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Salary: Open
Employment Type: Permanent
Languages: English > Business Level, Japanese > Native
Industry: Services
Function: Technology
Posted On: 2024-05-28

Company Overview

At Interbrand we believe in creating brands that drive business performance. Your task is to create and evolve brands to become leaders, defining their category and with the potential to be world changing. The Creative Director’s primary role is to provide strong creative leadership (internally and externally) for our corporate clients, build an exciting and inspired creative culture and champion brand creation excellence. Push our work from theory to reality and raise Interbrand’s creative profile.

Job Description

• Brand Ideas with wow execution that create joined up and memorable brand experiences
• Oversee, raise and maintain the quality of work
• Set, share and uphold the worlds’ leading benchmarks for brand creation on every client program
• Chair and structure creative quality reviews
• Develop and enter work that can win leading awards in corporate identity design
• Let go of the pen and influence more. Touch and contribute to a broad spectrum of projects
• Take ownership for all the work. What comes out of the door is ultimately your responsibility
• Lead and enhance our digital creative thinking and execution (in motion graphics, video editing, 3D rendering) as well as shift from creative expression to experience design
• Create strong relationships with strategy to develop a world-class product

• Inspire and lead the creative teams
• Identify, nurture and develop talent for the business
• Own the performance management and career development of all Creatives
• Spearhead cultural initiatives and training to motivate, retain and build a strong creative team

• Build greater public profile through interviews, award judging and writing for creative publications

• Ensure the creative team works efficiently and effectively
• Work with the CFO and leadership team to ensure that projects are delivered profitably CFO
• Optimize usage of creative resources

Partners and New Business
• Use creative expression to be a defining factor in pitches and growing clients
• Participate in key client pitches to ensure quality of creative input
• Play an overview role to clients on design-led work streams
• Develop strong client relationships. Be the Japan’s CMO’s most trusted partner

Furthermore, this individual will

• Ideate and develop innovative, iconic and effective analog and digital experiences that tell engaging stories, communicate benefits, and drive the creative department to continue to do better and bigger

• Collaborate with internal partners in strategy and client services to develop impactful concepts, insight, ideas and proposals to existing and prospective clients

• Continue to drive and evolve Interbrand Tokyo’s creative vision and direction that engages even more with employees and is contagious for clients and bring that vision to fruition as part of holistic brand rollouts, design, campaigns, executed via internal and external partners

• Manage the creative teams and expand our services and footprint in the market

• Make sure that our work meets the high level of creativity and innovation needed to create lasting impact and results.

• Work with directors to forecast resource needs and work with key stakeholders to drive a schedule for projects while prioritizing and using resources effectively.

• Approve creative and manage blockers or obstacles in the process

• Identify and implement appropriate process and level of effort to meet business needs

• Allocate, manage and track programs for creative development

• Build positive relationships with all disciplines and communicate and collaborate effectively across teams to achieve high-level outcomes

• Build strong relationships with clients and articulate complex issues in an effective manner

• Motivate, evaluate, mentor and inspire creative teams

This is a senior creative position and an opportunity and platform to partner with some of the most influential brands in Japan. A platform to shine as a creative leader, both inside and outside of Interbrand. An opportunity to further grow our Tokyo office. A position that requires someone who is naturally inspiring, knows authority is not the holy grail to success, can lead by example, is a team player and no stranger on the award circus. He or she loves big ideas, design, insight, digital and is excited about creating business impact and results.



• BA/BS degree level required. 学士号の学位が必要です。
• 10+ years of creative experience in marketing or branding, from a brand/advertising/marketing consultancy background required. Client-side experience a plus. 10 年以上のマーケティングまたはブランディングにおけるクリエイティブな経験(ブランド/広告/マーケティ ングコンサルタント出身者)が必要です。クライアントサイドでの経験があれば尚可。
• A strong conceptual emphasis - Ability to deliver big brand ideas that are category leading 強力なコンセプト重視 - カテゴリーをリードする大きなブランドアイデアを提供する能力
• Multi disciplinary brand knowledge with ability to shape brand experiences across all touch-points 様々な分野のブランドに関する知識を持ち、あらゆるタッチポイントでブランド体験を形成する能力を持つ
• Clear understanding of how digital can play an instrumental role in creating the brand experience ブランド体験の創造において、デジタルがいかに重要な役割を果たすかを明確に理解していること
• Ability to partner with and unlock strategy 戦略を解くパートナーとしての能力
• Ability to inspire and bring insights that increase product quality 製品の品質を向上させるために、インスピレーションを与え、インサイトをもたらす能力
• Strong presenter and communicator to engage in client and new business presentations 顧客や新規事業のプレゼンテーションに参加できる優れたプレゼン能力とコミュニケーション能力
• Japanese language skills required 必要な日本語能力

* We will present the details of the job descriptions in the first meeting with our Consultants.