Creative Director.

Position Details:

By Wyzetalk HR: August 16, 2021

Stellenbosch
Permanent
Reference: Creative Director
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Purpose of the Job

We’re looking for someone who will head the Wyzetalk Creative Studio. This person will report into the Professional Services structure. The Creative Studio supports all the design requirements for Wyzetalk and our client brands.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Management of all creative and design projects, both internally and externally with client brands
  • Ownership of the creative brand vision
  • Active leadership and direction of the Creative Studio
  • Commercialisation of the Creative Studio
  • Develop creative principles and standards
  • Overall innovation and strategic direction
  • Work cooperatively with Exco, Manco, Marketing, Professional Services, Product
  • Development and Clients
  • Maintain high standards for execution and attention to detail, ensuring all work is consistent with the overall brand and project objectives.
  • Actively seek new business opportunities for the studio from within the business (from other departments), new clients and projects.
  • Develop studio products to support the business objectives for production and professional services.
  • Budget responsibility
  • Keep up to date with global trends and drive creative innovation through Studio services
  • Lead and give direction on projects from concept to completion, reviewing work closely and managing multiple rounds of feedback and amendments
  • Work cooperatively with Exco, Manco, Marketing, Professional Services, Product
  • Development and Clients.
  • Maintain high standards for execution and attention to detail, ensuring all work is consistent with the overall brand and project objectives.
  • Actively seek new business opportunities for the studio from within the business (from other departments) and new clients and projects.
  • Develop studio products to support the business objectives for production and professional services.
  • Budget responsibility
  • Keep up to date on global trends and drive creative innovation through Studio services
  • Lead and give direction on projects from concept to completion, reviewing work closely and managing multiple rounds of feedback and amendments
  • Work closely with Professional Services and new business development to understand objectives of the company and the work we create for our clients
  • Direct the creation of employee brand and app campaigns for Wyzetalk clients
  • Lead workshops and present ideas with confidence both internally (briefing and brainstorming with creative team) and externally
  • Build a high performing studio team.
  • Manage a team of creatives (writers, designers, illustrators, animators, post-production / finished artists) to develop concepts, designs/layouts and campaigns based on client briefs.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, suppliers and other project members to deliver quality creative work.
  • Cultivate the career development of staff members.
  • Manage a complex work environment, with competing deadlines where time and expectation management will be critical skills.

Your Profile

  • Diploma/Degree in Graphic, Fine Arts, Visual Communication or related subjects. Post grad degree would be advantageous
  • A general understanding of all aspects of business and agency operations
  • 8+ years’ experience in a design agency environment in leadership positions managing a team and multiple clients from strategy to delivery and analytics
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Creative Director
  • Work to tight deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail across multiple client sites
  • Must be able to handle confidential information and deal with issues sensitively
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Able to adapt to sudden changes. Self-starting individual with proven ability to take ownership for results and driving changes
  • Time management
  • Expectation management
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Good Interpersonal relationships
  • Computer literate (MS Office) Creative Suite (i.e. Illustrator, Photoshop, XD)
  • Beneficial Sketch and InVision, CSS, HTML, and have hands-on experience of content management systems

About Us

Wyzetalk is the leading digital employee engagement platform that connects large organisations with their non-desk workforce to improve communication, increase engagement and to drive business performance. The power of feeling included and valued, receiving correct and relevant information and being asked for feedback brings the employee into the centre of the business.

We are already grounded in South-Africa (with 100 FTE) and now expanding our business to Europe. For the last 10 years, we have consistently seen that when a business chooses to connect, communicate, and engage with their people, there is a remarkable shift in how employees feel and engage with the business.

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