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Abbott Creative Director in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Our location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Creative Director within our in-house ad agency, Creative Network. The primary function is to provide leadership to the Corporation in marketing, communication, products and services. These programs include the development of marketing campaign strategies, product launch materials, communication media for upper management meetings, audio-video production and web-based products.

This position requires both creative and business expertise to develop strategic positioning that provides a competitive advantage and innovative communication solutions both locally and worldwide. The incumbent works with very broad discretion, serving as the technical expert on general design and operational matters; utilizing superior communication, negotiation and leaderships skills to support the overall mission and vision for Creative Network and Abbott.

The Creative Director is a recognized expert in Corporate Brand; oversees the client implementation of corporate Brand in all divisions, and assists in the education and training across AS. Additionally, ensures team compliance with corporate and divisional procedures and policies such as: ISO, Corporate Records, Corporate Purchasing, 21CRF 11, music and photo licenses.

The Creative Network is responsible for recovery of over $9 million in creative services yearly. The manager must establish formal department responsibilities while continually assessing the overall operating model, opportunities for cost savings, process improvements,

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • As a contributor to the leadership team, understands the organization's vision, goals and strategies. Aligns department priorities with the organizations priorities, determines critical success factors, and evaluates and pursues initiatives that sustain growth and provides a competitive advantage.

  • Has divisional operational authority for graphic design, quality and brand.

  • Oversees, directs and evaluates the brand execution in various applications to Creative Network employees; supporting all divisional internal clients. In cooperation with the Corporate Marketing group, provides expert identity/creative guidance; monitors, supports and enforces Abbott brand standards while addressing areas of need and opportunity.

  • Stimulates creativity and innovation (direct and indirect staff including outside resources; illustrators, designers, proofreaders, creative directors, etc) in the development and execution of project plans, timelines and budgets.

  • Implements and maintains the effectiveness of the Creative Network’s quality systems by determining levels and other resources required to provide a cost effective, compliant, high quality service.

  • Establishes and maintains high-quality relationships with all levels across the company and with external partners.

  • Evolve, own, and iterate on the brand visual identity and voice for multi-channel campaigns that touch all areas of the customer experience—including social, web, experiential, and more

  • Demonstrate strong hands on InDesign Capabilities in concepting and able to communicate that concept to creative staff for delivery.

  • To collaborate on solutions, must have a strong understanding of industry trends and legal/regulatory needs in relation to emerging technologies in design and communications.

  • Responsible for all aspects of people leadership; setting expectations, coaching, counseling, developing, evaluating, providing feedback, hiring, discipline and separations. Determines necessary mix of skill set and confronts and deals with employees issues in a constructive and timely manner.

  • Manages divisional policies and guidelines keeping all files current and within ISO standards and Abbott compliance

  • Evolve, own, and iterate on the brand visual identity and voice for multi-channel campaigns that touch all areas of the customer experience—including social, web, experiential, and more

  • Demonstrate strong hands on InDesign Capabilities in concepting and able to communicate that concept to creative staff for delivery.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) required, Visual Communications, Graphic Arts or Advertising focus of study is preferred.

Preferred

  • Leadership/Management experience - 5 years

  • Graphic Design/ Art Direction or Corporate Communications Management - 5 years

  • Advertising Agency or related experience 5 years Industry experience with Graphic Design - 5 years Project Management – 3 years

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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