Head Of Creative / Art Director

Salary: Competitive salary + bonus
Type: Permanent

Job Description

Reporting to the CMO/Creative Director the Head of Creative is required to concept, design and deliver impactful and effective multi-platform creative communications to sit across multiple channels. Based at the Head Office in Central London, this position is integral to the Communications department.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Realising the creative vision, as set out by the Creative Director, by leading the in-house creative team, to create and deliver multi-platform, multi-channel campaigns that meet the global business objectives.
  • Continue to evolve and champion the creative vision, setting the expectation at the highest level to ensure creative direction is retained and in line with our brand values.
  • Drive conceptual thinking and execution, ensuring consistency and brand elevation across all channels.
  • Working closely with the external Creative Agency through all stages from briefing to asset delivery.
  • Responsible for post-production schedules, making selects, retouch notes and templates for creative execution across all channels.
  • Create all brand guidelines and templates to ensure brand consistency across all touch points.
  • Developing brand packaging and stationery in line with the business needs.
  • Work closely with our brand and digital marketing teams to optimize creative to ensure we are following our creative vision whilst still delivering results.
  • Commission creative talent for various projects and manage external contacts including photographers, illustrators, animators, stylists, printers.
  • Coach and develop junior creatives.
  • Develop strong internal processes and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related field.
  • Extensive experience in graphic design, content development
  • Strong technical ability, skilled as a senior creative with significant experience in graphic design and digital design for a premium brand or from a creative agency background.
  • Ability to deliver creative ideas with conviction to a range of stakeholders and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously and remain calm under pressure.
  • Exceptional experience in brand building and driving brand elevation.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with both creative and marketing teams.
  • Strong organisational and teamwork skills, ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Expert knowledge of print, digital, social, video content.
  • Expert knowledge of content platform current best practices, technologies and creative standards.
  • Experience leading photo and video production.
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively coaching and developing team members.

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