Head Of Creative Design / Creative Art Director

Our Self-Organising Creative Team
Needs Your Creative Genius
To Raise Its Game To The Next Level

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If you’re a decisive, flexible and highly motivated creative designer who enjoys campaign ideation and strategy look no further and please keep reading.

We’re looking for a results-focused, challenge-driven creative director to help propel our highly functional, self-organising creative team to new levels of productivity.

You’ll lead by example as the driver of strategy and ideation on all client projects. Involved in the early stages of idea creation and development, you’ll be the creative catalyst to take the spark of an idea right through to deployment.

You’ll be able to rely on a team of visual designers, copywriters, marketing automation specialists, social media experts and experienced media buyers who hold themselves and each other to a high standard by taking ownership of their work.

You’ll be happy to know we adhere to absolute social respect for each and every individual for the immense value he/she contributes.

As the ideal candidate, you’re able to think outside the box, stretch yourself and create innovative ways to improve team performance.

Being a results-focused and open-minded team member, you provide and welcome honest, constructive feedback. You have enough humility to acknowledge you don’t have all the answers. And when your best efforts let you down, you can learn from your mistakes and seek help from the team. Through self-knowledge and inner strength, you turn failures into successes.

To thrive in this dynamic role with multiple and shifting priorities, you need to possess impeccable communication and interpersonal skills. You need to be able to communicate with team members and external stakeholders to coordinate input, information to produce top quality project deliverables.

With your experience and acquired knowledge, you have processes and methodologies that have worked for you and will introduce them into our systems to raise our productivity and efficiency.

You’ll be supported with a fully integrated job management system so you can focus on the creative, artistic function to wow our clients with your creative genius and brilliant, fresh ideas and concepts.

If you’re considering this opportunity, here’s what we expect from you:

  • 3+ years of advertising, marketing and/or art direction experience as a Creative Designer, or Assistant Creative Director executing campaigns across multiple industries and brands.
  • A proven track record of campaigns that have produced market-beating results. (We’ll ask for examples.)
  • A creative mind to be able to come up with fresh, new ideas.
  • The ability to quickly identify improvements in campaign materials that can be optimised for better results.
  • Be energetic, optimistic and positive in your spirit and actions.
  • Clear communication skills, that show you can effectively articulate feedback within the team eliminating confusion as well as liaise with C-level client stakeholders.
  • Be the catalyst of creative solutions that can be executed efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment. While we don’t expect perfection, our clients demand consistent high-quality standards.
  • Presentation skills and confidence to hold your own in a room of C-level executives and directors.
  • Create, direct and review quotes to ensure our jobs are (1) profitable with (2) realistic timelines and (3) priced to ensure a high ROI value for our clients.
  • A deep understanding of sales funnels and technology, including mainstream CRMs, Marketing Automation, Google Analytics and Social Media Platforms.
  • An attentive predisposition to small (and important) details on final deployment of campaigns is a must.
  • Manage, forecast and deliver monthly budgets that are on budget.
  • You need to be competent using: Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Sketch.
  • Additional skills include: HTML/ CSS, CMS systems, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, UX/UI and CX.
  • A high energy personality that can inspire and motivate the team.
  • A proficient level of written and verbal communication skills. )We will test for this.)
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate testing for Landing Page Optimisation(LPO).
  • Sound knowledge of campaign tracking, analysis and reporting.
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About Ultimate Edge Communications

Ultimate Edge Communications (UEC) was founded in Sydney in 2014, by Aleisha McCall, winner of B&T’s “Top 30 under 30” in Media award and former international figure skating champion.

Aleisha’s mindset of a champion, energy and enthusiasm are the central theme that has empowered the UEC team to over-deliver on expectations and deliver market beating results across multiple industries in both B2B and B2C sectors.

We’re different from other marketing agencies because we don’t have silos. In fact, we call ourselves a consultancy because we fully integrate across the 4 dimensions of communications: Media, creative design, marketing automation & intelligence. That is how we create market-beating results.

Our Unique Selling Proposition is:

We’re relentless trailblazers on the leading edge, delivering fully integrated data-driven media, creative design and marketing automation & intelligence by intimately collaborating with high growth brands seeking long-lasting market-beating results from an infectiously passionate team.

UEC’s client value proposition begins with expert media buying that requires establishing a key strategic proportion between traditional offline and digital media spending. Once the budget allocation is defined, it then proceeds to tactical deployment of funds across the selected channels to ensure target market optimisation to set the stage for everything that follows.

The second step is to create design elements specifically tailored to each of the channels to ensure optimal conversions while providing coherent maximum brand reinforcement. The collaboration and synchronisation of media and creative design is one of the reasons UEC out-performs its peers as well as internal marketing departments.

The third element builds on this momentum to integrate lead generation and client acquisition activities to feed into a cohesive customer journey that provides a higher conversion on their path to purchase. This is enabled with sophisticated automated workflows that create and enhance the customer experience, reducing attrition at or immediately following a purchase as well as substantially improving customer satisfaction during the consumption of the product or service. This inevitably reduces operational costs. Even though UEC is focused on media, sales and marketing, the systemisation of multiple customer journeys translates into organisational improvements that further create benefits with economies of scale. These improvements often provide clients the much-needed capacity to grow quickly without substantial additional and costly human resources.

The last piece of the puzzle is embracing leading-edge technologies including: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, heuristics, predictive modelling and data analytics to produce market-beating ROI results. This process involves creating a self-reinforcing feedback loop that automatically and systematically applies highly sophisticated mathematics and statistical techniques to optimise all the moving components, so we can manage, monitor and adjust each variable in harmony with the others to maximise profits at the minimum cost while sustaining the highest quality and brand integrity.

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No recruiters please. In the interest of transparency, we will only be accepting applicants with long-term working rights in Australia. Unfortunately, working holiday applicants will not be considered for this role.

Please note we promote a fun, collaborative, health-conscious working environment. Work-life balance is central to our corporate culture. We have provided Work From Home (WFH) flexibility since early 2019 to enable all staff to work their preferred hours as well as work some those hours remotely. This flexibility applies to this role as well.

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The application form will include these questions:

How many years of graphic design experience do you have?
What’s your expected annual base salary?
How many years’ experience do you have in digital marketing?
Have you worked in a role which requires experience with direct marketing and electronic direct mail (EDM) campaigns?
Have you worked in a role where you were responsible for preparing campaign specification documents?

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