Senior Art Director (S)

Toronto /
Creative /
Full-Time

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. 
 
Position
Title Senior Art Director Reports to Art Supervisor Group Art Supervisor

Role Description and Expectations

The Senior Art Director  is responsible for generating ideas, creating concepts for design and layout materials from draft stage through to finished product with their copy partner; working closely with Creative and Client Service teams to ensure adherence to client’s marketing strategies and objectives within specified deadlines. They will also supervise the work of junior creatives on their projects. In this role, the Senior Art Director must have a solid 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

Demonstrates a strategic and tactical approach during meetings with clients and Client Service teams, to develop effective advertising campaigns reflecting the clients’ objectives
Understands the target audience and adjusts art direction as required
Contributes innovative ideas appropriate to the client’s marketing strategy that challenge the status quo
Able to defend strengths of existing concepts while remaining open to input and further explorations
Proactively anticipates and solves creative problems
Directs photographers, illustrators, designers, and production staff to ensure proper production of campaign elements
Presents concepts and creative work in an organized, professional, and effective style to clients, properly preparing for all client presentations
Works on multiple projects simultaneously and delivers on client expectations and meets objectives consistently
Monitors work and progress by supervising the work of junior creatives and providing support as needed
Understands how budgets and schedules are developed and how this links to business and performance
Ensures verification of facts and claims with science and regulatory groups at Klick
Coordinates with Client Service team to identify and obtain information needed to carry out assignments
Develops and seeks cross discipline learning from colleagues and vendors to ensure highest quality product within specified deadlines
Keeps up to date on industry trends and shares knowledge with internal teams

Key Requirements

Skills
Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Exhibits decisive problem solving ability
Ability to work well within a team setting
Working knowledge of product challenges in relation to overall market
Computer proficiency; solid knowledge of word text programs 

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

Experience
3+ years of experience in marketing / advertising business experience preferred  
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.