Creative Lead

A highly innovative and hands-on Creative Lead responsible for the development and execution of creative strategies and programmes, delivering engaging and impactful creative assets. This includes the analysis of current solutions, developing new ideas and concepts across the organisation.

Department
Marketing
Salary
Competitive
Location
Oxford
Type of Hire
Permanent
Ref No
258

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing the design, approval and production of all creative assets for all products and services within business deadlines. Collateral will include event banners and giveaways, online banner adverts and marketing materials (digital and print), infographics and content marketing assets, along with written and positioning documentation.
  • Manage any outsourced creative work effectively in conjunction with the Head of Content.
  • Take effective briefs from internal customers and ensure effective communication of creative outputs.
  • Direct the creative output, from concept generation through to design completion. 
  • Ensure quality control of all work.
  • Deliver high quality presentational materials for internal and external use including channel and potential new partnership meetings.
  • Champions proper use of the brands and ensures all assets are produced within brand guidelines.
  • Maintains a solid understanding of the business and its needs so that they can lead the delivery of appropriate creative assets.
  • Works closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure delivery of creative concepts, strategies
  • Supports the delivery of all marketing services responsibilities.
  • Keep up-to-date with innovations and trends within the creative/design industry

 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Works effectively as ‘part of the Company team’, communicates positively at all levels both internally and externally
  • Works effectively as part of a department team, recognises areas where support is required and offers assistance
  • Manage own workload and that of the Creative Artworker
  • Is flexible and adaptable in approach
  • Takes an active role in personal development and frequently reviews individual objectives and attends training sessions as required
  • Professionally manages workload and conflicting priorities
  • Able to effectively problem solve and use initiative
  • Able to influence individuals internally and externally
  • Able to work on own initiative

 

Key results/Outputs and deliverables

  • Effective and professional creative assets delivered on time and in budget to support multimedia campaigns.
  • Delivers outstanding communication materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Excellent customer relationships

 

Professional skills, background and profile 

  • Excellent Adobe Creative Suite experience (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) as well as considerable print knowledge
  • Experienced in all presentational packages and have strong presentation skills
  • Inspired creative concepting / mood boarding
  • Be able to demonstrate creativity and imagination in applying cutting edge graphical design.
  •  Be thorough and precise, consistently delivering high quality results.
  • Have experience of taking details of requirements and creating detailed briefs and of running workshops and planning meetings. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with an ability to plan and prioritise your own time and workload to ensure all deadlines and deliverables are met on time and to the required standard.
  • Have meticulous attention to detail  to ensure messages are consistent in terms of strategy and brand 
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and create rapport with colleagues and management 
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and a tolerance for working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Degree education, or equivalent
  • Demonstrable ability to understand and work with design / creative software
  • Creative expert, with experience in the IT/technology sector desirable
  • Basic understanding of the Internet industry
  • General marketing knowledge
  • Good communicator – influencer with good presentation skills
  • Innovative and creative
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Professional and credible
  • Work well to tight deadlines
  • Focus on attention to detail