Art Director (Retail / Shopper)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Arc Worldwide is the retail marketing engine for the Publicis Groupe, specialising in consumer promotions, retailer media, shopper strategy and in-store excellence from concept to production. We deliver what we call Irresistible Commerce; Creative solutions that are equally personal, valuable & delightful - confidently planned, measured and optimized across the connected shopper journey. We understand the challenges faced by both marketing and trade teams and we work as a conduit to deliver integrated impactful shopper campaigns.

Job Description

We’re looking for an Art Director to join our small but mighty team of Retail/Shopper communication experts. You will have a deep understanding of shopper agency and client principles and practices and work closely with our GM on some of Australia’s most beloved brands.

You will help drive all things Creative, providing engaging and effective shopper and retail concepts for our clients. You will be working through the line, providing key visual development for activation, promotions, point of sale and social, to name a few. You will have proven experience in POS creative development and understand messaging hierarchy.

You will be required to design assets so must be proficient on the Design tools. You will work closely with a Studio Designer and Producers to bring all cross-channel campaign elements to life, ensuring concept delivery feasibility (cost and timings) and alignment with concepts and rollout. From time to time, you will be required to contribute to brainstorming copy for Retail/Shopper campaigns, promotions, launches etc., with the support of the team.


We’re looking for someone who has/is:

  • 3+ years’ experience as an Art Director or Conceptual Designer at a creative or promo agency, with a focus on retail/shopper campaigns and executions.
  • A good understanding and passion for design, POS & digital/social.
  • Good understanding of path to purchase comms and knowledge of best shopper execution principles.
  • Fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator CC.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills with good presentation and selling skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. You know how to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • An interest in social and cultural trends.
  • Capable of taking projects from ideation to concept and rollout.
  • Proactive, responsive, and self-starting.
  • Inquisitive and able to assimilate information and insight into effective creative ideas and executions.
  • An open mind to creative solutions and great problem-solving skills – you are able to suggest and implement solutions for day-to-day challenges.
  • Work effectively on their own as well as collaboratively within a team.
  • Resilience and a cool head.
  • Skills in editing and content production (highly regarded).
  • Skills in 3D rendering and in-situ modelling (highly regarded).


What we’ll offer you!

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses, enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering:

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs



If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. 

Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.

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