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Director, Creative Technology - Freelance

Digitas

Digitas

IT
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Company Description

Hi there! We’re Razorfish. We’ve been leading the marketing industry with our digital expertise since the start of the internet. But in 2020, we did a full reboot. What’s different? It all starts with people. Weird, wonderful, complex people - with diverse backgrounds in strategy, creative and technology. But no matter how different we are, we all have one thing in common. We believe our differences are our strength. So we push for inclusion, challenge convention and bring in new perspectives, to inspire new ideas. Because when we connect by understanding what makes people different, we can create unforgettable experiences that enrich lives. Join us at razorfish.com.

Job Description

The Director of Creative Technology is a key leadership role responsible for setting the vision and direction of the creative technology discipline within the organization. As a strategic and creative leader, you will oversee the development of groundbreaking digital solutions that redefine the intersection of technology and creativity. This role demands an innovative thinker with a strong track record in leading high-performing teams and delivering exceptional digital experiences.

This is a freelance role reporting to the Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director.

Responsibilities

  • Set the strategic direction for the creative technology discipline, aligning with organizational goals and industry evolution.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a diverse team of creative technologists, promoting a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Spearhead the development of innovative digital solutions, leveraging emerging technologies to create impactful user experiences.
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with clients, technology vendors, and creative communities, enhancing the organization's capabilities and reputation.
  • Drive the ideation and conceptualization of digital projects, ensuring they are strategically aligned and creatively ambitious.
  • Oversee the delivery of projects, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality, innovation, and impact.
  • Engage in business development activities, identifying opportunities for growth and expansion within the creative technology space.
  • Champion the integration of new technologies and methodologies, maintaining the organization's leadership position in the digital landscape.
  • Provide thought leadership in the industry, sharing insights and trends that shape the future of creative technology.
  • Ensure the team has access to the latest tools and training, fostering an environment of continuous learning and development.
  • Lead the financial and operational management of the creative technology discipline, ensuring its growth and sustainability.
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration, bridging the gap between technology, creative, and production teams.
  • Represent the organization at industry events, conferences, and forums, elevating its profile in the creative technology domain.
  • Develop and implement policies and practices that support the health and wellbeing of the team, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine the strategic approach to creative technology, ensuring it remains at the forefront of innovation.

Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant field with 10+ years of experience in creative technology or related disciplines, including significant leadership experience.
  • Proven track record of leading teams in the development and delivery of innovative digital projects.
  • Deep expertise in emerging technologies, digital trends, and creative innovation.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and business development skills, with a history of driving growth and innovation.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire teams, engage clients, and lead industry change.

SKILL COVERAGE

  • Core Skills: Leadership in digital strategy and innovation, mastery of creative technology and design thinking, strategic oversight of technology development and application, executive project and portfolio management, advanced expertise in interactive and immersive experiences, comprehensive understanding of digital marketing and consumer engagement, strategic financial and operational management.
  • Essential/Soft Skills: Executive communication and leadership presence, strategic vision and forward-thinking, advanced problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, mastery in negotiation and conflict resolution, high level of resilience and adaptability, leadership in fostering a culture of innovation and learning, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the executive level.
  • Leadership Skills: Transformational leadership and organizational development, strategic talent management and leadership development, executive stakeholder engagement and relationship management, leadership in change management and digital transformation, visionary leadership in setting organizational direction, mastery in performance management and optimization, executive leadership in culture and values promotion.
  • Agency Collaboration Skills: Executive management of agency-client partnerships, leadership in cross-functional and interdisciplinary collaborations, strategic leadership in agency growth and development, executive oversight of collaborative innovation and ideation, mastery in agency-wide technology strategy and implementation, leadership in defining agency market and competitive positioning, executive-level conflict resolution and negotiation within agency settings.
  • Other Skills: Advanced understanding of regulatory and compliance issues in digital projects, executive leadership in global expansion and market entry strategies, strategic risk management and mitigation in technology projects, leadership in digital ethics and social responsibility, advanced analytics and data-driven decision-making, mastery in leveraging technology for business innovation, executive-level management of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.

Additional Information

Razorfish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $100/hr - $130/hr. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. This role may be eligible to participate in our freelancer/temporary employee medical plan through a third-party benefits administration system once certain criteria have been met. This role may also qualify for participation in our 401(k) plan after eligibility criteria have been met. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 07/15/2024.