Senior Advisor, Creative Services - Calgary | Suncor Energy Inc. | | 01/11/13
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Senior Advisor, Creative Services Full-Time

Location: Calgary
Company Name: Suncor Energy Inc. ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Graphic Design


The role is responsible for contributing to and implementing the corporate advertising strategy and the brand/visual identity standards and tools for the company. In addition, the role provides expertise in the development and coordination of best practices and resources for creative, visual identity, film and photography production and graphic standards and is the primary coordinator of the approved contractor list for those suppliers.


  • Advertising implementation
    • Provide expertise into the development of the corporate advertising strategy

    • Lead implementation of the strategy, including budget development and campaign planning to ensure effective delivery of the program

    • Evaluate advertising campaigns to ensure proper execution, delivery of campaign goals, appropriate return on investment and opportunities for continuous improvement

    • Provide direction to creative agencies to fulfill advertising needs
  • Brand creative oversight
    • Work with communication resources to provide oversight to brand creative implementation

    • Develop/maintain brand creative program standards and ensure coordination and alignment of internal and external brands with the overall program

    • Maintain a selection of branded templates within the company

    • Provide orientation on the application and use of Suncor's branding standards

    • Approve branded applications for internal and external users

    • Act as primary contact with legal and intellectual property teams on visual identity related issues, i.e  trademarks, naming, logos, advertising, endorsements

    • Approve branding standards for sponsorship opportunities
  • Visual media production
    • Execute photography and film production related to advertising, visual media library, special projects and various department needs

    • Coordinate asset delivery and storage

    • Maintain current list of recommended contractors for advertising, design, photography and film support


Suncor is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals

Education and Experience:

  • Degree or diploma in marketing
  • Degree or diploma in graphic design or visual or communication arts is beneficial
  • Minimum five years of experience in marketing, advertising, graphic design, and visual identity programs within a company, or at an agency

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Able to applies a project management toolkit to define scope, objectives, priorities and resource requirements
  • Able to manage multiple timelines, projects and risks/issues
  • Able to lead cross-functional or virtual teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with internal clients, external contacts and senior management
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office skills including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Proficient with design software (Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop)
  • Basic understanding of creative and technical production processes as applied to all media including static (print), dynamic (video/audio) and interactive (web/apps)


Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

competitive base salary and compensation programs

attractive annual incentive program

flexible benefits package

rewarding pension and savings plans

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Suncor Energy is a sustainably operated Canadian integrated energy company. Our company combines a leading position in oil sands with complementary operations in refining and marketing, North American natural gas production and conventional oil production internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

At Suncor, we operate our businesses reliably and efficiently with an emphasis on employee safety and a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment. Suncor is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities where we operate - including yours.

Our use of innovative technology has made us an industry leader in the energy business - and with a strong strategy for growth, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career.As an employer, Suncor is one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of newcomers and experienced professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise from all parts of Canada.

Learn more about why our employees choose Suncor »

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