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Creative Manager

Company: Ovative Group
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

About Ovative Group

Ovative Group is one of the only firms in the country uniting strategy, media, and measurement under one roof to drive enterprise results. Our teams work together to drive business impact for clients such as General Mills, United Healthcare, Lane Bryant, Facebook, and more. Recognized four consecutive years on Star Tribune's list of Top 150 Workplaces and the past two years on Inc.5000's list of the fastest growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities.

Digital Marketing is a critical part of every consumer journey, but many companies only measure its impact on their digital outcomes. Our approach to marketplaces media optimization at Ovative Group can't be found anywhere else. We measure and optimize Amazon and marketplaces advertising programs at the enterprise level, with a special focus on measurement. Our clients are household names that span multiple industries, including retail, healthcare, education, CPG, and hospitality.

About the Role

The Ovative Group is looking for an animator/designer/art director who is ready to take their career to the next level as a Creative Manager of our growing Creative Lab team in support of our Digital Paid and Owned Media. The successful candidate should be well versed in digital media trends and best practices and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, creative team leadership experience, excellent design and animation skills, and the ability to maximize the talents of their team. The Creative Manager works closely with producers, animators and designers as a hands-on creative lead, deliver engaging content that meets the expectations of our customers. The Creative Manager guides Creative Lab projects and drives the quality of work produced by the creative team. In this role, the Creative Manager operates as a hybrid team lead/producer, providing project leadership and executing creative solutions.


  • Work with the creative team to lead, produce and innovate for paid and owned media, promotional campaigns, and marketing communications
  • Develop and execute exceptional and well-crafted design of all digital assets
  • Lead brainstorming meetings and creative sessions
  • Support brand standards and create procedures to ensure all products are brand appropriate.
  • Supervise the creative efforts of the team, and monitor deadlines and budgets with the support of producers
  • Lead, direct the creative team in the production of digital marketing
  • Lead/Support client pitches and proposals
  • Meet with clients to present campaign creative, strategies and solutions
  • Help cultivate a creative and collaborative culture of the Creative Lab
  • Support career development for designers, animators, copywriters and content developers
  • Partner with producers to translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Inspire creativity and work well with different personality types - all while juggling various projects
  • Understand behavior, trends, data, culture to uncover new insights and deliver best practices


  • Bachelor's degree in art, graphic design, or other relevant fields
  • 4 to 6 years' digital experience, particularly with, but not limited to paid social, display, UX, email and motion graphics
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • A solid understanding of design, copy, social media, UX and web practices
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with animation and motion graphics including Adobe After Effects
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker
  • Experience supporting the fundamentals of great advertising
  • Experience building campaigns as well as demonstrating success with repeatable creative models
  • Experience influencing partners and clients
  • Digital portfolio of proven work with static and dynamic content

Benefits of working at Ovative Group

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work


Culture matters and we've been recognized as a Top Workplace three-years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We're open in communication and floor plan. We're flat - our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and insurance:

We strive to hire and retain the best talent. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix. We're rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy:

  • Flexible paid vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Free parking and on-site fitness center with locker rooms
  • Sabbatical program
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program
  • Shenanigan's day

Working at Ovative won't be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it'll be the most rewarding job you'll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

Keywords: Ovative Group, Minneapolis , Creative Manager, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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