Creative Design Manager

N Brown Group
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JD Williams / N Brown group, a leading FTSE 250 internet and catalogue home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience is seeking a Creative Design Manager based in Manchester to join its expanding team.

Best known for our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we turned over £818 million in 2014/2015, with a pre-tax profit of £86.2 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers` look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

As the Creative Design Manager, your duties will include:

- Developing design solutions, wireframing and understanding of the customer journey/UX best practices for the NBrown brand.
- Prototyping digital efforts to show potential newness. Stay on top of industry digital efforts to keep our brand current.
- Adapting and applying the Above-the-Line Brand Toolkit as needed to catalogue/print/digital channels to ensure consistency across all channels and a seamless brand experience for our customer.
- Being responsible for encouraging on-boarding briefing teams with digital needs for execution, specs and platforms. (On-figure and still life).
- Maintaining a number of shots per day requirement to align with the budget.
- Sharing and presenting work with cross-team stakeholders with CRM, product and digital teams to ensure delivery is successfully met.
- Facilitating hand-over moments with assets on time and in detail so understanding of creative deliverables between partners is clear and concise.
- Creating new processes to bring content quicker to market and taking partners across the business.

To be a successful Creative Design Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

- An eye for fashion and details.
- Experience of interpreting a brief and demonstrate how you develop smart solutions and ideas.
- Experience of photo art direction and strong graphic skills.
- An understanding of UX architecture.
- A good communicator and ability to influence various stakeholders and suppliers.
- Technical knowledge and Mac skills, Adobe Suite/Cloud, Quark, HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, Java Script (basic knowledge preferred).

In return, the Creative Design Manager will receive a salary of £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers` personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams