Publicis Groupe

Manager, Creative

Job Location:  Bangalore
Job Description:  SkillSet: digital media, art direction, digital design, time management, people leadership.

You will be based out of Bangalore, India, and manage a team of art directors, copywriters and video editors. This role expects you to:

  • Be able to inspire and influence the Creative Team to meet and exceed the expectations of clients and prospects; willing to jump in and get hands dirty as needed.
  • Be responsible for the performance, growth and development of the Creative Team. Includes: hiring/firing, leading direct reports and providing professional development guidance for direct reports and broader team.
  • Collaborate with cross teams in the ideation and deployment of flawless client work.
  • Strategically evaluate projects/campaigns and assess the skills and resources available on the team for assignment.
  • Establish overall design vision, philosophy and process in alignment with peers and Creative Directors in the DMS system.
  • Be adept at crafting Creative Strategy.
  • Develop themes and concepts for high-level projects, both existing and potential clients, as well as internal initiatives.
  • Excel in the ability to craft stories for brands that inspire action from clients and internal teams.
  • Identify and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve desired results.
  • Lead Creative discussions with stakeholders.
  • Lead and mentor annual roadmap initiatives, driving resources to highest levels of execution; identifying opportunities for team-level improvement and presenting solutions (people, process, clients, etc.); coordinating cross team (improvement/development).
  • Work with Creative Operations to assess the project queue, address scope creep and point bloat.
  • Be a respected and visible leader within the Creative Team and Launch Teams.
  • Identify and resolve issues across teams (within launch and product teams).
  • Lead communication to the broader team on behalf of Creative Leadership (up and down).
  • Demonstrate excellent emotional intelligence in dealing with others.
  • Make a positive difference in the team s client work, initiatives and the Creative and Launch Teams.
  • Support the Creative Director in driving the overall and team vision, talent acquisition and retention and opportunities for innovation.
  • Master leadership of people (balance resources, visibly elevate innovative, flawless design, encourage growth and high performance, delegate work, set and enforce deadlines).
  • Actively participate and lead meetings.
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding personal time-management skills.
  • Stay current with the latest emerging technologies and find ways to move these functions into DMS offerings.
  • Be ready to travel. There are no plans in the foreseeable future, given the current situation though.


  • An impressive portfolio of work.
  • A design school degree, preferably in digital design or communication design.
  • 12 - 16 years of work experience. A good chunk (if not all of it) should be art direction and digital media.
  • 5+ years experience leading a Creative Team.
  • Exceptional understanding of the graphic and functional aspects of design and hands-on ability to execute.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Experience managing to revenue goals and client expectations.
  • Proven adaptability and flexibility.
  • Strong people leadership background. Ability to identify growth and development opportunities within the creative team to architect future success. Ability to work successfully with and influence cross teams.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both internal and external, including conflict management.
  • Strong management and mentoring experience to oversee a team.
Functional Area:  General / Other Software
Experience:  12 - 16 years
Qualification:  ("Other in Other")
Salary:  14 Lakh to 20 Lakh INR
Publicis Groupe
Job Ad publication date: 06 Mar 2021  

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