Associate Creative Director Copywriter


PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Position Details

Associate Creative Director Copywriter
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Associate Creative Director/Copywriter will be responsible for developing, writing, and transforming concepts into creative solutions, managing creative teams, and ensuring brand objectives are achieved.

The Associate Creative Director/Copywriter, reporting to the Creative Director, will help lead the creative conceptual capabilities for the in-house creative agency supporting our Quaker business (Quaker Hots, Quaker Chewy, Cap’n Crunch, Quaker RTE, Roni, Cheetos Mac ‘n Cheese, Chewy Bars, Pearl Milling Company, and Lite Snacks). This role’s creative deliverables include brand campaigns, brand activations, creative execution, digital content, and creative inspiration for the team. The ACD/Copywriter manages direct reports, multiple projects simultaneously and production partners.


  • Lead the development of concepts, strategies, and client presentations 
  • Reports to and works closely with the Creative Director 
  • Manage and supervise multiple projects and teams (both internal and external) 
  • Ensure the team has appropriate resources dedicated to the individual projects 
  • Meet brand objectives 
  • Ensure creative product adheres to best practices across media and platforms 
  • Ensures top-tier creative output that adheres to brand standards 
  • Lead brainstorm sessions 
  • Collaborates with account team to develop timelines 
  • Shares and develops work with Creative Director, internal agency team partners, brand team, other stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • 5-10 years of experience as a copywriter developing creative and social media campaigns (agency and/or brand side) 
  • Strong conceptual thinking and platform development experience 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with brand teams 
  • Strong problem-solving, communications, and relationship-building skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to motivate others to creatively and strategically solve problems under quick timelines 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organizational skill and multitasking ability 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud & Microsoft Office 
  • Strong creative portfolio, available online 
  • Experience in CPG a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected salary range is $ 91100- $132000 
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 10% of annual salary paid out annually 
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement 
  • Other benefits, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health, and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

Note: COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.

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