Associate Creative Director - Art Director
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin


Associate Creative Director - Art Director

Work Mode: Hybrid

Location:  Kohler, WI

Opportunity

Kohler Company, a multifaceted global family of brands with a strong emphasis on design and innovation, is seeking an ACD Art Director - an experienced specialist in art direction, to join The Beacon, Kohler Co.'s in-house agency. As an ACD/Art Director, you will work closely with an ACD/ Copywriter, other team members and business partners to help creatively fulfill internal, national and global cross-channel deliverables within the kitchen and bath category. Reporting to the ACD Kitchen & Bath team lead, your bold thinking, strong aesthetic sense and collaborative spirit will ensure the Beacon keeps evolving as a creative powerhouse. Learn more about The Beacon at http://thebeacon.agency

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Creative product output/needs:

·       Craft highly engaging, globally appealing communication pieces in multiple formats, ranging from motion, print, digital to social media and more

·       Deliver original ideas that are clear, concise and convincing

·       Champion high level aesthetics

·       Master our brand voice and tone

·       Understand the traditional and non-traditional advertising craft

·       Ensure timelines are adhered to and deadlines are met

·       Manage multiple projects at once

·       Lead multiphase campaign developments from start to finish

·       Direct motion and still shoots

·       Provide creative team mentorship

·       Display global awareness and an understanding of global advertising

·       Develop expert knowledge of business they support (SWOTs, key markets, stakeholders, brand quality and capacity, etc)

·       Possesses social media platform experience including best practices

·       Proactively looks for opportunities to bring forth new and innovative amongst their team

·       Stay abreast of current trends, technologies and competitive landscape

Relationship management:

·       Assures full trust in covering business partner meetings - can present ideas in a clear manger, can defend a point of view regarding those ideas, and is an active listener and problem solver when feedback is provided

·       Has a respectful and partnering relationship with all teams within the group - account, strategy, project management, design, studio production, photography, retouching, digital, social, etc

·       In partnership with the ACD Kitchen & Bath team lead, manages outside vendor and agencies as well as freelancers and contractor workforce as appropriate

Leadership

·       Encourages and fosters career development of the team; provides creative direction or others - encouraging thinking beyond their work

·       In partnership with the ACD Kitchen & Bath team lead, helps lead a high-performing team that meets all deadlines with work that consistently exceeds expectations

·       Can delegate workload and resources effectively to cover major assignments without the need for additional teams, while managing lower level teams on minor assignments

Skills/Requirements

·       10+ years experience in advertising or an idea-led in-house agency

·       BS, BA, or relevant degree required

·       Portfolio to demonstrate creative abilities, innovative thinking, craftsmanship

·       OMNI-Channel experience - TV, print, digital, content/video, radio, social media, experiential marketing

·       Extensive production experience in all mediums

·       Extensive experience in Adobe Suite, including but not limited to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

·       Viewed as a go-to creative with management potential

·       Talent, judgment, and imagination to create ideas and words

·       Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

·       Solution-oriented, nimble problem solver

·       Passionate about design, luxury, and aesthetics

·       Nurturing, collaborative, confident, level-headed

·       Effective presenter

·       Understands the importance of details

·       Committed, respectful, with empathy and good multicultural instinct

·       Able to inspire people and environment with creativity and personal character

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .


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