At Cartamundi, we believe in the power of play. Our purpose is “Sharing the Magic of Playing together.”
 
We are a world leader in games, with a portfolio including iconic brands such as Bicycle®, Bee®, COPAG®, and Shuffle®. We also partner with global toy companies, producing board games and trading card games for Hasbro – including Monopoly® – Mattel, and The Pokémon Company, among others.
Cartamundi was established in 1970 in Turnhout, Belgium; a joint venture of two family shareholders, each owning 50% to this day, now headed up by the 7th generation. Our company has been growing continuously, reaching sales of €575m in 2021.
 
Our investments in manufacturing and innovation are in step with emerging trends and technologies. The recent launch of Cartamundi Digital Ventures significantly extends our scope to digital games and e-sports, a fast-growing market. And we have a Global R&D Center in Turnhout, setting the group’s research and development pace worldwide.
 
Today, we operate 13 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan, and China. 2,800 Employees worldwide work together as One Group, One Team.
 
 

Creative Director

 
 
Your role:
 
  • Be a coach, motivator and leader to the Creative Services Team.
  • Be accountable for setting up budgets and monitor those accordingly.
  • Provide creative direction and support for our own brands presence in all consumer touchpoints (fairs, social media, trade, etc).
  • Set up and manage an agency roster at European level, manage client and vendor relations.
  • Manage performance, growth and educational needs of team. Coach and train creative team as and when required.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator to ensure the Creative Services Team delivers projects on time, within budget and with exceptional quality.
  • Stakeholder management (up to C-Level).
  • Set the creative direction for:
    • Concept Development
    • Games and products for our own worldwide retail brands.
  • Able to inspire the design team, other departments and clients with up-to-date knowledge on current and future trends and developments.
  • Lead, manage and provide coaching for the team in order to:
    • Generate new concepts, pitch ideas, write briefings.
    • Game development and playtesting.
    • Facilitate co-creation workshops, brainstorms and design sprints.
  • Guard the quality and creativity of the work done by the Design team.
  • Standardisation and follow-up of ISO procedures.
 

Your profile:

  • University level or equivalent experience.
  • Min 5 years’ experience in a creative leadership role.
  • Strong people coach, excellent motivator and creative Inspirator.
  • Strong experience in managing big, cross-cultural teams.
  • Well-organized, with good project management skills.
  • Good understanding of creative processes across all disciplines (game development, graphic design, packaging design, photography and video.)
  • Experience in setting up and maintaining budgets.
  • Strong in managing various stakeholders, up to C-Level.
  • Experience in working in an international environment.
  • Strong understanding of co-creation tools and creativity techniques.
  • Able to think strategically, able to spot, research and analyse consumer trends and share insights, able to inspire and communicate abstract concepts both verbally and in written form.
  • Team player & team leader, motivated, well-organised, keen eye for detail
  • Outstanding presentation skills.
  • Able to step into the mind of clients and consumers.
  • Able to work within budgets and cost estimations.
  • Passion for games and entertainment.
  • Hybrid work is possible

 

Our offer:

Cartamundi (www.cartamundi.com), the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games, is a fast growing group. Excellent manufacturing is our core business since 1765. A skilled workforce brings experience and passion to any game that Cartamundi makes.
 
We are a dynamic, exciting place to work. Cartamundi hires exceptional people, who are encouraged to think independently, take initiative and be innovative.
 
We offer you a varied position with an attractive package and the possibilities for personal and professional growth.
 

Interested?

Are you ready for a new challenge? Apply online here.
We look forward to receiving your resume and application letter.
 

Contact:

Cartamundi tav. Mevr. Yoon-Mee Deseyn
Visbeekstraat 22 - 2300 Turnhout - Tel.: 014 331 929
jobs@cartamundi.com
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Location

Belgium

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