VP/Group Creative Director
MARS Advertising - Bentonville, AR

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MARS is focused on creating pure shopper delight—an invitation for shoppers to do more than just buy brands. It’s getting them to actually share their lives with those brands. That moment when a shopper physically touches a brand is the culmination of everything we do. And that brand needs to touch her back- her heart, her mind and her sense of what’s possible.

MARS is the number one shopper marketing agency in North America. We hone our craft by unlocking shopper insights and leveraging deep retailer knowledge to create memorable, profitable shopper connections. Our clients are national Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers—names you know and trust. Our team is composed of people with various backgrounds, but they share a talent for bringing thought leadership to our clients.

MARS is currently seeking a Vice President, Group Creative Director to manage several Fortune 500 client relationships and creative teams through our Southfield, MI office. This position leads their creative team on all strategic projects, co-manages the client relationship and oversees the quality of the team’s work. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking skills through examples of their work, be a dynamic presenter, and have recent experience working on innovative, integrated campaigns.

What You'll Do:
Brainstorm and conceptualize larger-scale Shopper Marketing projects with client and internal team

Have high level of face to face client interaction - providing thought leadership impacting client’s way of doing business on an ongoing basis

Act as a change agent/impact player from both an internal and external perspective – contributing to both client and MARS performance

Lead and motivate creative team, representing client requests and brand equity

Maintain accountability for overall quality of creative work

Effectively manage creative projects from conceptualization to completion

Build strong working relationships with MARS account planning, account, channel, and integrated media teams and client

Step in to write or art direct as necessary

All other duties as assigned by Executive Creative Director

What You Can Bring to Us:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, English, communications or related field

10+ years of marketing or advertising experience, preferably agency experience in shopper marketing

A well-rounded, world-class portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies

Motivational leadership, inspiring cross functional team to deliver top performance against assigned business

Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills with proven persuasive skills with clients

Sound decision-making skills based in agency, client, and industry knowledge

Passion for business and not satisfied with status quo – always thinking of ways to improve/grow assigned client/business

Dynamic, creative personality effectively engaging and influencing a variety of audiences

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