Job Title:

Executive Creative Director




Toronto, ON

The Executive Creative Director role requires unparalleled creative skills across many disciplines, the ability to organize and motivate teams to “move mountains” and deliver outstanding strategic work in healthcare.  As the Executive Creative Director you see the big picture from our healthcare client’s eyes, understand the bottom line implications, and translate both into operational terms for your team while inspiring them with your creative insights and conceptual abilities.  In addition, you bring deep pharma, healthcare, life sciences or biotech experience in the US marketplace to the table to ensure all of our work aligns with our client strategies and regional regulations.  On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for leading the development of ideas that form the framework that campaigns are built on and leading the creative resources required to execute the ideas.

Working with various discipline leads across the organization, you will lead the creative process, as well as develop and deliver key presentations to clients.  You feel just as comfortable in a biotech’s brand planning session as you do chatting about experiential design. You will thrive in the role of key challenger of assumptions about strategy and tactics because you’ve been there and done that for healthcare clients in the past. Providing artistic visions to accompany healthcare products, disease areas and indications should be second nature.  You will offer leadership to drive solutioning to meet the clients’ business objectives all the while balancing priority of communication strategic objectives, and maintaining sensitivity to budgetary considerations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Overarching brand stewardship: driving quality, unity and consistency of creative tone, voice and design of all brand communications and projects.  Most importantly you do this while understanding and communicating why our strategies are right for our clients given the disease area they are targeting
  • Creative direction during all phases, including discovery, pre-sales, definition and delivery
  • Ensuring quality of all creative outputs meet expectations and delight clients given their unique markets and strategies
  • Setting expectations and standards for creative team attitude, behaviour, teamwork and professional development
  • Maintaining lasting client relationships by infusing deep healthcare understanding into our creative output - this will include regular travel to client locations
  • Defining and managing workflow for UX, art direction, copywriting, design and creative production of projects
  • Contributing to strategic and creative development of brand marketing for new business development
  • Growing your team as a leader of leaders – investing in, mentoring and guiding Creative Directors

Skills and Educational and Work Experience:

  • Minimum 20 years relevant job experience with a minimum of 15 years of experience at the Executive Creative Director or Group Director level within a large agency focusing on supporting healthcare and pharma clients is a must
  • Specific experience supporting clients and executing campaigns in the US marketplace is needed
  • A blow-me-away portfolio of work you led or were directly involved in across a wide range of disease areas with both digital and AOR work shown
  • A deep understanding of experience design and how it is most effective when targeting healthcare providers and patients
  • A track record of building and managing cohesive teams serving global healthcare brand clients
  • A history of building credibility and strong relationships with demanding healthcare clients
  • A practical approach and scientific understanding to ground your creative side
  • A sense of humour and resiliency cast in the fires of what working in our business is like

About the Position:

  • Job type: Full-time
  • Salary range: $250,000 - $400,000
  • Benefits: Extended health and dental benefits; 20 days paid vacation
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Language: English
  • Company: Klick Inc.; 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower, Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M4W 3R8


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:

Contact: Michelle Le Marquand;

Posted 2018-11-09

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