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Director, Creative

Chicago

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Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

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This isn’t your average job, and Uptake’s not your average company. Together as a team of PhDs, engineers, MDs, lawyers, technologists, data scientists, designers and operators, we’ve pooled our experience leading technology startups, big data software giants and Fortune 500 companies. We build and deliver. We also dare to dream. Together, we tackle the hardest problems at the core of industry and infrastructure. 

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Director, Creative

Permanent | Chicago | IL | United States

Uptake is a looking for a Director, Creative that can define and oversee the creative strategy, development, and execution of our creative/visual content, including brand development and strategy, sales enablement, video production, digital/visual marketing programs, and website for Uptake. Must be experienced in Challenger brand development and story-telling, and able to take our creative work to new heights – strategically envisioning, collaborating and leading the entire creative process with our in-house teams, Uptake leadership, and external agency partners.

 

Must be able to inspire, coach and lead our talented Design, Video and Interactive teams, while bringing positive energy, a record of multiplatform design excellence and a collaboration mindset that will capitalize on the talents of our entire team. The successful candidate will work closely across teams to deliver creative content and direction that exceeds the expectations.

 

Responsibilities:

·      Provide creative leadership for Uptake. Articulate clear direction and productive feedback to create strategic, cutting-edge, targeted materials that drive results.

·      Champion brand positioning at every point of contact, upholding integrity of creative standards.

·      Infuse modern forms of visual and data-driven storytelling into Uptake content, e.g. unforgettable infographics, data visualizations, unique typography, virtual reality and more.

·      Enable development of fresh, compelling creative concepts that add to Uptake’s brand and customer experience, while positioning Uptake as a thought-leader across multiple industries.

·      Improve consistency and creativity across all of our platforms and channels - video, social, presentation, sales enablement, etc.

·      Research, recommend and implement processes, tools and techniques that support a vibrant creative culture and environment, while refining workflow to better meet high volume, high quality program demands.

·      Serve as a sought-after partner with departments across the business, including Sales, Product, Corporate Development, UX, etc.

·      Contributes strategic ideas and innovative thinking to enable business objectives.

·      Reviews all marketing material to ensure accuracy, compliance with company policies and appropriate tone, style, and overall alignment with project request and business needs.

 

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree required in related field

·      10-12 years of experience managing a creative organization within a marketing communications or agency environment

·      Strong strategic planning, analytical skills and project management skills

·      Experience with a wide array of media including print, broadcast, online, outdoor and events/displays

·      Understanding of all aspects of print and interactive design, as well as copywriting

·      Strong, flexible strategic thinker with vision

·      Excellent communication and presentation skills

·      Proficient sills in managing cross functional teams

About Uptake

Talent

To address social or societal problems, we apply our genius in data science and engineering for the good of all.

Technology

Using predictive analytics and machine learning engineered for our clients, we make tools for trackable social change.

Change

We solve problems with real, effective data solutions that lead to more vibrant local, national and global communities.

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

This isn’t your average job, and Uptake’s not your average company. Together as a team of PhDs, engineers, MDs, lawyers, technologists, data scientists, designers and operators, we’ve pooled our experience leading technology startups, big data software giants and Fortune 500 companies. We build and deliver. We also dare to dream. Together, we tackle the hardest problems at the core of industry and infrastructure.

Working with Uptake is different than working with a traditional software company. Uptake leverages its strategic partners’ expertise to develop products that solve industry pain points and enable new data-driven business models and revenue sources. This industry-partnership approach to building software ensures that applications are relevant and provide quantifiable value to end customers.

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