Brand Creative Director

| Cambridge

Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers. 

CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.

Brand Creative Director

CarGurus seeks an experienced creative director with a proven track record of bringing consumer brands to life. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, you will build and mentor a small in-house team partnering across the business to help achieve our creative goals. In this capacity, you will complement our marketing team and key agency partners, leading in-house creative efforts serving the needs of our customer acquisition, retention marketing, brand, PR, social media, content marketing, HR and corporate marketing teams.

What You'll Do:

  • Serve as the creative leader for CarGurus, refining our brand and bringing it to life through a broad range of touchpoints to build awareness, engagement and preference for CarGurus.
  • Build and mentor a high-performing in-house creative team to meet the needs of the CarGurus organization.
  • Provide leadership for the ongoing interpretation and evolution of our brand standards in support of new applications across the business
  • Concept and direct multimedia work including email templates, banner ads, digital videos, offline collateral, content marketing design assets and social media posts
  • Partner with marketing to extend agency-led national TV campaigns for other media
  • Partner with UX design to evolve overall site branding and where visual design/messaging support is required to build/evolve specific elements of our site experience
  • Develop, implement and evolve processes to ensure that creative deliverables are prioritized appropriately and delivered on time, on strategy and on budget

Who You Are:

  • 15+ years in a creative role, with at least 5 years of experience managing design and copy professionals. Visual design roots and some video production experience preferred
  • Highly collaborative and able to partner with and support the needs of a range of internal stakeholders
  • Experience mentoring a high-performance team
  • Love of design; you stay current and ahead of latest design trends and digital advancements
  • Experience with and appreciation for rigorously testing & optimizing creative to deliver performance
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Deadline-driven, results-oriented and able to prioritize competing demands for multiple internal stakeholders
  • Low-ego and an ability to inspire great work from your team, whether designing a marketing campaign or a PowerPoint template
  • Experience developing global campaigns and efficiently/effectively localizing creatives
  • Previous client-side experience strongly preferred

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • RLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
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    • jQueryLibraries
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    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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