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Associate Creative Director, Art (Healthcare)

New York, NY
Req ID: 10440


Position at VMLY&R Health

Who we are:

At VML, we are a beacon of innovation and growth in an ever-evolving world. Our heritage is built upon a century of combined expertise, where creativity meets technology, and diverse perspectives ignite inspiration. With the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson, we have forged a new path as a growth partner that is part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology powerhouse.

Our global family now encompasses over 30,000 employees across 150+ offices in 64 markets, each contributing to a culture that values connection, belonging, and the power of differences. Our expertise spans the entire customer journey, offering deep insights in communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. We deliver end-to-end solutions that result in revolutionary work.

What your success will look like

  • Day-to-day leader of team(s) and actively guides team to produce work that aligns to creative brief and solves client challenges in an original and innovative way
  • Contributes creative concepts and partner with Strategy teams to approve creative briefs as needed
  • Work closely with copy partner and guide team(s) to stay focused on the big idea
  • Contributes award-worthy concepts and recommendations to execute ideas
  • Leads production efforts and demonstrate ability to work within budget or can articulate justification to increase budget for projects
  • Foster strong relationships with clients and spot opportunities to enhance or build on a project (upsell)
  • Able to present confidently to client and clearly communicate how creative work/design meets the strategic and business objective
  • Manage multiple projects, sometimes for various brands with different scopes and ensure all project of self and team deadlines are met

Who you are and what you bring

  • Possess high degree of creativity: ability to generate innovative, award-worthy creative and strategic ideas that solve clients’ business challenges
  • Eager to collaborate with copy partner and cross-functional teams including Account, Strategy, Social, UX and Medical teams
  • Displays confident and persuasive presentation skills and can respond well to challenging client situations
  • Strong proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Portfolio that demonstrates creative and conceptual thinking and award-winning work preferably in the healthcare/pharma industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, communication arts, graphic design or related field or 5-7 years of equivalent experience with 3-5 years of supervisory experience

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $75,000 to $180,000 . Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details.

At VML, we are committed to fostering an all-inclusive work environment that is both rewarding and career-forward. Our Inclusion, Equity & Belonging initiatives, alongside the VML Foundation, reflect our dedication to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our people are the heartbeat of our organization—creators, doers, innovators, makers, and thinkers—who drive not just marketing, but meaningful experiences that resonate in every action and interaction.

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