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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 1/26/2017

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Title
Art Director

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Business Unit Name
Oncology Systems (ONCG)


Palo Alto

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Job Description
Develops and creates concepts and visual ideas for all forms of communication, advertising and promotional materials. Leads information gathering with marketing, sales and other departments to support company-wide creative objectives. Provides creative leadership on issues relevant to technical graphic design. Works with product managers and others as necessary to gain understanding of technical issues.


Deliver inspirational ideas and design executions
Lead multiple projects simultaneously
Engage and built internal client relationships with product marketing, pr, etc.
Work closely with GEO marcom leaders
Insure high quality standards and consistencies are met
Partner with content team to create meaningful and influential communication solutions
Effectively translate brand guidelines into effective creative solutions using design, video, photography and digital
Establish in-depth knowledge and nuances of product line and industry
Manage and evolve identity/brand guidelines and assets
Assist with the creative director in improving the technical and creative performance of the creative team

Job Requirements
B.S. in Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art or equivalent
7+ years functioning in a hands-on Art Director capacity
B2B, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device is highly advantageous
Global Marketing Communications experience preferred
Excellent communication skills
Strong portfolio reflecting multidisciplinary skillsets
Equally at home in hands on capacity as project management
Ability to engage internal clients with clearly articulate ideas, concepts
Ability to manage outside design/agency resources
Strong understanding of brand, strategy, architecture and management
A standout in print design and production knowledge
Excels in Tradeshow & Events design
Digital and Web design preferred
Experience in motion graphics/video concept through production a plus
Agency or Design Studio experience preferred
Intimate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a must

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