative ideas and concepts and present those ideas in a compelling and persuasive manner to clients
  • The ability to develop creative approaches (solutions) designed to impact human behaviour based on a thorough understanding of target audience needs and concerns and thorough knowledge of design and production across all media - essential
  • Personal pursuit of knowledge and experiences designed to enhance creative abilities and heighten artistic appreciation in areas such as music, painting, filmmaking and creative writing are encouraged.

 

Please submit a link to your relevant portfolio along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 09 Jun 15:25

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Christine Swartz
christine@vgp.co.za
+274 21 422 1037

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VGP is a specialist Recruitment Agency focusing on the exciting field of communications. Passionate about the industry in which we operate, our portfolio covers all personnel who work in the Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Public Relations arenas.

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