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Posted September 25th

Associate Creative Director

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted September 25th

Associate Creative Director

Chicago, Illinois

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Associate Creative Director

The following positionis open in Illinois , United States .

What makes this a great opportunity?

This role is key to supporting the Creative Director in the planning, strategy, concepting, and design direction for our key initiatives to help create world famous brands and brand experiences. The ACD role assists with the day-to-day ideation, management and execution of projects on behalf of our brands, partnering with the Creative Director to achieve our objectives and meaningful results. Our ACD will primarily assist with delivering a variety of initiatives, from big idea development, multi-channel activation programming to experiential and commercial tools. The role also includes oversight of timelines, budgets, and estimates along with total project ownership is critical to success. Additionally, our in-house agency model will give you a unique perspective and a broad range of experience, specifically an understanding of a boutique agency structure in a client-side environment. Finally, the ACD will learn our business from the ground floor with a clear-cut career path and tremendous opportunity for individual growth.

Role Responsibilities
  • Supports the CD on all projects, ranging from creative concepts, experiential concepts and commercial marketing program development
  • Deliver against creative briefs to produce projects and proposals that accomplish marketing and sales objectives - and then go one step beyond
  • Develop high concept creative when needed, as well as innovative solutions for account partnership opportunities
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, and a high level of personal motivation and drive
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends, cultural movements, and creative expressions
  • Be on the forefront of creativity and share judiciously with the team
  • Manage your own time well and be accountable for meeting internal and external deadlines for multiple clients
  • Compiles and analyzes relevant competitive activity
  • Manages workload while seeing opportunities to bring in further support when needed
  • Multi-task with ease
  • Clearly communicate your ideas to team members and clients with dynamic. energetic presentation skills

Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 7+ years of proven creative experience in agency or in-house setting
  • Seasoned veteran with deep spirits industry and marketing trends knowledge
  • Experience working in eCommerce, retail, or CPG industries
  • Experience with video and content development, knowledge of social media platforms and trends
  • Demonstration of high level concepting relevant to partner accounts that work to sell in BSI brands and strategies
  • Proven leader of teams and working cross functionally
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Ability to work independently and lead a growing team, take initiative, receive and follow instructions and take constructive feedback, and volunteer ideas and solutions
  • Self-starting and ambitious with entrepreneurial streak - get it done, mentality
  • Motivated and responsible with ambitious career goals
  • Full fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, and Keynote
  • Strong client service aptitude and relationship building mindset

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant's skills and experience.
Location
Chicago, Illinois