Senior Art Director at La Prairie

Posted Apr 5th, 2016, offered

La Prairie is the luxurious cosmetic brand that stands for a unique combination of advanced science, sumptuous formulas and the fastidious attention to the details of luxury. It was this remarkable brand that inspired to name the group. La Prairie Group AG is 100% owned by Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg (Germany) since 1990.

In order to strengthen the Global Brand Marketing Team in Zurich, we are searching urgently for an internationally experienced

Your key responsibilities:

Creation and implementation of global creative projects from A to Z
Responsible for art direction of global print campaigns, direct mail, video production, photography, etc.
Review and sign off on all creative projects before reviewed by Global Creative Director
Work with Creative Operations Manager to identify and assign projects and follow through on timely completion
Partner with Creative Operations Manager to develop and improve process and best practices with regard to workflow and quality of final deliverables
Assist, inspire and develop ideas with design team
Communicate effectively the creative objectives of projects and partner to various departments and functions including Art Directors, Operations, VM, Marketing, Sales, Training, Copywriters and Production during project development
Integrate specific projects with overall brand standards and style guidelines on a global level
Direct projects from concept through coordination of photo shoots, retouching, mechanical production and release
Leadership responsibility for two Junior Art Directors
Critical skills needed for this position:
Bachelor / Master Degree in a related field
4 - 6 years of practical experience in global creative roles at a renowned international agency and/or company (high-end fashion & accessories, luxury cosmetics, watches & jewelry)
Working experience, in-depth understanding and high affinity for the premium / luxury industry and its specific needs is a must
Experience in digital media is mandatory, experience in digital video editing and video software is a plus
Demonstrated experience in direction and implementation of successful global creative strategies
Strong planning and organizational skills and a person who meets the deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills - English level must be proficient
Demonstrated experience using Adobe Create Suite (Including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat); along with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as production support software
Proven experience in creating full 360° creative campaigns and material
Very good understanding of costs / budgets for campaigns
Experience in conducting negotiations paired with assertiveness
Network of renowned external partners like photographers, etc.
Following and knowing the trends in the world of luxury
Goal-oriented and result-driven personality, that is strong in decision taking
Distinctive appreciation for aesthetism and artistic arrangements and great perception for details

If you feel like you are the right person for this exciting position then we do look forward to receiving your application in English (CV with photo, extract of your portfolio and copies of your certificates / diploma) to Mrs Denise Hohl from hu!man consulting llc.

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