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Director, Creative Solutions Group

Corporate Executive Board


Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Knowledge Management, CEB is seeking a Director who’s primary responsibility will be to manage the business of the Creative Solutions Group with the ability to scale the group at the same rate as the amazing growth of the firm.


Primary Responsibilities of the position include:





Develop and implement an overall strategic vision and strategy for the Creative Solutions group to align with the key business initiatives, firm growth, organizational values and philosophies to continuously improve overall operations


Execute against strong operational management responsibilities for driving the CSG business forward against the aggressive growth strategies of CEB


Build strong working relationships with senior managers and CEB staff to build CSG credibility and respect throughout the firm,


Build sound working relationships with current external vendors and utilize industry contacts and personal networks to generate new vendor relationships.


Manage, develop and train a sizeable team, consisting of Managing Designers, Graphic Designers, Publication Specialists, Publication Editors, and Proofreaders ensuring that staff is educated in design, editorial, department, and company-wide procedures and policies


Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously; understand department-wide project priorities, monitor and adjust designer assignments as necessary to meet shifting deadlines and rapidly changing client expectations/requests


Leverage graphics and design experience to assist staff with designing and implementing new and innovative tools and templates.


Acts as a liaison between client and designer teams


Ownership over P&L and budgetary responsibilities for the Creative Solutions Group as well as responsibility over the chargeback process with Senior Managers throughout the firm.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:





6+ years working experience in a production/creative services/publishing environment


Direct experience and working knowledge of a desktop publishing environment including hands-on design and production experience.


Demonstrated leadership, strategic vision and analytical skills


Strong operational management skills to run the business of CSG


Demonstrable experience with full P&L responsibilities


Excellent coach and people developer; able to motivate and mentor staff


Strong relationship builder


Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment


Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Willingness to draw conclusions and defend a point of view


Ability to operate independently in times of ambiguity and change


Ability to perform gracefully under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines


Consummate team player managing with both urgency and “servant’s heart”


Attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger picture


Enjoys project work and managing multi-constituency initiatives


Well-developed sense of humor


Demonstrated poise and grace under pressure

Desired Background:





MBA or advanced degree with several years of experience managing an editorial or content design firm.


Substantial business and leadership experience managing a top-tier team and working with cross functional departments


P&L/business/function ownership a big plus

There is no other group of people with whom I'd rather work

We hear this refrain often at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), voted as one of Washington, DC's Best Places to Work for 2001in Washingtonian Magazine. We are proud of the quality of our staff and are looking to add talented, dynamic people to our (growing) ranks. In September 2002 CEB made Fortune's list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the US; we also ranked # 3 on Business Week's list of Hot Growth Companies for 2002. And, consistent with the staff comment above, we feel the primary driver behind these accolades (and the underlying business achievements) is the quality of the staff we hire and develop over time.


The Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) is a leading provider of best practices research and executive education, focusing on corporate strategy, operations, and general management issues. Our membership base consists of a network of more than 10,000 senior leaders at over 1,800 blue-chip companies across the globe, including over 70% of the Fortune 500. Across the past three years, our revenues have grown annually at more than 25% per year.


The Creative Solutions Group (CSG) is the in-house design, multimedia and publishing group at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB). CSG generates value as a centralized team of trusted design and editorial consultants who partner with all of CEB’s programs (25 and growing) and the firm at large. CSG creates a wide variety of design materials for delivery to and presentation of the best practices research meant to engage the membership and drive revenue growth. CSG exists to help CEB programs and members visually present the best practices research.


At the Corporate Executive Board we offer very competitive benefits, including 401(k) plan with match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Emergency Back-Up day care, a "dress for your day" work environment and the opportunity to be surrounded by the best and brightest in Washington, DC. We are headquartered on Pennsylvania Ave., (four blocks from the White House) and have a small, but growing, office in London.


***Please apply through www.CEBcareers.com***



Job location is downtown DC

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Compensation: competitive salary + bonus potential

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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