Creative Services Manager

BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Creative Services leads a team of production artists in the development of creative solutions that meet the business objectives of the organization and span across multiple mediums, channels, and content types; including but not limited to digital advertising, direct mail, social media, and e-commerce. The Creative Services Manager also provides both visual and strategic direction to interpret and support the MSC brand and enforces brand standards across the company. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads the Creative Services Team to deliver scalable creative solutions to challenging internal and external opportunities Leads the development, management, and continuous improvement of MSC's customer and sales communication assets in both online and offline media Manages and protects the MSC brand by ensuring consistency in communications, design elements, and adherence to brand standards Researches and uses technologies, tools and strategies that continually evolve and improve our creative processes Aligns with creative trends in Marketing Communications industry and applies learnings to increase effectiveness toward business objectives Creates and nurtures an environment of continuous learning to meet the evolving creative and digitallandscape Mentors and motivates creative team members by providing thoughtful and engaging feedback and coaching that encourages professional development and team growth Leads creative reviews and feedback sessions with the creative team and key stakeholders Responsible for resourcing and scheduling of all creative team requests by managing the intake of creative team workload and balancing capacity between the internal team and external agency resources Serves as the central point of contact between the creative team and the marketing team as well as other cross functional departments and outside vendors Manages the day to day assignments and workflow of creative team members Creates and manages production schedules to ensure timely completion of projects. Performs all duties inherent in the role of an MSC manager including hiring, termination, review and development of associates. Foster the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of vision and fulfillment of MSC's mission.  Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, or a related field required Minimum of five years' experience in creative design and creative direction required Minimum of three years managing a team Experience in collaboration with agency partners and internal teams Expertise in external best practices, processes and system solutions Proven success in creating marketing collateral, brand adherence and optimal creativeprocessesthat impact sales and profitability growth  SKILLS: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Creative thinker with a demonstrated ability to create solutions to creative challenges and opportunities, along with developing relationships and influencing key stakeholders Possess strong conceptual skills and an advance-level sense of design, layout and typography Ability to build and lead teams Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, both PC and Macintosh platforms, and various graphics applications including Adobe illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop and InDesign Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines in a cross-functional environment Ability and flexibility to adjust to changing requirements,schedules and priorities  OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid driver's license and the ability to travel 10% as needed are required. Why MSC   People. Collaboration. Insight. That's how you build something that works. Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.  As one of America's Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC. Equal Opportunity Statement  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.                                                                                          Requisition ID : 1537
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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