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Creative Services Manager

Company: King Technology, Inc.
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Guided by our mission to enrich lives daily, King Technology has enjoyed strong, continuous growth for 40+ years. Each employee lives and works by well-defined values that enhance their career and lives. In the past 10 years we have grown into the company more retail dealers want to work with the products more consumers want to use.
Why? First, we sell fun and relaxation by making it easy to take care of water in swimming pools and spas. Then we make ourselves indispensable to our partners with a strong business model that keeps them engaged and helps them grow with us.
With a strong track record for innovation and continuous growth, the past several years of explosive growth means we are looking for your expertise and skills to help us continue our strong progress. This is a place where you can expect to do your best work and take your career to heights you may not have yet imagined - like many of our employees!
What can we do for you?Provide a work environment built on trust where everyone can succeed and be appreciated. Introduce you to an industry that works hard and knows how to enjoy its leisure time. Invite you to be part of a private company that values its employees and hires people who appreciate a culture of creativity and teamwork. Place you in a position that will be instrumental in fueling the growth of a company whose primary goal is to enrich lives daily!
What's it like at King Technology?Our culture is a result of our Mission, Vision, and Values. They are a way of life. Our employees live these out every day in small acts of kindness and overarching attitudes at every level of the company. You'll see people with Integrity. People with Courage. People who mirror our business values of Excellence, Servant-Leadership and Innovation, and enrich everyone's lives by adding their own uniqueness to our company's culture.
Summary: King Technology is seeking a Creative Services Manager to lead the creative development process in a rapidly growing environment. The ideal candidate must be able to develop communications for various multi-media campaigns, and create brand, packaging, sales and promotional assets as needed. This candidate will work with external designers as necessary.
As our in-house Creative Services Manager, you'll help bring to life our Mission and Value Proposition for both our customers and consumers. You will visualize and create graphics for print and digital/social ads, point of sale materials, websites, product packaging, exhibitions, logos, sales tools, wearables and more.
This position reports to the Director of Marketing and requires an independent thinker as well as a strong working partnership with the Marketing, Product Management and Sales teams. The Creative Services Manager will lead and work collaboratively on all creative projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage & execute the creative process from concept to completion
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear, executable creative strategies
  • Independently create, manage and execute a multitude of Graphic/Print/Web projects within brand standards from start to finish: collateral materials; point-of-sale signage; print advertisements; packaging; web templates and graphics; email templates; landing pages; display ads; photo editing; etc.
  • Articulate and pitch design concepts to the Marketing & Leadership teams
  • Develop a process flow for how creative projects will flow in/out of the Marketing department to ensure efficiency
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve efficiencies within the department
  • Provide art direction on photo and video shoots to ensure brand and product objectives are met
  • Conduct annual audits to ensure brand, packaging and product are on point. Attend press checks and work with printers to achieve brand standards.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Degree in Graphic Design with a minimum of 7 years graphic design experience, preferably in an agency environment
    • A passion for design & sophisticated sense of color, imagery, type, and negative space
    • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator)
    • Adobe Premier video editing skills preferred but not required
    • Consumer and retail store design experience preferred
    • Strong creative thinking, aesthetic and layout skills
    • Extensive knowledge of the printing process for all types of media, including proper image prep, file formatting, maximizing efficiency and economy
    • Ability to prepare files for commercial printers
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Works with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
    • Self-motivation and be a confident problem solver with a positive attitude, grace under pressure and the ability to accept constructive criticism
    • Embrace and foster company values of Integrity, Excellence, People Chemistry, Golden Rule, Courage, and Servant-Leadership.

Keywords: King Technology, Inc., Minnetonka , Creative Services Manager, Advertising , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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