• Reference203638_1591177106
  • LocationSingapore
  • SalaryNegotiable
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantMaricris Fermin

Creative Director

  • 6-12 months project role aimed to transform and reinvent one of Asia's most recognised brands
  • Competitive compensation package

Our Client

  • A Fortune Global 500 company

The Opportunity

Our client is revamping their Learning & Development program at a regional level, impacting more than 12 countries. They're making fundamental shifts from training their employees to empowering them; from death-by-PowerPoint trainings to experiential, activity-based ones; and from simply focusing on knowledge and skills to intentionally shaping desired behaviours.

We're looking for someone to lead a group of smart, talented creatives, designers and changemakers who want to do great work with awesome people. In exchange for the uncertainty, our client pledges to make for a meaningful experience and offer an attractive package.

This job is as much about doing as it is about leading. We need someone who's unafraid to roll up their sleeves and do some nitty gritty work.

This job is also as much about discovering, understanding, and synthesizing as it is about planning for, shooting, and then producing videos and other learning materials that all share a common visual language and tone of voice. We need someone who's unafraid to quickly learn the needs, desires, and contexts of agency force so that they can use their content creation and video-making super powers to empower those learners. If you're okay with all that, then here's a sense of what our client would ask of you -

+ Build and launch learning products. Our client is building an entirely new curriculum for their learners, with learning solutions that comprise digital, instructor-led, and work-based experiences. These solutions must be holistic, immersive, and designed to drive desired behaviors, outcomes, and ROI. Further, they must be beautifully designed, build mental models, and tell a clear story.

+ Help plan a content production roadmap. Our client is building an entirely new curriculum for their learners, with an emphasis on digital content. Thus, the need for clear, compelling, and coherent videos, materials, and collaterals is massive. It can't be all done at once, so we should be honest with ourselves about what's doable, make a plan, and then prioritize accordingly.

+ Build and rally the team. Our client is passionate about hiring top calibre talents and cultivating a purpose-led, performance-based culture. It also means taking care of their people, especially since the team will be working hard.

+ Work with and manage vendors. While the team you will be joining will design and develop content in-house, it must also seek to leverage crowdsourcing platforms, remote teams, and local vendors to achieve additional capacity and capability. This would allow you to identify others to help deliver according to the roadmap.

+ Do the odd job here and there. This will be a scrappy team, and even the big bosses will have to roll up their sleeves from time to time. Examples might include scheduling meetings, planning conferences, onboarding vendors, tracking down invoices, getting IT permissions, etc. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have teammates with deep technical expertise and decades of industry experience, and best of all a mandate from our client's CEO to create something new!

Your Background

Our client is considering candidates from all backgrounds with a mix of these talents:

+ Storyteller. You can tell a story - through videos, narrative, infographics, etc. People pay attention to you because your story-based media help them make sense of a messy world.

+ Producer. You're a creative. You have good taste, and you find joy in putting together pitch-perfect videos and other materials that serve their intended purpose - with a bit of magic dust.

+ Synthesizer. You can tame complexity. You have a love-hate relationship with ambiguity. You can turn disparate data into themes, patterns, and insights.

+ Collaborator. You can work with a range of stakeholders. You can build on the ideas of others and always adopt a can-do attitude. Your involvement is actively sought after.

+ Futurist. You know your way around technology. You can readily conceptualize applications for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented/virtual reality to reinvent learning.

+ Conductor. You can get an orchestra to play, even if it doesn't want to. You can marshal the essential functions of bureaucracy - and its cast of characters - to deliver results.

Look, we're realistic. Unicorns are hard to come by. Please apply even if you've not achieved mastery across the board … so long as you're intrigued by the prospect of reimagining corporate learning and can convince us of your creative abilities.

There's no minimum length of experience required, as we'll assess your candidacy more on what you've done and have the potential to do, and less on your years of experience.

Finally, you must be a bit quirky and have a sense of humour!

Interested candidates can send their resume to Maricris.Fermin@peoplebank.asia or apply online.