Senior Art Director

Job ID 2021-0368

Creative Services Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

Conair Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer of haircare, health and beauty products, personal care and spa appliances, and upscale kitchen products is looking for a Senior Art Director.

Responsibilities:

Creative leader and manager of Brushes, Grooming and Leandro Limited Categories.
Support the strategic vision of the HBAC division, deliver innovative creative solutions.
Creative direct/manage, support, grow and inspire designers and production artists.
Collaborate and build strong partnerships with account partners and category marketing teams to ensure best creative solutions and execution to retail sales. 

  • Support and report to the Creative Director
  • Work on the conceptual development and execution of the following-
  • Packaging supported by mood/trend boards
  • Visual merchandising, POS and displays
  • Print and Social advertising
  • Collateral materials
  • PR/special events
  • Brand content/social media
  • Licensee projects
  • Look books/trend presentations
  • New Products Initiatives & Divisional Collaborations
  •  Collaborate with product development
  • Provide lead creative designs/concepts to set strong examples for the team to help set levels of expectation and standards
  • Manage and reprioritize challenging workloads consisting of multiple SKUs and line
    extensions in a demanding deadline-driven environment
  • Build, strengthen and grow positive collaborative relationships with category marketing partners and other leaders of the department/company
  • Present with articulate voice, confidence and energy
  • Hands-on experience to direct both internal and external photographers and producers to deliver brand-appropriate solutions within timeframe and budget

(To include digital still, fashion photography, brand content and videos)

  • Strategize and collaborate with Copy team to ensure conceptual success and consistency in brand voice
  • Strong working relationships and collaboration with Account Managers on timelines and project management
  • Research and secure outside illustrators and resources to enhance and elevate brand
    artwork
  • Partner with Marketing to understand strategy and develop graphic solutions to best
    increase sales and enhance the customer experience at retail
  • Collaborate and offer creative direction to product development partners when necessary to help enhance product collection and packaging cohesion
  • Connect with trends and innovations and incorporate the pop culture, fashion, beauty and digital influencers into the business
  • Provide strong direction to develop design/production teams and support growth, positive relationships and creativity

Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of Creative Suite
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, BFA
  • Portfolio of dynamic, diverse and inspiring creative
  • Minimum 8 year’s experience and client-facing experience
  • On-set photography experience and retouching knowledge and experience
  • Team player, no ego/attitude, collaborative and elevates the team
  •  Creative leadership- manage, strengthen, grow and inspire designers and production
  •  Create strong collaborative relationships with account executives
    and marketing teams
  • Must be flexible, ready to pivot and re-prioritize with challenging timelines
  •  Must have an articulate, strong strategist voice in presentation and brainstorms
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Solution-oriented, innovative thinker
  • Strong elevated aesthetics and detail oriented
  • Create impactful mood boards/trends to help assist delivery of creative solutions
  • Awareness and application of beauty, fashion, trends and culture
  • Knowledge of print production and resources, maintaining budgets
  • Travel when necessary