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Executive Director, Art, Mac

Country : USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

SUMMARY:The Executive Director, Art will drive end to end creative design and execution for all categories, including development of 360 campaigns across multiple platforms to support overall brand strategy and product positioning. This role will be responsible for maintaining and elevating the global image of MAC Cosmetics to support its longstanding strong reputation as a global leader of prestige beauty. This individual will work with the Vice President, Brand, Image, Stores to ensure the studio heritage comes through on all creative executions, including storytelling, photography, video, brand guidelines, digital, social, and ecommerce assets. This position is expected to deliver thought-provoking, elevated, disruptive, breakthrough creative direction to help illustrate, attract, and engage stakeholders in important initiatives. Additionally, the Executive Director, Art will be responsible for all end-to-end planning and execution of Creative Concepts, working with in-house resources and agency partners to design and develop creative from concept, pre-production, and post.
This individual will drive creative strategy and execution with a digital first mind set, creating a holistic digital creative that can be dispersed into various mediums and translated across all touch points of the company. This role will lead and develop creative team and organization design while continuing to up-skill function and ensure that creative resources are in place to carry out the business plan, including partnerships with agencies. The position requires deep digital and creative expertise, as well as the ability to serve as a thought-partner and have an acute ability to translate complex business concepts into breakthrough creative. Being able to manage up and down is essential. Being able to anticipate what's next, work in a fast-paced environment, have a calm, positive and driven attitude, as well as mentoring are keys to their success.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:- Collaborate with the Vice President, Brand, Image, Stores to develop thoughtful, innovative 360 concepts across print and digital in line with brand strategy and campaign needs. Demonstrate the ability to concept, art direct, and execute compelling creative storytelling across print and digital platforms (from initial concept through final design execution and art direction). This includes but is not limited to in-store, digital, print, education, event concepts, VR opportunities, video, collateral, etc.- Participate in Creative briefings, and partner closely with Marketing to understand 360 campaign needs in order to support overall brand strategy and activation- Ensure the level of excellence in all creative work designed and executed. This includes concept, design, photographic art direction, supervision of retouching, supervision of production, and supervision of all execution for campaign to ensure consistency and cohesiveness- Design and concept innovative, locally relevant digital experiences to support brand strategy- Drive creative strategy and execution with a digital first mind set, creating a holistic digital creative that can be dispersed into various mediums and translated across all touch points of the company- Present to, and collaborate directly with the Vice President and Senior Vice President- Partner with agencies and supervise all outside services- Lead, manage, develop and inspire the Creative team, both day to day and long term - engage team in the strategic vision and delivery activities- Provide guidance and direction on regional adaptions while understanding need for local nuance with guidance (if applicable)- Work directly with regional Creative Directors and COEs to develop iterative campaigns for localization- Partner with Shoot Production team to make sure all assets are captured during shoots- Maintain brand strategy, identity, and consistency of the MAC brand
Qualifications
- BA or BFA required- 10+ years of professional experience in a creative environment. - Strong leadership skills, team spirited, and able to guide and develop team members- Highly driven and energetic, proactive and takes initiative- Superior organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills- Drive for innovation and disruption with cosmetic and luxury mindset - Awareness of emerging technologies. Proactively seeks diversification of knowledge, skills and abilities- Deadline oriented and ability to self-manage- Strong analytical and problems-solving skills; high attention to detail- Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment- Must have substantial knowledge of print production including retouching, pre-press, proofing and be proficient in InDesgin, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Basic After Effects/Animation skills is a plus
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact USApplicantAccommodations@Estee.com.
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