Creative Director

Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
2017-17307
Category
Marketing/Public Relations/Creative Design
Position Type
full-time

Overview

The Creative Director is a key leadership role located in our Newcastle creative services office, responsible for the development and execution of creative strategies and programs, including look and feel across all marketing, media, and programs associated with the organization.

 

The perfect candidate is a natural born leader, inspiring internal Brand Lab creative services colleagues, internal Sage clients and many external marketing partners including vendors and agencies, with visionary thinking and persuasive, dynamic presentation skills.

This position will support the VP, Creative Director, provide guidance and management of the Sage brand expression to direct reports and colleagues, helping bring it to life through content creation, design, photography and video to achieve revenue goals.

 

 

Responsibilities

This person is responsible for helping manage, develop, and lead a regional team including an art director, copywriter, and new media designer in the service of delivering regional projects. This position will help execute projects including: corporate materials, brand and demand campaigns, partner/sales materials and global initiatives across traditional and digital tactics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, visual communications or equivalent in a related field
  • Significant experience conceptualizing and producing digital, OOH, print, broadcast for major brands, with major media budgets
  • Strong in program management execution, results driven, and ability to hold team accountable for end results setting appropriate milestones along the way to validate progress
  • Conceptual abilities in both creative and logical presentation of ideas and messages
  • Expert understanding of product brand life-cycles and purchasing behavior (both consumer and business)
  • Experience developing multi-channel and multi-tactic campaigns
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Outstanding post-production guidance/contributions across all communication executions

Company Information

Our Story


Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.

 

Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.

 

An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.

 

Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.

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