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Group Creative Director, CPOS

Company: Uncubed
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Square Point of Sale & Customer Products (CPOS) is looking for an experienced, people-first Group Creative Director to lead our in-house creative team. You will manage our versatile creative team spanning Art Direction, Design, Copywriting, Studio Production, and Design Technology. You will work with partners across product marketing, data analytics, photo production, and global brand to define our vision, team, and go-to-market strategy. You will guide our creative team to turn complex problems into solutions, and help the team find meaningful ways to bring stories to life.This is a hands-on leadership role to set the Creative Direction for many of Square's iconic products: Point of Sale, Virtual Terminal, Customer Directory, Invoices, Marketing, Loyalty, House Accounts, and Gift Cards.You will lead our creative team to understand audiences and harness trends and tactics. You will define and refine the Creative work, collaborate to define positioning, and craft messaging that resonates with our audiences. You'll be asked to connect dots, bring structure to generative thinking, and develop strategies to exceed our goals and our Sellers' expectations.You will:

  • Support and grow our full-stack in-house creative team of specialists, from Art Directors and Writers to Visual Designers, Interaction Designers, Production Designers, Motion Designers, and Design Technologists.
  • Motivate the team to pursue compelling concepts, and maintain quality across products and deliverables
  • Oversee and, when needed, lean in to hone concepts, design style-frames, and craft visuals.
  • Create procedures and refine processes to ensure all production is consistent across channels.
  • Translate brand strategy into powerful and purposeful creative concepts.
  • Inspire the team and provide the vision for our next generation of outstanding art direction, photography direction, videography direction, design, typography, and branding application direction.
  • Use customer and industry data to inspire concepts, refine concepts, and validate creative programs.
  • Partner with stakeholders to determine which customers to reach and create the overarching strategy, channels, and tone to best reach them.
  • Work with producers, project managers, and program managers to develop project plans and ensure project progress and high-quality work are delivered.
  • Work with program managers and product marketing leads to develop quarterly creative roadmaps and contribute to annual planning.
  • Ensure quality and effectiveness of the team's work, which requires building a safe, inclusive culture that motivates teams to achieve creative excellence.
  • You will report to the Head of Design and Creative for CPOS.You have:
    • 10+ years of relevant experience, 5+ in a management role
    • Experience coaching a team of specialists with tailored goals
    • Understanding of industry trends and today's creative landscape-how users engage with content, and trends within the marketing
    • Familiarity with new and traditional brand channels / media
    • Advanced presentation, storytelling, and visual design skills
    • Experience translating data and insights into creative strategies in meaningful ways
    • A portfolio that showcases applicable work experiencel
    • Experience partnering with external agencies.We're working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. -We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. -Want to learn more about what we're doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page . -Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
      • Retirement Plans
      • Employee Stock Purchase Program
      • Wellness perks
      • Paid parental leave
      • Paid time off
      • Learning and Development resourcesBlock, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.About SquareWe believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex.So we're building easy tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it-because we believe in fair and square.We started with a little white card reader but haven't stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, our Cash app lets people send money instantly, and we're building easy tools for customers, too.We're empowering the electrician to send invoices, setting up the food truck with a delivery option, helping the clothing boutique pay its employees, and giving the coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location.We're here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business-and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.Palantir builds software that connects data, technologies, humans and environments.

Keywords: Uncubed, Los Angeles , Group Creative Director, CPOS, Advertising , Los Angeles, California

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