The Mars Agency Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

The Mars Agency is a global marketing practice, specializing in marketing to shoppers, consumers and retailers across the ever-expanding omni-commerce environment. Mars uniquely refers to this environment as the A-to-V Commerce SM space, which incorporates everything from Autonomous to Voice commerce.

Mars, proud of its independence and growth-for-clients focus, operates internationally across the Americas, Europe and Asia through its network of 13 offices.

We're looking for a VP, Group Creative Director with strategic digital chops to create impact for our Fortune 500 clients. Shopper marketing experience is required for consideration.

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 account planning, account, retail, 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

The Mars Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies.

The Mars Agency has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture.

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