Executive Creative Director

Creative Chicago, Illinois San Diego, California


Description

Primary Role:

  • To lead, inspire, and develop the highest level of brave work, across all healthcare brands
  • To mentor the Healthcare creative department
  • Leads high-level brand campaign development and new biz pitches
  • Leader in cross department collaboration, unifying with other department leaders to foster true collaboration, problem-solving, and ideation.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate alignment to agency values and culture
  • Promotes and manages a healthy, inspiring, and vibrant culture in our environment
  • Leads, mentors and inspires creative team for Healthcare division; as well as creating work (for advertising – broadcast/video, print, direct, sales materials, digital, etc.) which are creative and consistent with strategy.
  • Must be well-versed and experienced in all aspects of digital marketing and non-digital marketing.
  • Well versed in innovation and emerging technology and inspire the staff to do the same
  • On a daily basis, manage direct reports and the creative development of all healthcare brands
  • Supervise, empower, and mentor teams so they can contribute effectively to the success and growth of the agency
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships have a deep understanding and curiosity of their business.
  • Demonstrated excellence in presenting ideas and work to all levels internally and externally. Skilled presenter.
  • Collaborate with all team members in thinking strategically about brands, ensuring that final concepts presented are strategically focused 
  • Partner with client leads and internal partners to ensure messaging and internal and external ideas have a holistic approach.
  • Ensure that direct reports understand:
    • The brand(s) clinical/scientific data
    • The disease state(s) and therapeutic category(s)
    • The competitive landscape in terms of both data and communication
    • The external (FDA) regulatory environment as it applies to their area(s) of therapy
    • The internal (client) regulatory environment and level of risk tolerance
    • Proficient in understanding raw and/or published data with a keen ability to derive insights that will differentiate the brand in the marketplace
  • Adheres to financial goals and budgets of both the clients and the agency.
  • Works closely with senior management to clearly understand business rationale for proper talent levels, skill sets needed, and financial justification

Requirements:

  • A great book!
  • 10+ years advertising agency experience with extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Advertising space; with progressive leadership and experience as a Creative Leader who understands the Creative process as well as the Business of an agency.
  • Must embody and promote our core BRAVE values which are; bold, respectful, altruistic, visionary and empathetic.
  • Experienced client relations and superior presentation skills
  • Manages production staff appropriately as they assist on tactical execution.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and winning pitches for Business Development

Scout Culture:

  • Entrepreneurial, a team of self-starters who roll up their sleeves and participate across many levels
  • Brave attitude. We promote and expect brave thinking in everything we do.