Design & Creative Manager, Amazing Gift & Stationery Brand

Recruiter
I Love My Job Ltd
Location
Surrey, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1158061702
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are working with an inspiring and design-led consumer brand that supplies to leading retailers from John Lewis and ASOS to Selfridges and Urban Outfitters.

They are looking for a talented Design & Creative Manager with a positive and adaptable mindset to lead their fantastic team! You will have excellent experience of designing commercial retail products and will love leading a team just as much as you love designing.

This is a forward thinking, trend driven business so you must love keeping ahead of the trend and be able to keep ahead of the curve!

Your role as Design & Creative Manager will involve:
  • Lead your design team ensuring projects are briefed accurately, direction is given effectively, and work is produced on time and to brief
  • Identify trends to inspire your team, the wider business and clients ensuring that the company's reputation of being ahead of the curve is maintained
  • Assist your team, giving them support / direction but also building their confidence allowing them to make the right creative decisions
  • Have full visibility of the progress of all design projects; ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Approve all work and design projects created by the team
  • Collaborate closely with the product team to ensure that design standards are maintained throughout production
  • Coordinate photo and video shoots
  • Oversee all creative throughout the business to ensure that this is consistent and to the highest standard

The ideal candidate for the Design & Creative Manager position will have:
  • 3+ years design experience within a consumer product environment
  • Experience of leading a team preferred
  • Excellent Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop experience
  • Trend identification ability
  • Experience of end to end design experience from idea generation through to launch
  • A strong design portfolio featuring trend-driven consumer products that demonstrate your market awareness, idea generation and commercial pragmatism
  • A positive, can-do attitude and a real passion for what you do

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