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Creative Director - AU

Outstanding opportunity for a Creative Director to join a hyper-growth ASX100 company. 

You will have an agency background and bring your video production & animation experience to this position. 

About Xero
At Xero we are rewiring the small business economy and want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable for small business owners, and more enjoyable too. 

About the role  
An internal promotion has resulted in an outstanding opening at the post of Creative Director - AU.; a role that will play an integral part in shaping and delivering one of the world’s most exciting technology brands.

This role is a leadership position across Xero’s internal creative team known as the Hub.  The role will proactively shape Xero’s brand, campaign and experiences across the region. This role will set the highest standards, and push the boundaries to ensure Xero keeps forging a beautiful, differentiated, compelling and challenger brand in an increasingly competitive marketplace. 

The Creative Director - AU will provide inspiration, leadership and feedback on campaign activity with an impressive set of capabilities across; ideation, design, copy, motion graphics and video. The leadership of this multidisciplinary team requires a human touch and a relentless desire to improve the work at every iteration.

What you’ll do:
  • Inspire, direct, nurture and manage the creative and design organisation and all it’s key capabilities within the Hub.
  • Identify different skills and strengths of teams and team members, then bring them into the right projects and opportunities to deliver outstanding work and nurture talent.
  • Stay on top of a wide variety of diverse projects, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  • Champion a process and culture that continues to learn and evolve to the environment and opportunities to best benefit Xero’s success.
  • Work closely with the Hub Producer team to ensure the right effort at right time to maximise impact.
  • Set the pace and quality standards of the organisation to ensure Xero’s market and marketing momentum continues and accelerates.
  • Ensure the AU creative and design team remain being seen as key professional experts and partners in the marketing and communication efforts at Xero.
  • Work with external creative teams and partners as required to get the right outcomes for the business.
What you’ll bring:
  • 10+ years in senior design/creative roles including agency environments.
  • The ability to work within an existing brand platform and the smarts to know when to push beyond.
  • Experience in; integrated campaign, digital, print, ATL, and experiential design experience.
  • Experience across video production and animation.
  • Ability to deliver impactful creative across both above and below the line.
  • A strong sense of #beautiful in maintaining brand standards, voice and direction.
  • Ability to craft and present integrated campaign narratives.
  • Fantastic people leadership skills - including a strong sense of fostering creative culture, people and team.
  • Able to set the pace and standards high ensuring outstanding creative work is delivered.
  • The ability to be three steps ahead of your team and stakeholders.
Why Xero?
At Xero, we are proud of our collaborative, empowering and inclusive culture that allows creativity to thrive and innovation to flourish.

We’re offering a competitive remuneration package and a supportive and fun work environment that encourages you to take ownership for your career and be the best you can be. To peek inside Xero and see what we do check out #dobeautifulwork on twitter or instagram.

CLICK HERE to see this role on our own site, and apply.

VIC - Melbourne


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