HarrimanSteel B.V.

Creative Director

Based: Amsterdam
Level: Director
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 27 March 2019
Job Listing Added: 25 February 2019

HarrimanSteel is an independent brand experience agency who specialise in bold ideas that ignite emotions and trigger consumer behaviour.

We call this the “Art of Selling”. Pivotal to our business is developing strategic creative solutions that move the dial, and then crafting the output with meticulous precision, passion and care. We challenge our staff to think laterally, to exceed expectations and to always deliver best in class.

The Creative Director role at HarrimanSteel BV is a balance between creative leadership, design engine and directorial management. Working under both ECDs, your role will see you primarily lead the Amsterdam creatives, to challenge the team to create the best results, to strive for innovation, craft and to think strategically about how their work can be effective in the real world.

You’re passionate about culture and the lifestyle brands we work with and you’ll understand how to change your shoes from Nike to TOMS, depending on the client - you’ll be able to speak their language, understand their unique objectives and oversee the creation of work that blends seamlessly with the brand - whilst pushing the dial.

You will have a natural aptitude to thinking about how brands land themselves within culture, demonstrating excellent creative instincts, and an instinctive understanding of marketing and communications strategy (even if not the specific science). You will seek to push the boundaries of each project you undertake to achieve the highest creative marketing standards.

You will have 8-10 years experience within a creative studio, with exceptional client communication skills, team leadership experience and passion for detail and craft in all creative that is generated. You will be expected to attend client meetings, co-author and deliver compelling presentations that sell the vision, and oversee the team in delivering against this.

In addition, you will be responsible, alongside the management team, for further defining and curating a unique voice and point of view for HarrimanSteel in Amsterdam.

We believe the role is an exciting opportunity for the right person to take up the mantle, and further shape our growing business in Amsterdam. You’ll value and champion our internal culture, whilst not taking your eye off the prize - the opportunity to become the leading brand experience agency in Amsterdam.

- Deliver pioneering work from yourself and others who work with you.
- Experience and confidence working on a broad variety of projects, including social & digital content & planning, art direction for print & film, spatial, retail environments, exhibitions & events and 360/omni-channel campaign thinking.
- Strategic creative thinker - not just design for design’s sake.
- Nurture and support professional growth of team members.
- Achieve high level of internal and external satisfaction.
- Listen and respond to creative briefs, understanding if and where there are gaps.

Salary by negotiation, to start with a 12 month contract.

How to Apply

To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject line CREATIVE DIRECTOR APPLICATION and please supply the following:
- Email with brief outline why you are applying
- CV PDF with outline of relevant experience & technical skills
- Portfolio PDF (low res) or link to portfolio website
Due to the number of applicants, only applicants who will be invited to interview will receive further communication.