Victory Healthcare Communications

Art Director/Project Manager

Art Director/Project Manager - Full-Time
Are organizing and problem-solving not just your work skills, but your way of life? Victory Healthcare Communications, an award-winning pharmaceutical advertising agency with over 30 years in the industry, is looking for an Art Director/Project Manager to help us respond to client challenges with innovative solutions and consistent success.

As an Art Director/Project Manager you’ll manage projects from proposal to delivery, organizing files and processes in a hands-on role. You’ll work directly with clients, presenting a campaign, acting as a consultant, interpreting their needs, and managing their concerns. As a creative technician, you’ll learn our processes and collaborate to complete projects on time. You will work with an experienced staff to create dazzling designs and produce quality products—and maybe even add to the growing stable of patented inventions created in house as well. As your role evolves in the company, you’ll learn—and improve upon—the processes that have helped make Victory a leading innovator for some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Art Director/Project Manager will work with a team of other creative professionals remotely while the quarantine is still in effect and will transition to the Basking Ridge, NJ office when the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Art Director/Project Manager:

Art Direction:
  • Collaborate with editorial staff/design department/leadership to develop copy/creative concepts
  • Demonstrate ability to think creatively and provide solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics
  • Create infographic/artwork sketches for designers to execute
  • Provide detailed direction to designers
  • Evaluate designs and layouts for consistency, comprehension, and effective execution
  • Present final layouts to clients for approval
  • Review/approve artwork for distribution to project owner, regulatory submissions, disk release to printer, and approval for print production
  • Prepare story boards, scripts, and implementation guides
  • Perform miscellaneous admin and general tasks, as directed by the Executive Creative Director
  • 3+ years in experience in working with the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Must be proficient in the Apple/Macintosh computer environment
Project Management:
  • Ensure comprehension of each project’s market
  • Confer with client to determine project scope/schedule (i.e. objectives, budget, background information, design direction
  • Translate project scope and schedule to client statement of work
  • Collaborate with account executives as needed
  • Evaluate project status as needed to ensure project budget and schedule are on track
  • Facilitate and attend meetings and client calls
  • Advise client at each stage of project development
  • Distribute layouts for client review
  • Demonstrate understanding/active listening of client needs
  • Assist in developing decks for capabilities presentations and client follow-up presentations
  • Develop policies and procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives
  • Identify project roles and responsibilities of each team member
  • Identify project services to be provided by external companies
  • Coordinate with client’s internal agency when necessary to execute tactics
  • Motivate team members
  • Assign project tasks
  • Assist in the hiring of external staff on a per-project basis
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
Art Direction:
  • Attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of brand guidelines for each project
  • In-depth knowledge of typography, perspective and space relationships, page composition and grid structures
  • In-depth knowledge of print production process, production techniques, and correct disk release procedures
  • Excellent computer proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign (Dreamweaver is a plus)
  • Excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent computer proficiency in Apple software (Numbers, Keynote and Pages)
  • Cinema 4D, Veeva Vault and HTML experience a plus
  • Command respect of freelancers and designers and be able to effectively oversee their work
  • Bachelor (4 year) degree in visual arts/communication design
  • 3 years Experience in Ophthalmology required
Project Management:
  • Effectively handle and manage multiple assignments at one time
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Commitment, determination, confidence, and sense of ownership
  • Ability to work individually, as well as collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Creative problem-solving skills, analytical, and tactical to balance the details and the big picture
  • Writing, technical, and design skills with strong understanding of all of the roles in the process, particularly those most related to the skills of the core team
  • Ability to facilitate by leading meetings, negotiating conflicts, building teams and group dynamics, and enabling creative thought processes
  • Manage challenging situations both internally and with clients
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to maintain regular hours with punctual attendance
  • Ability to work overtime for high priority projects as needed
  • Excellent reading, writing comprehension and communication skills
  • Ability to listen and speak clearly in-person and on the phone
  • Dress professionally, particularly for client meetings
  • Keep a neat and organized workspace
Key Info:
  • Links to a digital portfolio or website are preferred
  • Applicants that make it to the final round will be required to complete a skills assessment in design and typing words per minute
  • Portfolios and/or samples must be in PDF format - applicants will be rejected if any other format is submitted - no raw files unless requested

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