Strategic Creative Director
At Advent, we create experiences that move people and we’re hoping that can include you, as our Strategic Creative Director. Leading a team of thinkers and doers, the right Strategic Creative Director will bring a mix of design expertise and business understanding to the position. We’re looking for an experienced manager of people, someone who can:
Reinforce the creative vision set by the exec team for the creative team.
Set the creative strategy for each potential and active project under the overall strategy for the firm.
Manage, grow, and make scalable the firm’s creative team and resources while taking our creativity to a new level as we continue to grow.
The ideal candidate will balance creativity and business skills with:
natural inclinations for creativity and design
a drive to inspire dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences
a strong business acumen to managing budgets, hit deadlines, and meet company objectives.
Ideation (sketching, mood boards, storyboards, etc.)
Creative network to pull talent from as needed
Leadership/Management experience with creatives
Set the creative strategy for each potential and active project under the overall strategy for the firm
Design and plan the team with optimal scalability and can bring your own network of contract and freelance resources
Grow and develop creative talent
Work with VP of Client Experience to ensure effectiveness and margins for projects are met
Lead/mentor/manage creative team to ensure project delivery and client satisfaction
Lead creative exercises
Lead creative direction on business development opportunities (RFPs, Spec-work, etc.)
Develop the team’s presentation skills
Set level of accountability for the team that balances the creative need with the need to manage project budgets, timelines and overall client expectations
Limited travel, as required for presentations and design meetings
Meet budget standards by forecasting and managing expenses
Manage internal and external creative resources
Ability to clearly communicate strategic creative direction on various projects
Hold team accountable and provide timely and actionable feedback
Inspire the team (training, inspirational speakers, case studies)
Undergraduate degree in the art-related field or equivalent visual design experience required
A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to solve problems creatively
At least 10+ years of professional experience with 5+ years managing creative teams
Ability to sketch and visually communicate ideas, etc.
Intermediate graphic design skills; Advanced leadership graphic design skills
Ability to write strategic creative briefs to enable the team to deliver the project objective(s)
Advanced Strategic thinking/consulting
Demonstrated success in budgeting and feasibility assessment
Basic understanding of UI/UX design
Self-Starter/driven that is in agreement with Advent’s core values, strategy, and executive goals
Ability to evaluate, critique and make judgment calls on design
Advanced communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are a priority
Ability to work effectively and efficiently towards goals in a complex, diverse environment that requires adaptability to changing demands
Ability to demonstrate the embodiment of Advent Core Values
Knowledge of the sports industry
Proven ability to successfully lead creative teams to hit creative and financial metrics
Working Environment/Physical Demands:
Reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
Primarily office-based work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, sits or stands
Close visual acuity to perform activities at distances close to the eye
Subject to activities that occur inside and outside, heat and noise
When working in the office, not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions
Position will be Nashville, TN based
By nature, this job description cannot be exhaustive: additional responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements and working conditions may be associated with this job.
Advent, LLC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.