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Director, Creative & Production in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbus, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/13/2018

Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty?  If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!  

We are looking for a Director, Creative & Production to join our Marketing Services team.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/

 The Director, Creative & Production is responsible for leading internal staff and external agency partners in the creation, development, and execution of innovative marketing programs and assets for SMG.  This individual is a skilled conceptual thinker with the ability to evaluate creative against key business objectives.

In this role you will:

  • Oversees creative strategy and development of all marketing communications assets, ensuring messaging consistency across all touchpoints and with brand objectives.  Includes traditional and non-traditional advertising mediums, packaging, in-store and retail design.
  • Oversee creative department workflow processes and policies, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Provide creative support and consultation for supervisor and departmental peers to ensure consistency and excellence of all initiatives (digital, events, PR, etc.)
  • Drive global brand standards where applicable, providing creative guidance and coordination to Brand teams and Design partners.
  • Partners closely with Studio teams (and Brand leadership) to develop and manage the overall timelines for creative execution.
  • Supervise staff in the day-to-day management of agency partners and vendors, overseeing retainer and project budgets, and other commitments.
  • Provide overall mentoring and leadership to an internal team of 12+ individuals, developing personnel to achieve their potential.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelors degree in business, communications, advertising, or marketing.  MBA preferred, but not required.
  • +10 years of prior experience as a marketing or creative director in marketing communications or ad agency.  Digital experience a must.
  • Experience managing creative and production departments
  • Exposure to and oversight of the entire production process for a variety of marketing materials, comfortable with evaluating and recommending printing techniques
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure.
  • Collaborative leadership style; ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and senior leadership.

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center, which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.