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Creative Director (Paris Agency) JJ-2358

Job Title: Creative Director (Paris Agency) JJ-2358
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Paris
Salary: Competitive salary
REF: JJ-2358
Contact Name: Julia Jackson
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description



Lead Global Healthcare Agency is currently seeking a Creative Director responsible for overseeing creative output for the business areas; Advertising,Medical Education, PR in their Paris office. Alongside the Managing Director, business leads, projects managers and the wider creative department, the Creative Director works collaboratively  and effectively to ensure a fully integrated approach with the communications business. They are responsible for ensuring that high quality, emotive and authentic creative work is delivered in line with client needs and new business pitches, both for International and domestic clients.

The Creative Director is the lead conceptor and guides the Art Directors and Designers in creating ideas and solutions. The role demands creative aptitude, cutting-edge knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, budgets and deadlines. We are looking for a leader who can work with our established French team to help nurture and shape the creative department, driving objectives to achieve success.


Develop creative concepts for clients and new business pitches

Attend pitches to sell the creative story

Negotiate with clients to amend ideas in line with their wishes and explain what is and is not possible

Lead projects from conception to completion in accordance with deadlines

Evaluate and, if necessary alter, the content of projects before completion

Ensure all the organisation’s or client’s visuals are consistent with the overall brand

Sign off on creative projects before they are presented to the client

Effectively manage and mentor team members through regular 1:1s

Provide strategic input and oversight of the creative department alongside the business leads

Work with Finance and HR to discuss resourcing requirements based on utilisation and business need

Collaborate with project managers to oversee workflow and maintain a clear overview of team capacity

Interpret and understand utilisation figures, working within budgets and timeline management


Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in order to pitch ideas to clients and explain ideas to members of the creative and account team
  • Ability to create concepts for others to work on, having a keen awareness of current trends in healthcare communications
  • Interpersonal skills are a must, whilst having a clear creative vision while remaining open to others’ ideas
  • Stellar leadership skills are required in order to hire, develop, support and oversee the creative team
  • A pro-active and conscientious manner with an aptitude for creative design and an abundance of great ideas
  • Strong time and self-management skills with ability to work and advise across multiple projects and issues
  • Fluent in French and English languages