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Polygroup

Stuart, FL

A Global, Diversified Manufacturing Company Polygroup® is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of artificial Christmas trees and a leading producer of above-ground swimming pools, summer inflatable toys, seasonal lighting and air mattresses. Our mission is to provide quality products and services in the most efficient and responsible manner to generate the most value for our customers while remaining committed to the principles of sustainability. Since our inception over 25 years ago, Polygroup® has continued to expand and offer a wide range of products to meet emerging customer needs. Today, our global network of manufacturing facilities and business operations in China, Europe and the United States has enabled the company to become the market leader in some of the highest growth product categories.

Creative Director - Polygroup

Polygroup is looking for a proven, creative and strategic professional to head up all aspects of creative for our brands, including products (Christmas trees, Seasonal Lighting, Above Ground Pools, Inflatable Toys and airbeds), Prints (catalogs and packaging), In-store displays (POP items), photography, web and video creative. This person should have a strong design and/or copywriting background with several years of leadership experience, and proven project management skills.

Responsibilities

Lead creative direction across all aspects of the brand including: advertising, retail/POS, content development, digital and online, product/graphics, packaging, photography, trade shows, sales support, etc
Oversees the development and execution of private label brand design by determining specific design elements (for example, logo, fonts, colors, photography, layout); identifying, developing, and assigning domestic and in-country resources (for example, photographers, creative and adaptation agencies, freelance designers); giving creative direction as it pertains to packaging structural solutions, concepts, and packaging formats; and driving the development and presentation of design concepts to production-ready art.
Developing branding strategy for Polygroup's portfolio of products and be the creative force to execute this strategy with established guidelines.
Provide strong creative direction and leadership within the category to ensure the highest-quality execution including budget, timelines, approval process, execution and building an in-house creative team in Asia.
Work closely with Directors, VP of Product Development and Marketing and entire design team to deliver work that is globally relevant and on-strategy to grow the business.
Proactively collaborate with all cross functional departments throughout the company including R&D, sales and marketing.
Key Skills
Creativity skills: First and foremost creative directors must be good at creating concepts for others to work on. They must have a keen awareness of current trends in advertising and graphic design
Communication and presentation skills: They need excellent communication (written and verbal) and confident presentation skills in order to pitch ideas to clients or directors and also explain their ideas to members of their creative team.
Interpersonal skills: Excellent interpersonal skills are a must. They need a clear creative vision while remaining open to others’ ideas
Leadership skills: Creative directors need leadership skills in order to hire, develop and oversee their creative team.
• Digital and graphic design skills: Extensive knowledge of graphic design and relevant software is vital. Familiarity with film-making techniques is very useful. Video editing, copywriting and HTML skills are usually needed.•
Required Experience

• 5+ years graphic design experience in an agency including print and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience
• 3+ years’ experience leading a team
• Bachelor’s Degree in Design
• Understand art direction and ability to direct photo shoots.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, PowerPoint).
• Mac proficient, inDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Great understanding of marketing and trends
• Demonstrated ability as an individual thinker and collaborative team player.

Please email: paul.olsen@polygroup.com

• Location: Treasure Coast

• Post ID: 18265176 treasurecoast
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