Senior Manager, Creative at RXBAR

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We’re looking for a Senior Manager, Creative to join our Creative Team in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking a Senior Manager to lead our in-house creative team who will promote our mission and elevate our communications. More specifically, we need an experienced writer / designer with a background in content, social and 1:1 marketing who is excited about the opportunity to innovate in a results-driven environment. We believe great marketing and ideas translates across a variety of media, so we’re seeking someone who is comfortable being uncomfortable but has a great sense of performance driven creative over gimmicks. 

The right candidate will have experience in developing outstanding creative, a strategic mind, a good sense of how our business works and the ability to connect human insight to consumer needs, while helping the rest of the creative team develop their skills. If your rewards are based on good work that delivers business results and not award show hardware, then we’d like to talk to you. 

General Functions + Responsibilities: 

  • Develop original creative concepts and approaches.
  • Lead creative team in concepting and execution across a variety of marketing vehicles.
    Work includes product packaging, marketing collateral, web/e-commerce content, email content, and social media content. Pitch-in to support overflow creative work.
    • Must have a good understanding of social media strategy and how good creative fits into its success.
  • Manage the day-to-day execution of all creative requests. Ensure all creative assets are delivered on-time and on-brief.
  • Supervise, support and manage internal team through concepting, reviewing work, troubleshooting, and providing feedback. Develop the team and their creative and strategy skills.
  • Spearhead continuous improvement of internal creative practices and processes, including briefing, concepting, feedback, and project management
  • Work closely with Brand, Integrated Marketing, and Website teams to develop purposeful creative that supports integrated marketing programs, driving targeted awareness and converting to purchase
  • Serve as the connection between the Creative team and cross-marketing and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure all organizational creative needs are met.

Skills + Qualifications: 

  • 7-10 years of creative experience in copywriting or art design. Some creative director experience a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Mastery in all standard creative and design tools and software a must. This role is not a hands-off and manage from above role, it’s a roll up your sleeves and help do the work type of role. This is part of our culture for everyone. The right candidate must have the humility to fit into this culture
  • A creative multi-disciplinary thinker and problem solver who never gives up
  • Ability to work in ambiguous and dynamic work environment; is comfortable with risk and uncertainty
  • Naturally curious, always questioning and improving
  • Good at storytelling, visually and verbally; able to toggle between strategy & execution; values high engagement and effective creative over awards
  • Effectively and pro-actively communicates (verbally and written) with internal and external stakeholders across all levels
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of various marketing channels and the type of creative that works within them. Specifically, content, but also able to think both strategically and aesthetically within digital, social, email, retail, etc.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-starter who works well with others to deliver results
  • Desire to learn, excel, and grow with the organization

What’s important to the team?

Our ideal candidate is an innovator, collaborator, problem solver, and listener. You are not satisfied with the easy way out and approach each project as unique, looking for creative ways to connect with our audience. You are empathetic to consumers and partners, curious, hard-working, and forward thinking, and have a passion for a wide range of purposeful creative.

This year, the Creative Team is focused on elevating our internal capabilities and delivering variety and engagement in the work we do. We are going take our ability to create great content, communication and campaigns for our growing brands to the next level.

About us: RXBAR is a clean-label snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no BS. RXBAR simplifies food by creating snacks that are real and delicious. It's honest and straightforward—no overblown claims, certifications, or gimmicks. With products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids, and RX Nut Butter, RXBAR makes food that not only tastes good, but is wholesome and nutritious too.

Perks & Benefits: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with Company match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited products (for real), RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of RXBAR

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.


Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.


Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.


Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.


Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.


Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

RXBAR Benefits Overview

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, Education Assistance Program, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company. 

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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