Munchkin is a fast-growing, industry-leading infant and toddler consumer products-company with 7 global offices generating over $300 million in annual sales. We are passionate, creative, believe in only making the best products, and we’re looking for team members who think big, move fast, work smart, and have a desire to do things better. We pride ourselves in hiring great people with the talent it takes to keep up with our growth. We invite you to explore the “About” page on our Website and help us rid the world of all things mundane!
Art Directors at Munchkin have arguably the most creative position in the company. The global Brand Design team (headquarters located in Van Nuys) is comprised of 360 designers, copy writers, a structure and production team, traffic managers, a photo/video producer, and some phenomenal interns. We are a close-knit department that work at warp speed. We do not use outside creative agencies as we are the real deal and have the awards to back it up! Beyond captivating creative skills, the 2 most essential ingredients for success here are a sense of humor and insatiable curiosity. You must have experience managing designers in an in-house CPG environment. Agency experience in CPG is helpful but not aligned to the needs of this role. This position reports directly to the global VP of Brand Design/Creative Director.
•Manage and lead 2-3 members of the Brand Design team by demonstrating enthusiasm for the creative landscape and new technologies. Contribute strong, inspirational, and relevant creative thinking. Ensure the Creative Team delivers on business objectives
•Responsible for helping to shape the global creative vision as the most-loved, modern, baby lifestyle brand
•Assist leading the creation of Munchkin branding to ensure delivery of market-moving, break through creative across all customer facing touch points, including CSR efforts, packaging, marketing collateral, digital, social media, trade shows, sales materials, among others
•Ensure that the brand and visual identity (for Munchkin and all sub brands) is consistently applied to all collateral and marketing materials across the company. Drive creative consistency into global markets. Ensure consistent application of the brand, internally and externally with third parties (agencies, retailers, etc).
•Conceptualize and lead the effort to design and deliver brand style guides and creative assets for packaging and digital platforms
•Assist in providing the vision for photography for use in packaging, advertising, social media, and Ecommerce. Direct and ensure photography and video imagery is consistent with Munchkin Brand and Creative Vision
•Ensure execution of a thoughtful creative strategy and positive user interface across multiple digital platforms
•Lead daily team critiques of designer’s work to develop team skill sets and designer’s confidence while delivering the highest level of creative possible from filtering and applying the feedback
•Minimum 8 plus years in CPG industry experience combining creative strategy, content, and messaging with creative deliverables.
•Experience working with high-visibility brands with many invested stakeholders: Marketing, Sales, Product Development, Social Media, and E Commerce, and Board of Directors.
•Proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire both internal and external creative teams
•Understanding of all dimensions of communication: business strategy and experience design, with the ability to translate this into effective innovative and integrated marketing programs.
•Proven ability to execute visionary design strategies.
•Expert knowledge in Macintosh platform, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign.
•Expert knowledge in the graphic production and printing process.
•Expert speaking and writing skills in English
We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin such a standout place. We also provide growth potential, competitive compensation and bonuses, excellent supplemental insurance options, and a generous RRSP company match to consistently improve the quality of life for all our employees.
To learn about Munchkin, please visit us at www.munchkin.com. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply at: https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/munchkin/searchJobPostings.do
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.