Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Manager, Creative Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Manager, Creative Services

Cambridge, United States


Aug 03, 2018 Post Date

013852 Requisition #


As part of the Design/Creative Services team, the Senior Manager, Creative Services will be responsible for bringing brand strategy to life across many diverse touch points. The position will contribute to advancing the creative team’s mission, mentor designers, and ensure that the quality and consistency of our deliverables meets our exacting standards and the needs of our “clients” (read: colleagues).

The right candidate will have experience in B2B and B2C realms. Ideally you have a background in Design, Branding, Strategy and Marketing. You live and breathe art, culture and design. You’re meticulously detail-oriented. You explore ideas in two- and three-dimensional forms, and importantly, you’re easy to work with and make the people around you better. How? By supporting them to do the best work of their lives and raising the bar on the quality of work that we produce as a team.


  • Collaborate with your co-workers to produce inventive, thoughtful, on brand work

  • Assign work and manage designers and deliverables

  • Demonstrate design excellence and leadership in all work across a variety of media

  • Excellence in managing multiple projects at once

  • Participate in planning and strategy sessions

  • Establishing and leading strategic design intent for various client and brand-focused initiatives

  • Mentoring designers and leading productive feedback sessions

  • As needed, creating stellar graphic design work (sketches, Illustrations, mood boards, print and digital layouts, motion graphics, presentations, etc.)

  • Contributing new ideas and creative design solutions

  • Leading, reviewing and guiding the development of new ideas and design solutions through clear art/creative direction

  • Delivers ideas and themes based on sound strategic rationales and a deep understanding of our brand

  • Advocates and enforces brand and identity standards, and extracts their equity to maximum effect

  • Inspires creativity, innovative thinking, and focused effort in the development of strong creative/design concepts and solutions

  • Conveys by example the mechanics and attributes of team work and accountability

About the Team

Akamai’s Brand & Campaigns Team is responsible for elevating Akamai’s Brand, Messaging, and Creative in order to accelerate relevance and awareness among key audiences and influencers and accelerating Akamai’s marketing effectiveness by leveraging digital media, data, technology, insights, and streamlined processes to make marketing more efficient and effective and making sure our materials are thoughtfully designed, inspiring, and beautiful.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, MIS, Business Administration or its equivalent.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience managing a diverse creative team.

  • 5+ years of experience working in both B2B and B2C environments.

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience and proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Desired Skills

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a history of generating innovative ideas that are at once well defined, well crafted, and well executed, across multiple platforms

  • A solid background in print, branding, typography and web/digital, and experiential/event design

  • Superior organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to take initiative while working collaboratively

  • Adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Conceptual thinker who possesses a wide range of design capabilities

  • Resourceful: Able to problem solve and find multiple design solutions given any number of constraints

  • Strong aesthetic, point of view and attention to detail

  • Ability to articulate design ideas to leadership teams

  • Comfortable taking direction from and working closely with the Senior Director of Global Creative

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

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