Sr. Art Director in Orange, California at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV002283

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments



Conceptualize and execute innovative, lead-generating marketing campaigns and collateral in close collaboration with Marketing Managers, Campaign Managers, and Product Managers supporting the inter-oral imaging products to include Nomad, I-Cat and Kavo. Participate in campaign strategy and kickoff sessions. Develop a wide range of marketing materials, including ad campaigns, direct mail, brochures, website graphics, e-blasts, landing pages, tablet apps, trade show graphics and others. Take ownership to ensure all marketing collateral meets branding guidelines and timelines, and provide direction to external resources when needed. Mentor other Creative Team members and work closely with the Digital Marketing team on execution of digital projects. Assist marketing team with other duties as assigned.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Concept development, design and production of lead-generating integrated marketing campaigns and other brand-related marketing collateral including new product launches and sales support tools.
  • Responsible for completion of every step from concept through production and archive maintenance. 
  • Prepare files for offset and digital printing.
  • Understands the various KaVo Kerr businesses, brands and marketing/sales objectives
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, web design, eblast design, web banners, marketing automation platforms and social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with digital marketing team, providing design input and assets for digital mediums for campaigns.
  • Ensure that marketing materials are accurate and distributed on a timely basis.
  • Mentor other designers to push creative thinking and provide guidance on project execution.
  • Assist in some copyediting/proofreading for marketing materials.
  • Establish good working relationships with internal and external teams.
  • Create and maintain relationships with creative vendors like writers and illustrators.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned. 

Most Important Competencies Required: 
  • Innovative – must be able to provide new and fresh solutions
  • Teamwork – must be willing and able to work closely with other departments, peers, etc.
  • Ability to influence others – must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to take action on key initiatives 
  • Results orientation – must deliver results
  • Communication – must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms
  • Detail Oriented – specific ability to demonstrate a keen eye for design aesthetics and assessing accuracy of all marketing communications

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience: 
  • Bachelors degree required; in Graphic Design preferred.
  • 10+ years creative/design experience in ad agency or corporate in-house environment required.
  • 3+ years experience leading creative art design teams required
  • 10+ experience in creative concepting, graphic design and production methods, including layout, concept development, color theory, typography, printing processes and various photo formats and applications required.
  • Familiarity with digital mediums and coding, including web, email, and banner design, HTML, CSS, and responsive design required.
  • 10+ years experience in design, illustration and production using graphic arts and other software applications in Mac environment, including the Adobe Creative Suite required.

Personal Trait Profile: 
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-sufficient
  • Logical and creative thinker
  • Team orientation (knows when to lead and when to follow)
  • Lives the “continuous improvement” philosophy and can drive change successfully
  • Non-political
  • Poised, strong personal impact
  • Confident
  • Ability to influence others – credible
  • Ability to articulate the DBS philosophy 
  • Facilitation skills

Kerr Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



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