Associate Creative Director - Art

New York /
Creative /

About Klick Health

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent, full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. For over two decades, Klick has been laser focused on developing, launching, and supporting life sciences brands to maximize their full market potential. Klick has been named Agency of the Year six times over the last eight years by the industry’s leading publications. For the latest updates, follow Klick Health on Twitter: @klickhealth. There’s something different here.

About Our Creative Craft 

The Creative team features an incredible array of experienced, fearless,   smart visionaries, capable in all media and technologies, and united by a common goal: to build brands that solve a human need. It requires hard work, a healthy dose of imagination, and a passion for craft to make work that stands out in the world.
We’ve got super-smart, friendly, and caring people who put their hearts and souls into the clever work that they create for our clients in order to deliver thoughtful creative messaging to the patients they serve. And the best part? We have a ton of fun while doing it.

Reports to:
VP, Creative Director or VP, Group Creative Director

Role Description and Expectations

The Associate Creative Director, Art oversees the art team from inception to final product and ensures quality of content and style to meet the client’s marketing strategies and objectives with their copy partner; they are a brand leader who solves strategic and creative issues with the client while enhancing the client’s confidence in the agency.  As a leader the Associate Creative Director manages and mentors a team of creatives that report to them and as needed on projects while simultaneously managing a heavy workload.  In this role, the Associate Creative Director must have an advanced understanding of Klick Health departmental procedures such as routing, print production, protocols, usage rights of stock, images for layout, as well as other internal procedures and solutions practiced by our creative craft. 

Key Accountabilities

Brings knowledge of product, market & position ensures sound strategic planning, timely & accurate implementation, good service, financial control and a solid client relationship
Full understanding of client’s marketplace and can evaluate work in light of current marketing environment and trends
Possesses the ability to take abstract concepts and empower project teams to create cutting-edge concepts or designs that are user-friendly, representative of the client's goals, and within brand guidelines
Contributes innovative ideas appropriate to the client’s marketing strategy that challenge the status quo
Leads and contributes in brainstorming sessions with stakeholders across meetings
Proactively anticipates and solves creative problems  and makes effective recommendations to Creative Directors
Leads creative teams in the execution of ideas to a high standard of creative excellence 
Provide feedback on creative approaches to communicate the client’s message about the product for both the overall campaign
Oversees creation of rough concepts for presentation to client, developing them into compelling and captivating presentations; presents them in an organized, professional, and effective style to clients
Helps set priorities and manages workloads so that assignments are completed within agreed upon time frames
Responsible for growing existing brands and participating in new business to generate additional revenue
Supervises and participates in all concept work for brands and new business pitches
Fosters an environment of diversity and inclusion on the team
Manages and mentors direct reports on multiple brands; coaches, challenges, and provides opportunities for growth
Sets expectations for the team and communicates and follows up when standards are not being met
Develops goals with each direct report and conducts performance reviews and regular 1:1s to provide coaching, support career plans, and provide learning opportunities that aligns people's growth to craft's people strategy
Demonstrates the ability to hire and retain highly capable people
Demonstrates full understanding of how budgets and schedules are applied for financial management
Develops strong relationships with all cross discipline leads
Advances knowledge and craft expertise in copy, developing into a well-rounded creative
Develops and seeks cross discipline learning from colleagues and vendors to ensure highest quality product within specified deadlines
Shares experience and knowledge of the industry
Invests in staying at the cutting edge of craft

Key Requirements

Skills & Knowledge
Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Exhibits sound judgment and decisive problem solving ability
Ability to work well within a team setting
Ability to build client rapport and trust
Established presentation skills 
Managerial and leadership skills
Deep understanding of product challenges in relation to overall market
Complete understanding of market trends and marketing briefs
In-depth understanding of the assigned account, treatment category, clinical developments, and relevant physician specialties
Computer proficiency; solid knowledge of design programs 

Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising/Visual Communications, Graphic Design or related discipline preferred

10+ years of experience in marketing/advertising business experience preferred 

Must haves:

Klick embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or family status. If you require disability-related accommodation during the application or interview process, simply let us know and we’ll work with you to ensure you have a positive experience.