Brand Guidelines Director - Fluency in German essential

Recruiter
M Aria Recruitment
Location
Purley
Salary
50000.0000
Posted
14 Feb 2017
Closes
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Brand Guidelines Director - Fluency in German essential

Salary: £50-\£65k dependant on experience including benefits

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic Brand Guidelines Director to lead and manage our multi-disciplined Brand Guidelines department working within a highly successful, dynamic and fast growing international Packaging Design agency based in South London.

We are packaging and branding specialists and have over 26 years’ experience creating highly innovative brands and packaging designs. We are looking for a passionate and motivational leader who will lead the Brand Guidelines Department in the production of comprehensive corporate guidelines, style guides and brand guidelines for internal and external use.

Now due to further expansion we are seeking a fluent German-speaking Brand Guideline Director to join our highly talented team.

Skills and experience:

You will have a background in design or artwork with solid knowledge of print processes and a detailed understanding of packaging design.

The role requires a minimum of 10 years experience in crafting detailed corporate guidelines, brand guidelines, style guides or annual reports.

The majority of our guidelines are for the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, therefore you must be a fluent German speaker and your written German is required to be grammatically perfect.

You must be a conceptual thinker and have a highly logical, systematic approach to your work.

An eye for detail is essential and you must be highly precise.

You will also be a strong leader with experience of people management.

Having to work with internal and external contacts you will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have an ability to build strong and lasting relationships.

Display excellent organisational and time management skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to work independently managing multiple, concurrent projects. You will be self motivated and thrive in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment.

Fluency in InDesign and Illustrator CS5, is essential. Experience in Photoshop would be advantageous. You must be able to work independently as well as in a team.

This is not a creative role and has minimal design responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To run the brand guidelines department ensuring new and existing guidelines are of the highest possible standard and to guarantee the technical accuracy of all guidelines documentation.

Lead and mentor members of the team to ensure consistent high standards, completion of all projects to deadlines and to provide continuous development.

Provide expert advice to the design and artwork departments about which master elements of the new brands need to be prepared, artworked or retouched before work can commence on the guidelines.

Systematically and logically analyse the projects, and advise on the most logical structure and content of guidelines.

Understand which elements of the new brands need to be included, explained and detailed in the guidelines.

Foresee, identify, discuss and solve any potential problems in relation to creating new brands.

Oversee the setting up of new guidelines in German based on existing templates and guideline examples including the design and layout of individual pages.

Ensure that all design examples within the guideline are consistent and fully comply with all associated guidelines.

Ensure that guidelines are clear, logical, comprehensive and easy to understand for any potential internal or external user.

Liaise internally to discuss, manage and implement changes until final approval.

Please apply with your full cv and a covering letter detailing your interest in the role, your desired salary and your availability.

We regret that due to volume of response only successful candidates will be contacted.