Creative Director

In Studio + Remote

job description

We are looking for an experienced, creative, and skilled Creative Director with a passion for digital marketing to join our dynamic team!

Candybox is driven to find the next big thing, and we’re seeking a new Creative Director to help us in that mission. Leading a team of thinkers and doers, the Creative Director will bring a mix of marketing expertise and business acumen to the role, promoting our Agency and those of our valued clients.

We’re looking for a Creative Director who is an experienced manager of people and someone who can inspire others while taking our creative output to a new level as we continue to grow. The ideal candidate will have a natural eye for design and be a prolific generator of dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences.

Candybox Marketing is an award-winning full-service digital marketing agency located just outside of Toronto. We have been recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies 3 years in a row and have been listed on the Great Places to Work list for 2021 and 2022. We are a team of innovative marketers looking to make the web sweet!

This is a full-time position for candidates located within drive time of our Studio in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Start Date: ASAP


  • Drive our Pathway To Growth Creative Process, managing the creative process from concept to completion
  • Lead and review the work of the creative teams for all web, bran, design and digital marketing collateral
  • Manage and cultivate the career development of team members, including designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers and web developers
  • Approve and deliver against internal creative briefs, translating marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic thinking to develop innovative and actionable initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams, including Branding, Web Production, Campaigns, Video, Photography, Social and Content
  • Spearhead and manage content strategy for both small and large projects, harnessing brand design, copy, art, and digital technology
  • Develop internal marketing campaigns that translate objectives across business units into clear and motivating creative strategies
  • Review and approve creative and copy developed by the team, ensuring that deliverables address marketing goals and challenges effectively
  • Work with clients in a variety of industries
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling digital experiences for sophisticated audiences
  • Oversee client pitches, presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables
  • Meet budget requirements by forecasting and managing expenses
  • Supervise a cross-functional team of graphic designers, copywriters, social-media experts, photographers/videographers, and project managers in the strategic development of messaging and deliverables
  • Prioritize work and resources across engagements, based on short- and long-term needs, and develop schedules by collaborating with designers, copywriters, and production artists
  • Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
  • Remain actively involved in hiring and training creative staff
  • Participate in the evaluation process of employee performance
  • Hold team members  responsible and accountable for their role expectations within the company and promptly confront and effectively deal with behavioural and/or performance issues
  • Maintain up to date project management + time tracking softwares  as per department process requirements

requirements for the role

  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • 10+ years of experience in a creative leadership role, creating marketing/advertising campaigns — from developing the vision and messaging platform to overseeing production on time and within budget
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in advertising, marketing, design or related field
  • Experience as a copywriter, graphic designer, or production artist
  • Experience in project management, with a focus on creative direction
  • Experience in creating integrated content across all marketing channels: digital, social media, paid media, mobile, offline, and print
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful creative campaigns across various media channels
  • Proficiency in leading and inspiring a team of diverse, talented creatives
  • Strong creative vision, with an eye on business objectives
  • Exceptional executive presence, business acumen and presentation skills.
  • Budgeting and/or financial focused mindset helpful.

what we are looking for in a successful candidate

  • Acts with Integrity
  • Self-Managed
  • Accountable
  • Problem Solver
  • Do what you say you will do
  • Consistently demonstrates positive behaviour
  • Takes Initiative
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Punctual
  • Visionary
  • Business Mindset
  • Builds Trust
  • Engages positively with others
  • Excellent Manager
  • Inspiring
  • Proactive
  • Effective Communicator (sensory, written and oral)
  • Capitalizes on Selling Opportunities
  • Results Oriented
  • Effective Delegator
  • Persevering
  • Excellent Listener
  • Influencer
  • Professional

what we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits (dental, eye care, physio, medical, massage, and more)
  • Quarterly bonus eligibility based on performance and company success
  • Group RRSP Participation
competitive salaries
It’s not all about the benjamins, but they sure don’t hurt.
work from home privileges
business on the top, sweatpants on the bottom.
RRSP contribution matches
we invest in our people.
health benefits
we're too sweet not to have dental coverage.
day off on your birthday
go party like its your birthday!
team & culture events
teamwork makes the dream work.

Please use this link to apply! Please submit a resume along with a cover letter addressed to Darrell Keezer (he writes the cheques). We would love to see anything else you would like to provide us.

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“Working with the fun & collaborative team at Candybox allows me to create without limitations every single day.”

Mahfuz - Brand Manager

“Despite being relatively new to the team, I feel like my voice is heard and my opinion matters; even in large-scale decisions.”

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“It’s an awesome feeling to be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do and are always willing to help you out!”

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