Creative Director

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Role: Creative Director

Location:  Johannesburg/ Cape Town/ KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa



Working in partnership with our client, the Creative Director will be expected to demonstrate a range of skills and cross-functional experience, driving creative excellence throughout the client's portfolio as well as in internal projects as required. You will oversee and direct conceptual and design projects and will ultimately be responsible to collaborate with the various creative teams to ensure the quality of ideas and the end-to-end design execution of jobs, from brief through to implementation and delivery. This role will inspire, lead and support the client’s creative teams at all levels of creative output across the various accounts and play a significant role in defining and advancing a positive and highly productive ideas/design culture for the client.


  • You are able to combine a deep understanding of relevant trends inherent to the creative, FMCG, pharmaceutical and financial services industry etc…with a varied skillset that will include conceptual thinking, copy/design/art direction for all forms of digital content, shopper, as well as understanding of motion design, social and ecommerce platforms, and their ways of working.
  • You have a passion for innovative and effective creative excellence that will inspire the team to consistently develop great work that can be put forward into South Africa’s leading creative awards platforms


Reports to Managing Director / Operations Director.


  • Oversee the client creative output to meet client’s brief and exacting standards: to proactively monitor the quality of design projects being produced and submitted by leading internal review sessions and seeking feedback from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Direct and review the team’s work to ensure the highest quality, accuracy, and consistency as well as Brand compliance.
  • Champion best practice and creative excellence throughout the creative team: help the creative team and clients to find solutions to their briefs as needed.
  • To investigate, propose and implement innovative ways of delivering design services to maximise efficiency and productivity.
  • Mentorship and line management of the department: to motivate and influence the creative team to constantly strive for excellence in performance.
  • Lead regular/annual creative reviews per client to ensure successes are acknowledged and challenges overcome.
  • Master a variety of brand tone of voice, visual identities.
  • Drive training and development of the department.
  • Creative reputation building: drive creative excellence and lead the development of the client awards submissions (internal & external), show reels, and other collateral when needed in collaboration with the various creative leads and the client leadership team.
  • Collaborate with the relevant team members from other disciplines.
  • Be the creative face the client.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with colleagues and client.
  • Keep the client's leadership team up to date with creative work being delivered.
  • Help to build creative culture within the team.
  • Support the team in expanding the portfolio within all client portfolios.
  • Plug into the wider client Global creative team.
  • Complete timesheets and drive compliance within the creative team as needed


  • Proven creative excellence with the ability to generate exceptional ideas and practically contribute to copy and design details.
  • Have a proven ability to communicate and liaise with all levels in the business. Have a proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, including outside the design team.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Have a proven ability to effectively manage creative teams.
  • Ability to give clear and concise direction to team members, leading by example.
  • Push rather than pull leadership style.
  • Ability to build a creative culture that enables inclusivity in idea and opinion sharing.
  • Ability to direct and nurture creative resources.
  • Ability to adapt to different working environments or project teams.
  • A powerful grasp of how content can play out across multiple mediums.
  • Excellent teamwork and time management skills especially when working remotely.
  • Good attention to detail, a proactive attitude and good communication skills.
  • Take ownership and responsibility.
  • Self- starter.
  • Be proficient in Adobe CC, Microsoft Office and other related software.

Job Id: 5994

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