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Head of Creative - established retailer

Job Reference: 00246731
Date Posted: 07 March 2018
Employer: RHR
Location: Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £60,000 to £69,999
Sector: Retail and Wholesale
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 04 April 2018

Job Description

For over 30 years, this retailer has been passionate about providing the perfect nights sleep. The company is committed to providing the highest standard of expert customer service and advice, and offers an extensive selection of high quality products.

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

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

Technical Skills:

- 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 they 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

It is truly a great place to work, where everyone collaborates as a team, and a place where they recognise and celebrate success.