Creative Director

Creative Directors are the driving force that keeps the creative group at SixSpeed fully engaged and consistently generating sharp work as one team. They direct the development of original concepts, global campaigns, brand assets, oversee multiple projects through execution and manage client relationships regarding all creative deliverables. As a leader and manager, our Creative Directors must represent SixSpeed’s culture and standards through action and directly manage a team of creatives advancing their skillset, careers and craft.

THE TASK AT HAND
  • Lead the development of integrated campaigns and ideas for outdoor and active lifestyle brands in a fast-paced, team-centric environment
  • Direct and shape work that is strategically sound, conceptually inspiring and creatively powerful to connect people and brands in new & innovative ways
  • Maintain senior-level relationships with clients, acting as a strategic partner by demonstrating a deep understanding of their market and business sectors and their specific challenges and opportunities
  • Partner with Account group to provide guidance, insights, and perspectives in support of client initiatives aligning our services with client needs
  • Understand and translate clients marketing objectives, brand, consumer and competitive landscape to Brand group 
  • Inspire and motivate teams to create their best work
  • Provide clear, timely, and helpful feedback to improve creative output and processes keeping work on budget and schedule
  • Participate in new business pitches and presentations
  • Directly manage, mentor and develop Brand group
  • Advocate for SixSpeed through developing thought leadership and industry relationships 

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
  • Leadership, management, and mentorship of brand group members
  • Successfully drives teams to ensure the objectives of creatives brief are met or exceeded
  • Owns the approach of pitching projects and ideas to clients
  • Fosters strong, senior-level client relationships 
  • Strong partner to directors across all agency groups 

WHO ARE YOU
  • 5+ years as creative leader in advertising or marketing agency 
  • 3+ years as a direct manager responsible for growing direct reports and providing mentorship
  • A critical thinker, passionate, motivated, ambitious, self-confident, efficient, resourceful, and professional
  • Organized, open-minded, and capable of delivering tangible results in a fast-paced and creative environment
  • A robust background with experience in leading teams to develop nationally recognized integrated campaigns and solving big problems for a wide range of brands
  • Strong communicator that’s engaging, persuasive, inspiring and motivating to clients, team members and peers
  • Ability to articulate ideas well; be resourceful and persistent in their execution
  • Committed to creating high-quality work and building positive working relationships with all team members and clients
  • Willingness and open to the hunting/fishing space, including gear, firearms and ammunition
  • Able and willing to travel as needed

WHO WE ARE
Driven, genuine, fearless, spontaneous, positive and hardworking; these are the qualities we hold with the highest regard. We make ourselves indispensable to our teams by tackling challenges head-on and crossing the finish line together. 

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