Manager, Creative Design, Waitrose

Job Type Design
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 25/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary Pay in range: £72,500 - £93,200
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 Manager Creative Design, you will lead the Creative Design team to support the interpretation of the vision and direction for the expression of the Waitrose brand across multiple channels and formats.

Strong leadership and an in-depth understanding of design are a key requirement of the role as you will deputise for Head of Design and support in the day to day running of the Design Centre of Excellence.

You will be working across multiple design disciplines including packaging, POS and in-store comms. An understanding of design in the digital arena would be advantageous.

Collaboration is needed with Planning and Production and the wider business areas of Commercial, Customer and Retail directorates.

Being able to translate creative vision and direction, both internally and externally and leading on the development of creative propositions and concepts will be a fundamental requirement of the role.

You will be ensuring our Partners thrive, reach their full potential and consistently delivers on distinctive creative output that engages our customers and delivers the agreed expression of the Waitrose brand.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Design Degree
Strong background in design FMCG
Stakeholder Management
Project Management
Proven track record in leading a design team
Experience of managing a visual brand at a senior level
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.
> At this level you receive Private Medical and will be part of our Company Car scheme

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

Please note the following:
- We can only accept one CV attachment when applying so please place examples of your work at the end of your CV
- 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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