SelectQuote

  • Manager, Creative Services

    Location US-KS-Overland Park
    Division
    Corp
  • Overview

    The Senior Manager, Branding & Creative Services position is responsible for overseeing the concept, design and production of all creative projects, both digital and traditional, for multiple business units. This position will entail both hands on design conceptualization and execution of TV and radio production, website design, email and other digital and print campaigns, including management of both internal and external partnerships. The Senior Manager, Branding & Creative Services will ensure all creative deliverables are designed and produced to specification, all assigned timelines and deadlines are met and all projects fall within the SelectQuote brand guidelines and quality expectations.

    The Senior Manager, Branding & Creative Services will work with internal team members to develop and refine ideas and must have strong verbal and visual communications skills. The Manager should be able to listen closely to team members and create materials that reflect communication objectives and be flexible enough to accommodate design changes. This position will require the ability to think not only from a design perspective, but also understand the overall objectives for each project and execute in a way that provides the ideal user experience to achieve those objectives and satisfies leadership objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Conceptualize, design and deliver outcome-driven, innovative and effective consumer and
      institutional creative for TV, radio, print, online and other channels as needed.
    • Deliver high-quality, production ready marketing for both internal and external collateral,
      while meeting all business communication requirements.
    • Manage and motivate direct reports, ensuring individuals are delivering to a high quality
      and all deliverables and timelines are met.
    • Manage all external design resources/partnerships to execute and oversee multiple design
      and development projects simultaneously.
    • Provides quality control on all completed projects to ensure design quality, production
      accuracy and all projects move the SelectQuote brand forward.
    • Partner with development to raise quality of user experience and interactions with websites
    • Actively participates in marketing meetings and supports the department in the
      development and implementation of communication materials.
    • Creates and maintains production templates, documentation, and best practices while
      archiving completed projects and maintaining server and file archives.

    Qualifications

    • Strong artistic abilities and knowledge of design/color theories, techniques, typography and
      TV production are required.
    • Ability to recognize overall project objectives and execute design/communication in a way
      that satisfies the ideal user experience to meet those project objectives.
    • Prior experience developing strategic brand marketing guidelines and best practices.
    • Experience working with and preparing electronic files for commercial printing.
    • Strong knowledge of grammar and composition rules required for editing and proofreading
      material.
    • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy/quality and a critical eye for design
      aesthetics.
    • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced team
      environment.
    • Self-driven with a high work-standard and an ability to innovate, work proactively to identify
      new marketing opportunities and to think critically.
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills and an ability to maintain
      professionalism and a positive attitude in a fast paced team environment.
    • Ability to function as a partner, team player and go-to creative resource for all types of
      projects, from largest to smallest.
    • Proven track record as effective team leader, managing both dedicated internal and
      matrixed employees and outside network of freelance /contracted resources.
    • Knowledge of both Macintosh and PC platforms and an ability to troubleshoot basic
      hardware and software issues.
    • Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and other related design/production
      tools including Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite.

    Training and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or a related subject, or the equivalent work-related
      experience.
    • 8+ years of professional graphic design experience in an agency setting or in-house
      creative/marketing department developing web and print materials. Experience in Direct
      Response marketing highly preferred.
    • 5+ years of digital design preferred, including digital display advertising, email, SEO and
      Social.
    • Prior experience writing copy for direct response advertising highly preferred.
    • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite and other applicable design applications.
    • Advanced knowledge of design aesthetics and production requirements for print and digital
      media channels, and a solid understanding of brand marketing and user-centered best practices.
    • Prior experience in environmental design, specifically graphic design for workspace / interior
      design.

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