Daniel J Edelman Holdings is hiring a

VP Design Director, Global Marketing + Communications

New York, United States
Full-Time
Are you ready to take the helm as the global VP/SVPofdesign for marketing and communications at Edelman? This role offers a unique opportunity for an inspiring, executional and team-leading designer to drive our brand evolution and story in a dynamic environment. 
 
As the lead designer in the global marketing and communications function, you will coordinate across a talented team of designers, guiding them in the creation of captivating branding, and campaign assets. In addition to shaping Edelman’s visual narratives and story, you will also play a crucial role in upholding Edelman brand standards, including the expression of our intellectual property (I.e., The Trust Barometer) and content development for use in multi-channel campaigns. 
 
Critical to the role is a passion for creative, design, growthand innovation. The ideal candidate must be on top of the latest design trends, obsess about elegant experiences, and be a student of storytelling.

Success in the role will grow from past experiences showing: comfort working across a variety of design tools and platforms, experience working through ambiguity by leveraging data, digital craft, & technology to create engaging work, guidance and management of senior stakeholders, and curiosity, kindness & team collaboration across multiple markets.

This role will report into the Managing Director of Global Marketing with a dotted line to the EVP Design Director for Marketing & Communications 

*Note: this role is eligible to be SVP according to relevant experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the expression of our Edelman brand through powerful design ideas and ensure all design deliverables meet quality standards and adhere to brand guidelines. 
  • In close collaboration and guidance from the EVP Design Director for Marketing & Communications, the Global Marketing and Communications Design Lead will: 
  • Respond to marketing briefs and produce remarkable campaigns that drive awareness, retention, loyalty, and growth 
  • Generate design work to be leveraged globally across employee and client-facing newsletters, townhalls/events and social media channels.  
  • Collaborate with the Global Website tolead website design, translating campaigns and design concepts into functional and visually appealing web pages, ensuring responsiveness and optimal user experience across devices. 
  • Steward our brand guidelines, ensuring consistency of design, experience, naming conventions, service offerings, and the customer journey across all surfaces and channels 
  • Translate complex data sets into visually engaging and easily understandable graphics, charts, and infographics 
  • Collaborate with data analysts and researchers to visually communicate key insights and findings to internal stakeholders and external audiences 
  • Drive collaboration and connectivity across global design network  
  • Drive partnership with Global Marketing, Business Development, and Design Production 

Additional Management Responsibilities:

  • create and manage operational and resourcing processes to optimize design team’s time and skillset and shape the team for continued growth
  • Establish and refine design processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the team 
  • Define roles, responsibilities, and workflows to optimize collaboration and output 
  • Implement tools and systems to streamline design operations, such as project management software, asset libraries, and version control systems 
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior designers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development 

Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in design 
  • Proven track record of Corporate Communications and Storytelling 
  • Mastery of the human-centered design process 
  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams 
  • Experience building and leading teams of designers 
  • Experience building and managing relationships with external partners 
  • Adept at synthesizing data and distilling complexity 
  • A passion for inclusive leadership and creative collaboration 

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Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

For more information please visit: www.edelman.com
 
Click here to view a short video about life at Edelman.
 
Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to disability, sincerely held religious belief or exception required under applicable law. 

Edelman is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage racially and ethnically diverse people, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, parents, individuals with disabilities and members of any and all protected classes to apply. 
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