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Senior Designer Creative Direction Brand Design (m/f/d)

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION

 

Develop industry leading creative solutions for assigned concept or category, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell-in to sellout (consumer-facing)

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfil objectives of category, concept, or brand briefs
  • Lead the creative development and execution of creative strategies for campaign and category across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital to motion
  • Ensure end to end creative excellence from sell-in to sell-out (consumer-facing)
  • Create annual, seasonal and long-term Creative Direction strategies
  • Lead, mentor and administrate a team of internal direct reports
  • Direct a variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, photographers, etc.) on development of creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence
  • Review and approve production stages of final creative execution
  • Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus
  • Maximize results within given budget and timeframes
  • Present and communicate objective creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders effectively to establish and deliver against shared objectives
  • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects
  • Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • Design Directors, Creative Directors
  • Design Operations
  • Product Designers, Product Teams
  • Brand Communications, Planning and Strategy
  • Retail, C2C
  • External Creative Resources (agencies, freelancers, photographers, etc.)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • IT skills:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook
  • Design apps: expert
  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
  • Art Direction of large-scale product and athlete/celebrity photoshoots
  • Leadership skills
  • Language: English: excellent

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
  • Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
  • At least 8 years’ experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level
  • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  • Minimum 2 years personnel management experience, ideally managing 2+ direct reports
  • Proven experience confidently presenting to senior leads
  • Passion for adidas and its mission
  • Passion for sports, culture, design

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Designer Creative Direction Brand Design (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  310523
Date:  Apr 8, 2021