Creative Director

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The Amazon “Advertising Design and User Experience (ADX)” team is seeking a talented and passionate Creative Director to design and deliver effective advertising experiences that are based on our data, consumer insights, customer obsession, and creative inspirations.

As part of Customer Success Team (CST) in Japan, your primary focus will be to create innovative ideas, set creative direction, and lead design for innovative experiences for interactive advertising campaigns spanning within and even beyond our platforms. You will work closely with our sales team and Custom team to bring ideas to life to drive new business. Prior experience in an agency or media environment selling to global brands is mandatory.

Specific Responsibilities
· Engage in brand strategy consultative discussions with senior marketer and agency leaders to surface creative scenarios that advance brand objectives
· Pioneer the usage of Amazons unique data insights to better inform creative excellence
· Create on-brand creative solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements
· Create user-centered concepts by integrating marketing objectives, target audience, creative assets and Amazon design patterns into intuitive solutions
· Design cutting-edge advertising experiences for the world’s leading advertisers shaped for Amazon audiences
· Present your cutting edge solutions directly to clients, partner agencies and decision makers
· Partner with sales teams by bringing big ideas to life through ideation and creation of high fidelity concepts for sales presentations
· Build a network of influential cross divisional collaborators to realize ambitious creative possibilities incorporating the full Amazon suite of consumer services (One Amazon).
· Raise bar on creative skills recruitment & skills development and mentor designers across the organization
· Interpret the appropriate mechanisms and process for custom to scale creative offerings

· Self-starter
· Data-driven and obsessed with measurable impact of a campaign
· Experience as a Creative Director at either agency or advertiser
· Experience as a Strategic Planner, Copywriter, or Art Director at either agency or advertiser
· Excellent presentation skills and interactive storytelling ability
· With strong portfolio which demonstrates account/campaign planning, creative direction, visual design skills, and interactive/digital advertising experiences [SUBMISSION IS REQUIRED]
· Strong project management to invent and establish better services and processes
· Strong people management to lead ADX members
· Native or fluent in both Japanese and English to communicate with internal partner teams and advertisers/agencies in Japan
· Strong English to work closely with global ADX leaders
· Excellent working experience and knowledge of Photoshop and the full Adobe Creative Suite

· Award winning such as Cannes Lions
· 10 years or more experience in digital advertising
· Experiences in retail business and marketing