Creative Director

We are looking for a Creative Director to lead our entire agency’s creative offering. We want somebody to set the standards for the level of craft, innovation and impact of our work.

Role

This has to be a creative with deep experience multichannel and a passion for audience insight led work and solutions that can deliver commercial success for our clients.

You’ll be as comfortable rolling up your sleeves and getting on the tools as you will be creating the strategy and direction of travel for the agency and the clients it represents.

No egos allowed, we are a small team, and we need the most pragmatic leader for it. At the same time we favour fierce ambition because, despite our four decades in the industry, we know there is no room for complacency.

You cannot be the kind of individual who needs everything prescribed and written down.  You need to be able to be fluid around the client’s way of working and their level of sophistication, able to work directly with CEOs of small businesses who perhaps are less confident talking about brand and marketing, but at the same time able to hold your own with a Chief Marketing Officer of a FTSE 250 company.

You will be critical to the agency’s future in building its reputation and income, by being a positive and energetic driver of new business and existing client opportunities and in your determination to produce outstanding creative thinking and execution.

Not all the delivery will be managed in house as we have a partner network. We sub-contract specialist work too, so you’ll have to be adept at juggling people that work in your team and those who are external.

We will expect you to be inspirational and motivational to all those in the agency and the external market, looking to create content and profile opportunities for yourself and for Tayburn that help cement us as a lean, flexible, smart, “for the client” business that doesn’t particularly want to label itself either agency or consultancy.

Why? Because the market is looking for people to trust and people who can cut through and we need you to be supportive of that behaviour in our world.  It can’t be about process – it’s about performance – and to perform you’ll need to be a brilliant questioner, listener, thinker and ideator.

By doing so you’ll be a trusted partner as you will understand their needs and influence their thinking, turning it into effective creative, brand and marketing solutions.

Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience of leading an agency creative team.
  • Diverse portfolio including B2C and B2B brands.
  • First class craft and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Proven ability to conceptualise and execute ideas that help brands succeed.
  • A multidisciplinary and multimedia skillset from conceptual thinking to brand development to UI design to marketing activation.
  • Knowledge of best practices in brand and marketing, design and customer experience and customer trends.
  • Knowledge of layouts, design fundamentals, typography and limitations of the web particularly in campaign and website execution.
  • Outstanding organisational skills.
  • An excellent communicator
  • Strong commercial awareness.

Benefits

  • 30 days holiday per year (including public holidays)
  • Extra 5 days after 3 years employment
  • Pension - auto enrolment after 3 months (3% company contribution, matched by employee)
  • Company bonus scheme

How to apply

  • Please send your CV along with links to the strongest examples of your work, to the email address below.

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