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Critical Mass is inviting a new Creative Director, Copy extraordinaire to join our ongoing pursuit of excellence in digital experience design & advertising. A sound creative thinker with a proven track record in leading major global marketing initiatives, this Creative Director will be a key team member who develops solid client relations, plans leading edge online strategies, clearly communicates & justifies concepts, directs the collaborative efforts of a group of creative & cross-disciplinary professionals, fosters an environment of professional growth & inspires others to exceed expectations.

Needless to say, your book is award-winning & full of work that produced demonstrable, tangible results. Youre able to produce spine-tingling concepts & inject a room with excitement through your conceptual work, but youve got the experience, grit, & determination to see through the delivery of the execution. Ideally you have significant experience in digital, but also OOH & print would be ideal.

In return, youll join an extremely hungry team of ambitious & best-in-class industry professionals in Critical Mass' head office, with nearly 300 passionate agency professionals. You'll love our office just outside the downtown core in charming Inglewood, enjoying an easy commute, a communities of micro-breweries & an opportunity to spend your weekends outdoors in Big Sky Country.

You will:

  • Drive the strategies that address customer needs & business goals across digital channels, facilitate brainstorming, mentor your team, collaborate with partners & sell your vision to clients.
  • Contribute creative solutions & innovations that strengthen the Critical Mass brand & market leadership position.
  • Develop & deliver innovative proposals to capture both account growth & new business opportunities.
  • Promote continual improvement & a culture of excellence & accountability through driving:
  • Perform strategic account planning with senior management in vertical marketing groups.
  • Effectively communicate creative ideas & strategies to all project stakeholders.
  • Lead & partner with multidisciplinary teams including all creative disciplines, strategy, technology, planning, account & program managers, partners, clients & more.
  • Provide regular team leadership & constructive feedback on all accounts in the business unit.
  • Continually improve Creative Department methods, problem solving models & best practices.
  • Proactively manage the success of production scope, schedules & budgets.
  • Engage & inform practice leads from Strategy, Marketing Sciences, Technology, SEO, Research & Analytics, Usability, & Quality Assurance departments to maximize results & ensure client & user satisfaction.
  • Support & lead human resource initiatives with a focus on performance management, training & mentoring.

You have:

  • Fundamental passion for all things advertising & an eagerness to collaborate with others, acting like a champion to install that same passion in them.
  • Strong advertising portfolio with 10+ years advertising writing experience & 5+ years leading teams experience.
  • Solid understanding & appreciation for the distinction between creative expression & commercial reality.
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
  • Experience leading strategic brainstorming sessions, campaign development, creative brief development & directing creative execution.
  • Proven success rationalizing concepts & effectively selling to clients.
  • Natural leadership skills with experience guiding large development teams.
  • Leadership abilities that foster learning & excellence among team members.

*Please include your portfolio & password if applicable. Relocation may be provided for the successful candidate.

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