Head of Creative

Dreams Ltd
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About dreams

For over 30 years, Dreams has been passionate about providing the perfect night`s sleep. As the UK`s leading bed specialist, the company is committed to providing the highest standard of expert customer service and advice, and offers an extensive selection of high quality products including mattresses, bed frames, divans, bedroom furniture and soft furnishings, many of which are hand-crafted in the UK at the Dreams Bed Factory in Oldbury, West Midlands.

Founded in 1985, and owned by Sun European Partners since March 2013, Dreams has more than 180 retail stores nationwide. Its head office - known as "Bedquarters" - is located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. We also have our very own distribution network, making sure that our products are delivered to our customers in perfect condition, because your sleep matters.

At Dreams you feel trusted and valued. That`s what makes us different. It`s how we work as One Team.

The Role

To develop a creative centre of excellence which ensures the consistency and strength of the brand look and feel across all channels. Managing and motivating a team of five.

Key Responsibilities:

- Oversee creative strategy and creative output across all channels including internal communications
- Implementation of creative solutions to support the delivery of business targets
- Oversee and implement art direction to all marketing assets across all channels
- Deliver trend and insight analysis quarterly
- Work in collaboration with key stakeholders in the in store, digital and ATL teams to deliver creative consistency
- Manage and develop a team of 5 designers with the willingness to be hands on where necessary
- Liaison with key creative agencies to ensure brand consistency in all projects - advertising, social media and content
- Manage timelines to deliver business requirements

The Person

Skills and Attributes Required:
- Have operated at a senior level in similar position for a minimum of 5 years
- Proven people management skills of a similar sized team
- Experience of working with blue chip brands
- Experience of working in a fast paced environment - retail experience desirable but not essential
- Excellent presentation skills - confident to present at Board level
- Strategic thinker with creative flair
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Experience of responsive design
- Sketch / Invision (software) for prototyping a prerequisite skill.
- Experience of large format printing process

It would be beneficial to have an understanding of:

- Adobe Creative Suite
- Delivery of cross browser compatible code (W3C)
- DTP, formatting and preparation of files for proofing and prepress
- Amplience software for headless content production an advantage
- Hybris is not a requirement, however must be able to demonstrable skills in mobile first User Experience wireframing/ prototyping and journey planning.

What we can offer you:

- Competitive salary
- Discretionary Company Bonus based on Company and Individual performance
- 33 days holiday incl. 8 Bank Holidays
- Car Allowance
- Onsite free car parking
- Onsite free gym
- A generous staff discount
- Childcare vouchers
- Pension
- Life Cover
- Training and development

Dreams is truly a great place to work, where everyone collaborates as a team, and a place where we recognise and celebrate success

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