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Manager of Design (Art Director)

Company: Delta Dental of California
Location: Oakland
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

PROMOTE ACCOUNTABILITY, INTEGRITY AND COLLABORATION: Our employees are collaborative, self-aware, and ethical. It is our expectation to do the right thing and follow through on commitments.
FOSTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Our employees take ownership of developing themselves and others through coaching, mentoring and providing/being open to constructive feedback and identifying learning opportunities.
VALUE CUSTOMERS AND CULTIVATE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES: Our employees take time to build rapport with customers, while anticipating and exceeding their needs to ensure positive outcomes.

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Delta Dental covers more Americans than any other dental benefits provider. As an employee you ll take part in our mission to become the trusted health partner by collaborating with our communities and employees to reimagine and deliver new possibilities in an ever-changing environment. Our Enterprise Strategy focuses on pillars of Growth and Diversification, supported by the platforms of Culture and People, Process and Technology. Our employees take pride working for a purpose-driven organization and live our values of Trust, Service, Excellence and Innovation.

We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of companies that provides dental coverage to 74 million people in the U.S. Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies, form one of the nation s largest dental benefits delivery systems, covering 33 million enrollees. All of our companies are members, or affiliates of members, of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 Delta Dental companies throughout the country.

Delta Dental provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Delta Dental complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
At Delta Dental, our strategy is only as strong as the people who execute it! We are hiring individuals that are not just right for today but also for our future. We have built a foundation of high-trust by treating all people with dignity, making and keeping commitments, and consistently striving to do the right thing. Our leaders optimistically share future possibilities to inspire and motivate others toward their full potential. We expect our employees to find ways to embrace positive change, be curious and challenge the status quo, and provide solutions to unmet problems. Joining Delta Dental means joining a culture focused on fostering development, building genuine connections, recognizing each other s strengths and sharing in successes.

The Manager of Design (Art Director) provides design leadership to our growing in-house creative team. This position is responsible for connecting the creative approach to the business. The role guides the concept and visual creation and sets the creative direction for every consumer and employee touchpoint. The Manager of Design (Art Director) must be able to convincingly present creative to all parties. This person must exhibit outstanding creative and design judgment and guide the Creative Team in achieving the highest possible standards appropriate for all materials regardless of channel. The Manager of Design (Art Director) obtains a working knowledge of clients business challenges and leads innovative and conceptual solutions to address those challenges, getting personally involved on high profile and complex creative challenges. The Manager of Design (Art Director) consistently uplevels the creativity generated by team members.

How you will make an impact:

* Brings a design thinking mentality to every consumer and employee touchpoint.

* Works harmoniously with other members of the creative team to get work done at a high level and leads the design team in a collaborative fashion.

* Has deep experience in digital design principles and channels including social media, web, presentations, and ad formats.

* Encourages individuals to take on specific roles to deepen existing or develop new skills.

* Builds a collective team vision and defines goals and objectives.

* Promotes the professional development of department by encouraging staff to stay abreast on current design trends and technology.

* Provides creative direction and coaching while partnering with staff to accomplish creative objectives.

* Provides creative quality control over concepts and execution.

* Directs complex, large-scale project activities and effectively leads and manages work of the creative team.

* Converts rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews.

* Directs and is accountable for the final development and production of creative assets and ensures accuracy, attention to detail, and overall meets or exceeds the design objectives.

* Brainstorms strategies with creative team to help develop creative direction and leads execution of creative work on select projects including development of ideas.

* Provides brand guidance and direction to ensure consistent alignment with brand standards.

* Motivates the team to deliver a consistently high level of quality as evaluated by clients.

* Works to improve the team s performance by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning/feedback.

* Constructively helps and coaches team in their professional development through informal and formal feedback sessions.

* Guides the workload, development, and growth of all the designers.

* Implements and refines conceptual development/ideation process and defines and coaches team on presentation expectations.

* Exhibits a can-do approach and inspires and motivates associates to excel.

* Fosters a team spirit that is reflective of their collective personalities.

* Nurtures a culture that is fun to work in and helps build an open creative community.

* Proactively addresses staff performance issues.

* Builds strong relationships with internal client and is perceived as a credible, trusted advisor.

* Partners with internal clients to achieve effective outcomes in an efficient manner.

* Works with clients to articulate creative needs concisely, yet completely.

* Appropriately balances client desires, business requirements and marketing strategies.

What we look for:

* Bachelor s degree in design, advertising or a related field is required.

* Minimum of 7 years professional experience required.

* Minimum of 3 years management experience required.

* Portfolio required.

* Big picture thinker.

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage differing viewpoints so the final product remains true to the objective.

* Proven leadership skills to maximize team talents.

* Hands on experience in design.

* Effective communication and presentation skills.

* Demonstrates experience in brand development as well as traditional and emerging multichannel marketing.

* Develops creative strategies to address marketing and business objectives.

* Articulates the creative rationale that drives the concept s execution and tactics.

* Directs team as brand advocates, but also encourages and develops new interpretations of the brand standards and out-of-the-box approaches to grow the verbal and visual

Keywords: Delta Dental of California, Walnut Creek , Manager of Design (Art Director), Executive , Oakland, California

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