EY Creative Lead Associate Director in Austin, Texas
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EY is looking for a skilled Creative Director/Lead who is inspired by culture, motivated by insights, and curious and open to the world around them. You’ll need to be a creative visionary dedicated to making creative work that people want to find and ultimately, share, both internally and externally.
As a Creative Director/Lead, you think of yourself as a talent who is as much an innovator and storyteller, always looking for ways to challenge the status quo. You have extensive experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative, semi-structured environment. You are comfortable guiding teams, outside agencies, and/or production partners, but should be willing to roll up your sleeves to do the work as needed.
As a member of a fast-paced collaborative team, you’ll also be expected to be a quick, resourceful learner, technically savvy, detail-oriented, and willing to research the unknown.
Well versed in conceptual thinking, you’ll work on a wide range of projects with a heavy emphasis on developing creative to help bring the Americas EY Consulting brand to life through paid media campaigns and other marketing and communications channels. You’ll work with demand generation teams early in their strategic journey - conceptualizing proactive creative solutions to further Consulting at EY’s unique value proposition in technology enabled transformation. You’ll also provide strategic recommendations on how to embed the EY Consulting brand within internal channels as well as we look to inspire the next generation of consultants at EY.
You’ll be a highly strategic problem solver with a consistent track record for leading efforts to execute integrated marketing campaigns for a consistent experience across every customer touchpoint, including web, video/film, broadcast/podcast, print, social, sales support, events, and more. As this position oversees a team of highly talented paid media professionals, experience with paid media and how to optimize is critical.
Your key responsibilities
Working closely with external and internal agencies to build the Consulting at EY brand in the Americas from creative strategy, execution and production
Running development of executions leveraging the EY style guide that strongly resonate with a range of audiences while maintaining consistency for the brand
Leading the execution of creative solutions across a wide array of mediums, including illustration, animation, video, and photography
Responsible for ensuring engaging creative is placed through our paid media campaigns
Cultivating ongoing improvements in creative processes and methodologies
Inspiring and empowering others to create and solve, using the power of team to make scalable, balanced solutions
Collaborating with key stakeholders and outside agency partners to set the creative strategy to bring the brand to life across initiatives, channels and products
Overseeing the prioritization and assignment of all creative requests, and establishing processes to keep the team happy, creatively inspired, and focused on priorities
Developing an iterative approach to cultivate a testing culture for creative assets that drives performance
Creatively exploring, setting trends, and pushing boundaries
Onboarding and guiding the work of creative agencies and freelancers according to specialized skills required, budgets, timelines, and scope
Partnering with marketing stakeholders to ensure great user experiences through all marketing channels, optimized for response.
Skills and attributes for success
Ability to generate big ideas while keeping a foot in the trenches
Translate complex ideas into beautiful, easy to understand visual execution
Strong ability to grow new and cultivate existing relationships
Ability to build, mentor, and develop an outstanding, high-performing team—attract and retain top talent
Superb full-time manager, able to be hands-on with creative oversight on key projects
Ability to take in agency partner feedback and turn into compelling next rev concepts, ideas, and designs
Be able to communicate effectively with senior management, with the ability to translate creative strategy into business performance
Be comfortable with ambiguity and demonstrate a proven ability to create clarity in it
To qualify you must have
12+ years of demonstrated experience in agency & in-house creative departments (preferably inside of technology companies) with an excellent B2B portfolio
Expertise at facilitating a culture of collaboration between creative and business stakeholders
Deep understanding of brand, visual design, writing and user experience to design inspiring and intuitive experiences
Be experienced in all forms and mediums (website design, digital, response-based email, print, experiential and earned media, etc.)
Experience leading paid media programs and professionals
Experience developing and running marketing programs in a data-driven, integrated marketing environment
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience in performance marketing across channels
What we look for
We are seeking a creative visionary who brings deep experience, leadership, inspiration, and expertise to all marketing teams. You are someone who thinks conceptually about the brand, shaping our vision and strategy for all design, marketing, and creative communications.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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