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Creative Director Full Time dentsu Creative Advertising Ltd. Toronto, Ontario Mar 30, 2023 Apply Now

Employer: dentsu Creative Advertising Ltd.
Position: Creative Director
Terms of Employment: Full-time / Permanent
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Address: Hybrid work arrangement – Office location at 1 University Avenue, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5J 2P1, Toronto, Canada | Remote work permitted from home within the Greater Toronto Area
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week
Language: English
Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Healthcare insurance (health, dental and vision care), Wellness support, RSP pension plan, Parental top up, Employee Assistance Program
Salary: $160,000 annually
Contact: Please send resumes to [Mathew.Elliott@dentsu.com] and include “Creative Director (9629)” in the email subject line.


  • Being the driving force behind a culture of creativity and innovation that produces multi-award-winning, boundary-pushing work. You’ll inspire and direct teams in our Toronto office to deliver original and competitive creative solutions that exceed client expectations and achieve real results.
  • Planning and directing brand advertising campaign creation and implementation, conceptualization, and asset development across all platforms, harnessing the power of the latest technology and techniques to deliver creative work that’s not just impactful, but unforgettable.
  • Continuously inspiring and directing your creative teams to reach new heights and achieve their full potential. You’ll build a culture of creativity and innovation, where ideas are celebrated and nurtured, and everyone feels empowered to take creative risks.
  • Collaborating closely with the Chief Client Officer, you’ll help develop a creative vision for the dentsu Creative Toronto Office, and you’ll use your experience and expertise to guide and direct the agency’s creative work towards new heights of excellence.
  • Working closely with Account Leads, you’ll help drive successful advertising campaigns and business results for our clients, using your deep understanding of the power of creative to elevate the impact of our work and deliver results that exceed expectations.
  • Collaborating with Strategic Leads, you’ll use your strategic and creative thinking to develop effective solutions for clients, drawing on your knowledge of the latest trends and techniques to deliver innovative and impactful work.
  • You’ll establish and maintain communication processes with cross-disciplinary teams, fostering a culture of open communication and collaboration that ensures everyone is working together towards the same goal.
  • You’ll proactively bring forward new ideas, inspirational references, and creative design thinking that elevates the client and agency brand, using your passion for creative to drive the agency forward and keep our work fresh and exciting.
  • You’ll direct and steer the development of client presentations and other important communication, ensuring that they are clear, compelling, and persuasive, and that they deliver maximum impact.
  • You’ll embrace the creative opportunities in the social and activation space, using your knowledge of the latest trends and technologies to deliver cutting-edge work that captivates audiences and delivers real results.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you’ll contribute to the production process, always maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders and ensuring that every detail of our work is perfect.
  • Building strong collaborative partnerships with clients, you’ll act as their go-to creative expert, advocating for their best interests and always putting their needs first.
  • You’ll identify opportunities for organic business growth within the agency, using your creativity and strategic thinking to develop new business opportunities that drive the agency forward.
  • Staying up to date on industry, competitor, and cultural trends, you’ll incorporate these references into creative ideas that are relevant, timely, and impactful, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
  • You’ll provide insights into award-winning advertising projects in the industry and markets, using your experience and expertise to identify best practices and creative approaches that can be applied to our work.
  • Providing both informal ongoing performance feedback and conducting formal reviews for all Creative teams managed, you’ll ensure that everyone is performing at their best and reaching their full potential.
  • Identifying training opportunities for team members and facilitating their growth and development, you’ll promote a culture of continuous learning and development, always looking for new ways to help your teams grow and achieve their full potential.


  • University degree or college diploma in advertising or a related field is required.
  • 7-10 years of experience in creating dynamic advertising campaigns for multinational clients.
  • 2+ years of experience directing a creative team with an automotive client.
  • Proven track record of driving business results for clients, through successful campaigns in various media platforms (innovative types of media will be appreciated).
  • Proven track record of creating internationally recognized, award-winning ideas, that have left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.
  • Deep understanding of what it takes to create a successful Cannes-worthy campaign and understand the complexities of the award system.
  • Creative Award Show judging experience is a bonus.
  • You must have a passion for leadership, and proven abilities to manage and inspire a team of creative professionals to achieve their full potential.
  • Visionary leader who can take a primary role in building, mentoring, and managing integrated teams of art directors, copywriters, and other creative disciplines with a diverse set of skills, abilities, and experience.
  • Expertise in creating compelling, integrated campaigns to deliver maximum exposure and engagement for clients.
  • Ability to work closely with the Strategy and Accounts leads to foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration and provide guidance on campaign strategy and creative execution, using data and analytics input to inform your decisions and deliver successful creative.
  • Excellent client management skills are critical to this role.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop long-term partnerships and deliver measurable results that exceed expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, understand their needs and goals, and develop creative that is customized to their unique needs.
  • Play a strong leadership role in identifying opportunities to grow existing businesses organically and New Business development.
  • Participate in recruitment efforts for the department by reviewing portfolios and interviewing candidates as requested.