The Clorox Company Associate Creative Director, Design in Oakland, California

Position Title.

Associate Creative Director, Design

Make your mark.

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Leadership on assigned brands

  • Creative leader on all packaging projects, print collateral, experiential events, and other printed projects as assigned.

  • Manage the hands-on design and people on design projects. Receives creative briefs and reviews for clarity prior to kick-offs.

  • Translate the strategic intent of briefs into design direction for the team.

  • Provide direction and pushes the team to consistently produce high-quality design work that delivers against client briefs and business needs.

  • Lead design across all aspects of the consumer experience including at shelf-shopping experience, unboxing experience, owning & how to use experience, and reorder/loyalty experience.

  • Provide direction, inspiration, feedback, and creative expertise to FTE Sr. Designer(s) and design contractor pool.

  • Own talent staffing decisions for their team. Can also do "hands-on" design work to contribute the the team's workload on projects.

  • May do design work as a way to show the team design direction or may contribute designs to presentations on projects.

  • Hands-on design could include colors, fonts, layout designs, or full scale mock ups.

  • Client relationship management

  • Partner with internal clients and present up to the VP level.

  • Primary point of contact for managing discussions around client creative feedback.

  • Maintain relationships with the studio leaders as a point-person on assigned brands for print & packaging design creative.

  • Assigned to brands for the long term and provides consistency in the client-agency relatinoship and creative workr.

  • Process and organizational

  • Managee the productivity of the designers on their brands and projects. This inlcudes managing designer work against schedule and budget expectations.

  • Contribute ideas and recommendations for ongoing organizational improvements (i.e. process and tools).

  • Collaboratee with project managers and account managers to ensure smooth, effecient workflow.

  • External focus on the industry

  • Maintain a connection to external creative industry.

  • Stay up to date on current trends in commercial creativity.

  • Maintain a presence in the industry by participating in conferences and award shows.

  • Keep a constant eye on emerging talent to bring into the agency (vendors, artists, production companies, individual designers, etc.).

Minimum Requirements:

Years and Type of Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in design with emphasis on packaging design for a variety of products.

  • Both agency and in-house experience is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a people manager of other designers with a track record of developing talent.

  • Packaging experience includes developing and designing graphics and product forms. Experience designing for the shopping experience and labels at the 10'-5'-2' levels, full line redesigns, and club/palette presentations.

  • Experiential design experience includes events, meetings, conferences, trade-shows and PR events.

  • Print experience goes beyond packaging to include in-store displays, point of purchase, etc.

  • Understanding of print production process including designing for a variety of packaging formats and substrates.

  • Experience with multi-channel campaigns (print + digital + content + experiential)

  • Leading and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Deep experience and knowledge in developing brand standards and identity systems

  • Rebranding and brand systems for mature, high-awareness brands and new brands/launches.

  • Work in the consumer packaged goods categories required.

  • Designing for various retail environments including club stores, national retailers, and e-commerce.

  • Creative operations experience in a medium to large organization

  • International experience a plus

  • Non-commercial artisitc work is a plus. (We'd love to see examples of your other passions.)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong team builder / able to inspire others as contributors and leaders

  • Strong relationship manager

  • Able to provide direction, feedback, and coaching to designers

  • Graphic design in a variety of printed projects (2D and 3D)

  • A human-centered approach to design philosophy

  • An expert eye for color and typography

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CS (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

  • A passion for creativity and design

  • Tapped in to design trends, design movements and the design community

Education Level/Degree:

  • BFA or MFA in Design

More about the Electro Creative Workshop, Clorox's In-House Agency

Made with Electricity. It said so right there on the very first Clorox bottle. Before we were The CLorox Company, we were the Electro Alkaline Company. Electricity is the spark that has always powered and inspired us. It's in our DNA. With the sparks of electric energy that come from bold ideas and creative craftspeople, we are the Electro Creative Workshop, the Clorox Company's secret weapon in-house agency. We passionately craft the stories of Clorox's iconic brands through electrifying creativity and a crew of designers, artists, writers, developers, strategists, producers, project managers, account directors, photographers, videographers...truth be told each and every one of us is a maker and storyteller at hear. The tenants of 'Our Electrofesto' (featured below) will give you sense of our values, what we believe in and how we like to work.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled