Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Director, Creative Services & Corporate Communications

LOCATION
Bingham Farms, MI

EDUCATION NEEDED
Bachelor’s Degree

DEPARTMENT
Design

EXPERIENCE NEEDED
8-10 Years (Related Experience)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Salaried, Full-Time

Description

As the leader of the Arden Studio team, the Director of Creative Services and Corporate Communications is responsible for managing a team of graphic design, photography, and videography-focused creatives. As an extremely well organized creative professional, you’ll be able to relate to the challenges of each of these disciplines and plan the workflow of all open projects to ensure we have adequate capacity and can deliver superior quality marketing materials by the requested deadline. As a creative leader we are looking to you to identify and drive the forward strategy for both our studio processes and the visual language we use to convey our company identity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan complex interdisciplinary workflows for a large volume of competing projects across the array of studio services provided (currently we have about 50 open projects at any one time)
  • Motivate and manage our expanding team of creative professionals and provide guidance on process improvements to maximize efficiency, improve work product and minimize stress for the team
  • Drive the forward direction for Arden’s visual aesthetic — push us to take what we do to the next level!
  • Identify opportunities, propose options, work to influence teams for buy-in, and execute to a plan
  • Operate with a high level of autonomy and with a high level of confidence backed by knowledge and experience
  • Utilize our systems (including Salesforce, PLM and Review Studio) to drive the workflow of projects
  • Build strong relationships with our studio customers
  • Manage and plan the department annual budget to ensure financial targets are met.
  • High level of involvement in corporate communications – responsible for setting the right tone and recommending the best format to connect the intended audience.
  • Develop (and direct others in) effective communication materials including presentation templates, video and web conferences.
  • Lead Arden’s “Steps Forward” Committee with a focus on events and social interactions for our Bingham Farms team

 

Requirements

  • 8-10 years of experience managing a team of creatives
  • Portfolio demonstrating work or leadership in graphic design, photography, videography, etc
  • Well versed in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Power Point and Excel

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with tools and workflows in Adobe CC suite including Bridge, Camera RAW, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat
  • Familiarity with NEDGraphics (Easy Map)

 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Arden Companies participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

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