Creative Director (Req ID 2007695)

Irvine, CA

Allergan Aesthetics is looking for inspirational Creative Directors to lead one of the world’s leading aesthetics brands—Juvéderm. You’ll be joining the team at an exciting time as you'll not only lead on brand creative, but actually help build our internal agency from the ground up. This is one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities where you’ll be integral to the agency’s success right from the beginning. But to do this right, we need to hire the best and brightest of our industry—and that’s why we want you!

Reporting to the Executive Creative Director, you’ll be our champion for the brand’s visual and voice for in-house campaigns and with external agencies. You’ll work side-by-side with your marketing partners to develop creative strategies and lead creative direction from concept to execution. Be a confident collaborator with your fellow creative and production directors. Bring a digital-first perspective to storytelling across the channel ecosystem—video; paid and organic social; display; and more. Delight in data-driven creative but also be a passionate advocate for the “best” creative. Love inspiring and managing a multidisciplinary team. And above all, understand the consumer is at the heart of everything we do.

You Will

  • Lead a team of visual designers and copywriters to produce high-quality creative—from concept to execution—that elevates our brand messaging and perception.
  • Inspire creative excellence with rich, integrated campaigns and data-driven, targeted work.
  • Collaborate with brand and marketing leadership to translate brand principles and strategies into best-in-class creative; actionable campaign roadmaps; evolving brand bibles and campaign playbooks.
  • Ensure all agency-partner work lives up to our brand standards.
  • Drive brand awareness and sales during key marketing milestones.
  • Work closely with PMO and ops teams to evaluate capacity and bandwidth.
  • Partner with MLRC governance and review teams (medical legal review process) to incorporate ongoing requirements and feedback, while ensuring creative work adheres to brand standards.
  • Clearly communicate and evangelize the creative practice to stakeholders from cross-functional business partners to executive leadership.

Required Experience & Skills

  • 10+ years experience working in-house or agency-side with consumer-facing brands.
  • 5-years leading teams, including designers and copywriters.
  • Portfolio demonstrating dynamic brand storytelling across digital campaign layers: video, paid and organic social; display; print a plus.
  • Adept at inspiring excellent design and defining the brand voice.
  • Extensive experience in bridging brand strategy and campaign creative, leading through concepting, building and executing.
  • Managed, maintained and evolved brand standards and associated style guides.
  • Understanding on how to convert brand strategies into actionable creative objectives.

Core Values

  • Be Humble: You're smart yet always interested in learning from others.
  • Work Transparently: You always deal in an honest, direct and transparent way.
  • Take Ownership: You embrace responsibility and find joy in having the answers.
  • Learn More: Through blog posts, newsletters, podcasts, video tutorials and meetups you regularly self educate and improve your skill set.
  • Show Gratitude: You show appreciation and return kindness to those you work with.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Competitive annual bonus targets.
  • 401k with dollar-for-dollar match, up to 6% of eligible earnings (base, bonus).  Plus, additional company contribution.
  • RSU grants (Long Term Incentives) for approved roles.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • 17 paid holidays per year, including 3 floating holidays.
  • Annual Paid Time Off (PTO), with separate sick days.
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Caregiver Leave.
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance Plan.
  • Flexible workplace accommodations.
  • Free gym membership for those in our Irvine, CA WeWork office.
  • We celebrate our wins with opportunities to attend Lakers, Knicks, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Angels and NY Rangers games.
  • Opportunities to attend concerts, festivals and other live entertainment events in recognition of delivering great work.
  • Attend AWS Re:Invent in person (Las Vegas) or virtually each year.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Attend a tech or marketing conference of your choice each year.
  • A MacBook Pro and accompanying hardware to do great work.
  • A modern productivity toolset to get work done: Slack, Miro, Loom, Lucid, Google Docs, Atlassian and more.
  • Generous discounts on SkinMedica skin care products.
  • Discounted aesthetic treatment days multiple times a year.
  • $600 worth of Alle benefits per year to use towards aesthetic treatments & products.
  • Eligible for donation matching to over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations.
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