Vail Resorts Senior Manager, Creative Direction in Broomfield, Colorado
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Job Classifcation: Year Round
JobType: Full Time
Vail Resorts is always looking for great talent. Although our resorts and offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, applications are still being accepted. Hiring will resume as soon as normal operations resume.
The role of Sr. Manager, Creative Direction is an incredible opportunity to join a world-class marketing organization. The role has a new and exciting scope as the acting creative director for all internal creative work developed by Vail Resorts. This is your opportunity to develop a vision amongst a rapidly growing creative team and lead our world-class branded content to the next level.
This role is a perfect fit for someone who has a natural creative gift that is paired with…
A keen understanding of the data and insights that fuel creative performance
A good pulse on channel best practices
A true collaboration and partnership approach with internal clients
A problem solving mind set to innovative processes and content
Agility to meet quick turns and while delivering world class results
This role will have oversight of the creative direction of our freelance teams as well as direct reports. It will require a true leader who understands how to unlock team members full potential to deliver strong work, while still moving with urgency to meet deadlines and the needs of the business.
A strong strategic vision is required, with the ability to not only understand the creative challenge, but a hunger to understand the broader business. This individual should have a strong point of view on what will make the work better, with a rich understanding of the data and best practices that drives performance.
They should enjoy solving problems and finding process efficiencies in an innovative, creative and dynamic environment. As an agile leader and strong communicator, he/she drives change with enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and a commitment to personal and team development. They should be a collaborative individual who builds partnerships with each internal client to deliver strong work.
This individual should have experience in developing or leading all functions of creative direction including: copywriting, graphic and multi-media design, video and keep a pulse on new and emerging formats.
Shoulder the responsibility of the quality and completion of all work projects assigned to members of the creative team up to “World Class” standards
Knowledge of how to develop brand identities or campaigns from concepts through to multi-channel marketing execution
Translate marketing or business objectives into clear creative strategies
Ensure designs and content reflect the brand image and company ideals consistently and positively
Keep a pulse on progress of projects at major stages of their conception, creation, and execution, anticipating problems that may impede a project from being completed on time and implement solutions
Review work, troubleshoot and provide constructive feedback to creative teams
Lead planning, forecasting and managing budgets and oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
Acquire and cultivate strong creative talent and provide regular opportunities for professional development, unlocking each person’s full potential
Mentor and encourage creative team members to foster a positive work environment
Work with internal and external strategic partners to create work using the most current best practices and data insights
Create a collaborative relationship between the marketing and creative teams, providing the perspective of the work with an open minded outlook to clients or upper management
Leverage and innovate the way creative is developed utilizing a DAM
Present creative strategies and concepts to stakeholders in both sell-in and collaborative environments.
7+ years’ experience in related field, ideally with some client side experience
4+ years of supervisory experience preferred
Experience with a complex GTM process with many brands is a plus
Familiarity with a variety of software programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash, Sketch, project management software and Adobe Experience Manager (DAM) is a plus
Experience working with and leveraging Digital Asset Management tools for creative development
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a talent in presenting information concisely and accurately, with keen attention to detail
Ability to collaborate with internal partners to drive strong content development
Ability to work with cross-functional teams to develop insights that inform strategic decisions
Ability to lead a team both directly and indirectly, fostering and cultivating future leaders
Ability to develop and deliver key presentations to upper management
Stellar communication, presentation, problem-solving and project-management skills,
We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
Requisition ID 243927