Brand Design Lead

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About Graze

Ever since graze began, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of snacking, looking for bigger and better ways to graze. In the early days we sent fresh fruit through the post; something that had never been done before! Now, we reimagine snacking for grazers all across the country. We listen to you and use the best ingredients we can get our hands on, to create delicious snacks you can feel great about.

Job Description

From packaging and POS, to inserts and social posts, our creative team designs everything in-house. You will be responsible for shaping the brand’s visual identity. What do we look like? How do we come across? Leading our in house team will allow you the freedom to own, shape and really get under the skin of the graze brand, as well as work in a fast paced, highly iterative and extremely collaborative environment. We’re our own client!

We are looking for an experienced multidisciplinary design leader with a wealth of FMCG knowledge to set our creative direction, drive for creative excellence and support our big plans for innovation, communication campaigns as well as the general creative needs of the wider business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading creative at Graze! This person will be responsible for our brand identity, global design style guide & tone of voice
  • Manage the creative team: you will be responsible for managing and developing our team of designers & copywriters alongside collaborating with freelancers and agencies where needed.
  • Executing design briefs ; working across the full spectrum of creative projects and taking on the most advanced and testing creative challenges on behalf of the team
  • Ensuring the creative team delivers excellence in execution of our brand identity across all touchpoints
  • Working hand in hand with the Creative Team Lead to manage performance across the team & develop the team into highly skilled creatives
  • Cross-functional collaboration: you will work closely with a variety of other functions across the business, from packaging to the brand, innovation and direct to consumer team.
  • Line Management of a creative team of 4

Prerequisites

  • Design and creative leadership experience working with FMCG brands within food or drinks, either agency side or in-house, with a portfolio that demonstrates your outstanding skills and creativity
  • Ideally you’ve managed a creative/design team and set creative direction for a brand
  • Breadth of design experience across campaigns, digital formats, POS and especially FMCG packaging design (from 1st concepts through to approving on press)
  • Full of creative energy, able to bring ideas to life both verbally and visually with the resilience to constructively work with feedback
  • Ability to build successful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, along with a natural, confident and positive style, able to influence those you work with
  • Serious skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, a solid knowledge of printing processes and how to set up print ready artwork as well as impeccable layout skills.
  • You have a passion for development, and proactively make time to ensure you are building capability in yourself and those around you

Benefits

  • Imagine being part of a company which strikes a great balance between being a fun place to work, and a place where you’ll learn and grow! Picking up new skills and experiences, broadening your knowledge and capabilities to push you to the next level.
  • We are passionate about having an excellent culture with deep-rooted, meaningful values. The biggest ask we have is for you to be your authentic self every day, whilst doing a great job. We want you to feel like you belong, in the way that is right for you.
  • We encourage active learning with learning lunches, networking events or more formal qualifications.
  • At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, there’s some seriously smart, informed, helpful, modest, funny and dedicated people at graze HQ!
  • You’d be part of a team that revolves around each of us doing a great job by being helpful, open, inclusive, pioneering and creative. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
  • We have an onsite gym, shop and mini restaurant! Alongside standard benefits inc pension, bonus, health insurance and many more
  • You’ll get one paid volunteering day and one health day each year.
  • We have a flexible working policy, so for most and depending on your specific role, that means you can work from home/wherever 3 days/week.
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