Principal, Integrated Creative Strategy and Execution

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Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description 

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Join an innovative, dynamic, data-driven performance marketing team that relentlessly strives to develop relevant messaging strategies and breakthrough digital creative driving new card member growth. You’re a strategic planner who has extensive experience (6-8 years) across the paid digital ecosystem (display, search, social—specifically TikTok & Snap—email, etc.) as well as an A-game in site, SEO, content creation and content optimization. Plus, you have an ever-watchful eye on trends and emerging media opportunities.

As you will be informing and managing external agencies and creative development, you’re ideally an account planner/strategist who understands the creative process, directly manages creative campaigns and heavily informs creative direction and development. Or you are a creative director (art side preferred) with an impressive strategic background. Most importantly, you live and breathe data-driven approaches and how to use data to inform and guide your strategies.

Responsible for leading the development and advancement of Acquisition creative strategies through connecting data, research and insights. Drives integration, alignment and implementation of new creative strategic solutions that identify consumer opportunities and address business challenges. Creates, drives change, and leads collaborative, cross functional efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for understanding and reporting on broader consumer environment, trends, social and industry activities that impact Discover as new opportunities or threats, assigns value/risk and prioritizes areas to advance with leadership
  • Develops and leads a new cross-functional initiative planning process to translate business strategy into creative strategy that leads to more effective communications
  • Responsible for and oversees development of new digital creative strategy frameworks to ensure governance around management and implementation of Brand, Product, and Program communication strategies across the enterprise
  • Identifies new ways to leverage data and information to drive insights and better understand customer experiences
  • Presents findings and recommendations to senior leadership (Director/VP and above) to drive strategy
  • Leads cross-functional forum(s) that works collaboratively with business and channel partners to gather, distill, document and share out substantial learnings and results, leads cross-functional share-outs and develops use cases to implement new test and learn strategies across Acquisition
  • Leads the quarterly planning process with key business partners through the lens of developing new consumer first ideas and solutions to address business problems
  • Leads creative briefing with external agency partners, establishes project timelines, and owns responsibility of proactively managing and communicating expectations and/or implications with the business, channel and creative partners
  • Leads the facilitation and development of journey mapping across the consumer decision journey to drive user experiences that address business challenges/channel gaps
  • Responsible for managing relationships and maintaining favorable contacts to ensure partners needs and requirements are met
  • Ensure that all agency team members are informed, clear on expectations and have proper resources to manage jobs & Collaborates with Consumer Insights, E-Business, Media, Creative and where necessary other Agency partners within the project management process

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing or related field
  • 8+ years’ experience with Creative Strategy, Communications Strategy, Advertising Account Planner, or related
  • In lieu of education, 12+ years’ experience with Creative Development, Creative Strategist, Communications Strategy, Advertising Account Planner, or related

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Masters’ Degree in Communications or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience with Creative development, Creative campaign management, Creative Strategist, Communications Strategy, Advertising Account Planner, or related

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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We're headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have a downtown Chicago office known as “The 606.”

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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