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Creative Director

Toronto, ON

Who we are: 

At VML, we are a beacon of innovation and growth in an ever-evolving world. Our heritage is built upon a century of combined expertise, where creativity meets technology, and diverse perspectives ignite inspiration. With the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson, we have forged a new path as a growth partner that is part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology powerhouse. 


Our global family now encompasses over 30,000 employees across 150+ offices in 64 markets, each contributing to a culture that values connection, belonging, and the power of differences.


Our expertise spans the entire customer journey, offering deep insights in communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. We deliver end-to-end solutions that result in revolutionary work. 


At VML, we are committed to fostering an all-inclusive work environment that is both rewarding and career-forward. Our Inclusion, Equity & Belonging initiatives, alongside the VML Foundation, reflect our dedication to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our people are the heartbeat of our organization-creators, doers, innovators, makers, and thinkers-who drive not just marketing, but meaningful experiences that resonate in every action and interaction.


COULD THIS BE YOU ? 

This is an amazing opportunity to provide creative leadership on one of the world's most recognizable and iconic brands - Ford Motor Company - and its various lines of business.


The Creative Director is responsible for work that represents our clients in the marketplace, and for contribut ing to the maintenance and growth of our strong client/agency relationship.


This working Creative Director role is responsible for all creative operations including overseeing creative team s and guiding their work and activities while ensuring creative excellence, quality and market potential.


The Creative Director will also play an active role in resource planning, training and reviewing projects.


We're looking for a persuasive communicator and collaborator who thinks in terms of the big picture. If you're interested in influencing culture , leading a team of passionate creators, and using solid conceptual and copywriting skills to solve complex business problems - we'd l ove to hear from you.


YOU WILL:

  • Provide creative leadership , vision and oversight to a multidisciplinary creative department. 
  • Be a 'big picture' conceptual storyteller with the practical skills to bring that vision to life. 
  • Be a relationship builder both within, and outside, the agency . 
  • Be a confident and persuasive presenter, whether you're speaking to a room of 5 or 50. 
  • Evaluate, provide feedback on, and guide creative work ensuring it meets the highest creative standard. 
  • Be a working Creative Director adept at producing your own projects while supporting various other creative team s . 
  • Be a solutions-oriented and collabor ative problem solver who will provide input on resource planning, project budgets, and hiring in order to maximize creative performance . 
  • Be a supportive leader and mentor , empathetic to the individual needs and working styles of your team members while helping aid in their own personal growth and development. 
  • Participate in agency initiatives, as well as on occasion, larger global projects within the VML network. 
  • Have a keen interest in and awareness of important cultur al trends and world events in order to help inform and shape the impact of our creative product. 
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned. 


YOU HAVE:

  • 8-10 years of experience working in a creative advertising agency with a proven track record leading and managing a creative department. 
  • A comprehensive online portfolio of conceptual creative work spanning video, digital, print, and out - of - home . 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced agency environment juggling competing demands and timelines. 
  • Experience speaking and presenting to clients and leadership at all levels of an organization. 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred. 


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