Image and Art Direction Manager, Design, Waitrose

Job Type Design
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 25/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary Pay in range: £48,200 - £66,600
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday

Travel between our London and Bracknell offices will be required as part of this role.

Duties & Responsibilities

The new Waitrose Design Centre of Excellence has been created to deliver a world-class expression of the brand across the entire Waitrose customer journey.
The centre is responsible for setting the vision and visual direction for the company, as well as creating and commissioning design from both internal and external teams and agencies. It will also advise and collaborate with colleagues across the Partnership to ensure a consistent delivery of the design vision.

Job Requirements

As the Image and Art Direction Manager, you will be responding to creative briefs to produce compelling, innovate imagery that supports the direction of the brand across multiple channels and formats.
Leading the Image Art Editor and Image Coordinator, together you will support the Head of Design to drive the visual aesthetics of the Waitrose brand.
The role will involve working with multiple stakeholders, internal Partners in Design and within Customer, Retail and Commercial teams, as well as working with external photographers, stylists and agencies all with the vision of delivering outstanding imagery standards.
Art Direction is key to the role as is approving imagery across multiple channels at the agreed sign off levels.
As a Partner and a part of the Design Centre of Excellence team, you will be expected to be a motivational and inspirational leader, developing others and driving forward direction and standards.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Design degree or equivalent
Strong background in design FMCG
Art direction/Art Editing
Stakeholder Management
Project Management
Experience of managing a visual brand
Food Art Direction experience is highly desirable.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

So, what can we offer you, should you join the team here?

> You will be eligible for the Partnership Bonus where you will receive a percentage of your annual salary every year - and the first £3,600 is tax-free.
> You have access to £250 learning and training subsidy every year, this includes any qualifications you wish to take
> After 3 months service you'll get your Discount Card entitling you to 25% the majority of goods in John Lewis and 15% off the majority of goods in Waitrose (exclusions apply)
> 25 days holiday on joining and an ability to purchase 5 more days
> Access to our PartnerChoice our online hub of exclusive offers, including discounts at local restaurants, reduced rates on holidays and free days out

All this, and so much more is available when you join the Partnership - follow this link to find out more

Please note the following:

- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 2-year reference check
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- It is advisable to carefully consider your answers to each of the 3 questions that are asked as part of the last section in the application form. Tailoring your answers to highlight your relevance to the role in question may help you to secure an interview.

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