Creative Director

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 28 September 2020
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco (NYSE:SYY) is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 57,000 associates, the company operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2020 that ended June 27, 2020, the company generated sales of more than $52 billion.

Sysco LABS supports Sysco’s digital transformation with engineering teams in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Austin and Houston, Texas, in the USA. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS’ mission is to support the innovation of Sysco’s business across the entire foodservice journey.

We are currently on the lookout for a Creative Director to join our team.

The Role:

  • Conceive and implement concepts, guidelines, and strategies in various creative projects and oversee them to completion
  • Create and implement a “best-in-class” content marketing strategy
  • Review existing content strategies and support the development of an updated content strategy that will position us as an employer of choice including content calendar, distribution channels and reporting metrics
  • Make campaigns top of mind, ensuring our content is seen by our target audience and acts as an advisor to make recommendations on digital and social marketing strategies
  • Strong writing skills to generate thought-leading content based on industry trends and topics
  • Lead brainstorming/creative sessions to generate ideas
  • Revise content and presentations, approve/reject ideas, provide feedback to the team
  • Monitor results of team efforts and propose actions for the future
  • Perform work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that requires meeting time-sensitive deadlines

 

The Profile:

  • 5+ years of experience in marketing, graphic design, brand development and the creative process; exposure to the IT industry will be a distinct advantage
  • Be a great writer with good Visual Design OR…
  • A great visual designer with good writing skills.
  • MUST HAVE portfolio or samples to show, including video, graphics, and writing.
  • MUST HAVE advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, AND Premiere Pro.
  • Proven experience as a creative director or in a similar creative role
  • Outstanding leadership and organization skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • BSc/BA in advertising, fine art, design or relevant field; MSc/MA will be considered an asset
  • A proven ability in developing and driving digital marketing strategies
  • Prior experience at a recognized local or international advertising agency will be advantageous
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
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Why Join?

Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.