Senior Art Director, Integrated

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47369 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees, and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Senior Art Director, Integrated

 

Functional Overview:
Whirlpool Corporation is seeking a Senior Art Director for a first-of-its-kind new division: Project X. Tasked with innovating the consumer experience and building the future of marketing at Whirlpool, Project X is the next generation of advertising, storytelling, and experience. With deep support from executive leadership, armed with the latest digital marketing tools and award-winning creative and talent, our goal is nothing short of super-charging Whirlpool Corporation through investing in creativity and improving consumers’ lives inside millions of homes.
 

Leading the work for iconic brands like KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Jennair, Maytag, Amana, and more, this highly visible, business-critical division will be heavily invested in increasing the total output of campaigns, content, design, experiences, and digital innovations across all consumer touchpoints (film, social, digital, experiential, etc). 

 

If you’re a dream builder and a problem slayer with creativity in your soul, we’re looking for the right talent to help us continue our streak of globally awarded work. 

 

At the edge of the Chicago Riverwalk, Project X’s North American headquarters is located in the historic Reid Murdoch Building

 

In this role, you will support the Creative team in the development of highly conceptual and engaging campaigns and experiences that drive results and build Whirlpool's brands. Your end goal will be to help solve marketing and consumer challenges that lead to business growth, powerful brands, and desired customer experiences.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with creative teams and with key brand partners to support the development of powerhouse creative that meets brand strategy and drives action.
  • Reflect and express brand strategies through compelling visuals and ideas across multiple channels.
  • Be a maestro of visual storytelling to help drive the brand tone and look forward and realize the creative vision in multiplatform, multichannel campaigns.
  • Participate in the production of creative assets across the Consumer Decision Journey.
  • Develop impactful, creative ideas and execution that deliver and adhere to the brand standards, ensuring cohesion and consistency.
  • Understand technologies and creative approaches to develop assets that are most effective in each channel.
  • Collaborate with key internal partners to establish goals, elevate the look and feel of customer experiences across multiple channels. 
  • Articulate creative intent to others and proactively coordinate with partners and stakeholders to bring ideas to life.
  • Participate in ongoing training regarding technology upgrades and new systems applicable to the position.
  • Continually initiate ideas to enhance the brand experience and improve customer experiences with the brand. 
  • Participate in a collaborative working environment across creative disciplines and across the agency.
  • Be a good human being that brings passion for the work and compassion for teammates. 

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 5+ years of digital experience with at least 2 years in a social-specific role
  • Experience in an agency setting
  • Consumer-based social media programs
  • Led creative teams through all phases of production, edits, and final execution
  • Experience with software, including Adobe Creative Suite and more

 

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Demonstrate innovative problem solving, impactful visual storytelling, and strong creative across multiple channels and platforms
  • Ability to influence audiences and stakeholders with compelling presentations that seamlessly link creative concepts to data and insights and clearly explain how the work meets the objectives outlined in the brief
  • Portfolio of great creative work 
  • Contributes ideas and builds on ideas of others, welcomes input from others to improve outcomes, and considers and expresses alternate points-of-view with respect
  • Ability to respond to, consider, and incorporate feedback and requests with a constructive, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrates bias for action approach—quickly and decisively taking action when an opportunity arises without waiting to be asked
  • Driven to raise the bar, challenge the status quo, and experiment with approaches outside of their comfort zone to deliver results and create impact 

 

This position requires full COVID 19 vaccination

 

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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.


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