Creative Director - Video in Orlando Operations Center - JYPOC at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Relocation Available

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes a high level of specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g., Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support department and/or function objectives. Generally, works with considerable independence, developing operating plans and related operational processes for own department and monitoring the flow of work between own department and others in alignment with broader business objectives, selecting and developing effective managers and work teams, and managing own organization through reliable systems and processes.

Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The Creative Director, Content Development leads a content studio that is responsible for creating groundbreaking consumer content. This role directs multi-platform story driven creative strategies that drive response and build brand loyalty. The Creative Director, Content Development is an expert storyteller turning a content strategy into impactful and emotional visually charged content.

CLS Generic Expected Contributions

  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes for own department in alignment with function strategy.
  • Manages larger business processes and/or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring, and reporting on the process, progress, and results. Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.
  • Responds to, solves, and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/or moderate risk.  Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization. 
  • Works to enhance the organization’s capabilities through effective staffing and development of others by:
    • anticipating staffing requirements by comparing business needs with strengths and weaknesses of existing staff.
    • using appropriate MVW interviewing tools to hire the best managers available from inside or outside.
    • setting and maintaining high standards for team and individual performance.
    • providing timely coaching and feedback.
    • making and rewarding distinctions in performance.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.
    • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
    • taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward.
    • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.
    • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization.
    • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

  • Provides creative leadership and vision for visual content based on an overall strategy
  • Directs and produces multi-media content for digital and social applications
  • Aligns cross functional business requirements with creative solutions
  • Provides holistic solutions that leverage raw assets across channels
  • Presents multiple concepts to business partners and gathers cross functional feedback
  • Creates both long and short format video deliverables
  • Contributes to new media and technology strategies and proposes innovative solutions
  • Develop individual brand visual identities, along with an umbrella club visual approach for video content
  • Leads ideation sessions with leadership, partners and creative team
  • Manages team deliverables and sets expectations
  • Understands requirements of multiple platforms and delivery technologies
  • Creates content for environmental media instances
  • Manages external resources for concepting and production
  • Provides regular updates to leadership teams
  • Leads content driven activations and direct response content
  • Documents status and project details in project management system
  • Optimize the team processes for increased efficiencies
  • Proactively identifies project risks in advance and resolves or elevates to leadership as appropriate
  • Orchestrates across the teams to ensure successful completion on time and within budget
  • Proactively communicates with the traffic managers, the team and individuals to keep projects on track
  • Reprioritizes work and updates schedules as the business requires
  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes
  • Works across regions and time zones
  • Understands and applies Exchange and Third-Party Management business operations
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader company impact and/or moderate risk. 
  • Manages agency and third-party creative deliverables
  • Recruits top talent, trains them to have global company perspective and holds them accountable to service level standards.
  • Demonstrates thoughtful solutions in consideration of broader company goals
  • Oversees large cross functional, cross business objectives, setting priorities and measurable outcomes, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results. 
  • Manages staff of content developers
  • Provides guidance to Producer
  • Follows department project management processes
  • Serve as leadership point of contact for functional leaders
  • Demonstrates solid business judgment
  • Build and maintain strong and productive relationships with brand and business leaders
  • Deliver accurate, successful and on brand content on schedule
  • Anticipate the need for change and be able to manage through it
  • Fosters positive and productive team environment
  • Has vision for the team and is able to articulate and inspire others
  • 40% Travel

CLS Generic Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally, a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/or business operations as well as associate management experience. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

Specific Candidate Profile (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)

  • Minimum 10 years of leadership/management experience at an advertising agency or similar organization
  • Minimum 10 years experience creating high concept visual content for an experiential consumer brand
  • International experience a plus
  • Ability to concept new ideas and find creative approaches to storytelling
  • Content production experience required
  • Advertising agency experience preferred
  • Highly proficient in content creation and design software and principles
  • Extensive understanding of the creative and production processes across channels
  • Experience in deploying content on multiple platforms/channels 
  • Relevant 4-year degree form an accredited college or university
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and collaborate toward a common goal
  • Known as a great partner and problem solver
  • Can manage high volume of work with strong organizational skills
  • Strong follow up and skills with proven track record to deliver on expectations
  • Detail-oriented
  • Process-oriented; able to define and refine processes
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Knows how to motivate and nurture a team
  • Passion for training and developing people
  • Ability to lead a team—hiring good people, coaching, developing, providing feedback, measuring performance

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture