The Clorox Company Oakland , CA 94604
Associate Creative Director is the creative leader on all packaging projects, print collateral, experiential events and other printed projects as assigned. Manages the hands-on design and people on design projects.
Make your mark
At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.
Design Leadership on assigned brands--creative leader on all packaging projects, print collateral, experiential events, and other printed projects as assigned. Manages the hands-on design and people on design projects. Receives creative briefs and reviews for clarity prior to kick-offs. Translates the strategic intent of briefs into design direction for the team. Provides direction and pushes the team to consistently produce high-quality design work that delivers against client briefs and business needs. Leads design across all aspects of the consumer experience including at shelf-shopping experience, unboxing experience, owning & how to use experience, and reorder/loyalty experience. Provides direction, inspiration, feedback, and creative expertise to FTE Sr. Designer(s) and design contractor pool. Owns talent staffing decisions for their team. Can also do "hands-on" design work to contribute the the team's workload on projects. May do design work as a way to show the team design direction or may contribute designs to presentations on projects. Hands-on design could include colors, fonts, layout designs, or full scale mock ups.
Client relationship management -- This is a client-facing role with responsibility for client presentations up to the VP level. Primary point of contact for managing discussions around client creative feedback. Maintains relationships with the studio leaders as a point-person on assigned brands for print & packaging design creative. Assigned to brands for the long term and provides consistency in the client-agency relationship and creative work.
Process and organizational -- Manages the productivity of the designers on their brands and projects. This includes managing designer work against schedule and budget expectations. Also contributes ideas and recommendations for ongoing organizational improvements (i.e. process and tools). Collaborates with project managers and account managers to ensure smooth, efficient workflow.
External focus--Maintains a connection to external creative industry. Stays up to date on current trends in commercial creativity. Maintains a presence in the industry by participating in conferences and award shows. Keeps a constant eye on emerging talent to bring into the agency (vendors, artists, production companies, individual designers, etc.)
Years and Type of Experience:
Skills and Abilities
Strong team builder / able to inspire others as contributors and leaders
Strong relationship manager
Able to provide direction, feedback, and coaching to designers
Graphic design in a variety of printed projects (2D and 3D)
A human-centered approach to design philosophy
Both agency and in-house experience is preferred.
We build brands consumers love. From brand management to global insights to marketing communications, we focus on building lasting consumer and customer relationships that grow our brands. Join our team for opportunities to help establish best practices, use consumer insights to develop and implement marketing plans, create and evaluate business-building projects, and drive new product development opportunities.
More about Clorox
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:
Brita water-filtration products
Burt's Bees natural personal care products
Fresh Step cat litter
Glad bags, wraps and containers
Hidden Valley dressings and sauces
Liquid Plumr clog removers
RenewLife digestive health products
Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, Neocell and Stop Aging Now dietary supplements
Professional services: Clorox Healthcare and Clorox Commercial Solutions
More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
Making a positive impact
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.
We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.
The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.