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Director, Creative (CA) Food - Walmart Connect Creative Team
- Location SAN BRUNO, CA
- Career Area Marketing and Customer Insights
- Job Function -
- Employment Type Regular/Permanent
- Position Type Salary
- Requisition WD728597
What you'll do at
What you'll do...
Partnering with the top brands in the world, the Creative team at Walmart Connect produces executions that are audience-led, insights-driven, measurable, on-brand, and ultimately lead to a memorable experience for the end-user. We care about the user experience and design creative solutions that will be useful and delightful for them while also delivering against brands’ objectives/KPIs.
The Director, Creative – Food will lead a talented team of art directors, designers and copywriters who excel at crafting compelling omni-channel creative ideas and producing beautiful assets that bring to life marketing strategy of brands. They will work closely with leadership within the Food SBU to understand business needs and how Creative Services can help drive business results.
The Director, Creative will have an expanded role beyond leading the Food creative team. This person will be responsible for building the creative team’s strategy for new and emerging products + solutions. This includes both revenue-focused products and technical solutions that help automate the creative process. They will work directly with cross-functional teams within Walmart Connect such as Product, Strategy and Marketing to ensure Creative Services perspective is included as new products and initiatives are being built. They will also take a forward-thinking view to recommend and advocate for innovative creative solutions.
The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, a storyteller, builder and leader of a team of collaborative creative professionals and is able to craft a vision and strategy for the creative team that delivers towards the Food unit’s short and long term goals. This role is right for you if you are a creative + innovative thinker, have an ability to build and maintain strong business relationships, possess strong business acumen, effective time and project management skills, and the ability to mentor and coach others around them.
- Lead a team of creative professionals (Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters, Producers etc.) who will ideate and produce assets to fulfill top brands’ marketing strategy and objectives
- Understand the Food business to help forecast work for the team and work towards proactive problem solving for the business
- Partner with Omni marketing to create case-study worthy activations for top-tier suppliers
- Execute hundreds of creative campaigns a year at high quality, constantly pushing the team to up-level creative and design
- Stay abreast of the Food category marketing efforts as well as competitive landscape
- Partner with creative agencies to scale work. Negotiate contracts/SLAs and oversee timely, on-budget and compliant deliverables
- Work closely with Creative Leads to build a collaborative and cohesive culture across the entire Creative team
- Lead and motivate, mentor/coach team members and assist them with their career development
Manager’s Preferred Qualifications:
- 10+ years of creative experience in digital media and marketing at tech platforms or ad agencies or brands or media companies for web, mweb and apps
- Omnichannel, multi-brand retail industry experience is a great plus
- Experience leading a team of creative professionals and producers
- Passion for innovative products and solutions
- Mastered knowledge of design, typography, photography, layout principles and production process
- Solid understanding of current digital trends and media landscape
- Proficient knowledge of Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), as well as Invision and Sketch. After Effects/Motion experience is a plus.
- Experience working with sales, product, marketing, operations and other cross-functional partners and ability to foster strong partnerships with them
- Solid organizational skills and detail-orientation. Capable of working on multiple projects concurrently in a very fast paced environment and ensuring that quality deliverables are achieved on time
- Exceptional communication & presentation skills, both written and verbal
- Passion for Walmart, our values, our partners and products
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Creative Writing, Advertising, Fine Arts, or related field and 7 years' experience leading creative teams OR 9 years' experience leading creative teams.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.Managing Brand Initiatives for Product Launches, Managing Budgets, Including Budget Forecasting and Reporting Financials, Managing cross-functional teams in a retail creative environment, Managing large scale interactive campaigns in an online creative or related digital field, Managing Vendor Contracts and Relationships, Working for or with creative agencies
Primary Location...850 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-3031, United States of America
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity – unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.
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