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Creative Director (online retail)

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Job Title: Creative Director (online retail)
Salary: up to £50k + benefits and shares
Location: Slough, England
Start Date: January 2014

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Our client, one of the world's largest online retailers, is looking for a Creative Director to work across their online merchandising efforts.

You will be hands-on, enthusiastic and engaging, with a proven ability to inspire, motivate and mentor design teams with your vision and a dedication to excellence. You must be able to show you have successfully taken business goals and turned them into inspiring world-class designs. You must understand the complexity of marketing and know how to set the visual standard for different categories in various global markets.

You will ideally have gained experience working in an agency setting and be comfortable with driving the creative quality of the company's design output. You will be someone that is not afraid to create your own initiatives and you must be looking to improve the site's metrics with your design. They are looking for someone who can help the business grow through improved design and experiences, and therefore you will ideally have a track record of creating results and knowing what those were.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and strengthen brand assets, including style and usage guides, and collaborate with the design community around the world to ensure consistent use
• Mentor and inspire designers around the world, and attract/retain the best performers
• Enhance the team knowledge of best design practices and trends in web and graphic design
• Work with the design manager to improve the efficiency of the design team
• Present design solutions to executive managers around the world
• Understand and respond to promotion performance data (metric tests, usability studies), and steer the direction of future creative designs

Basic Qualifications:
• An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating visual branding, online marketing, and great user-centered design solutions
• Demonstrable experience in web design/online marketing
• The ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions to executive management
• Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Visio, and Dreamweaver
• An expert understanding of the trends in web design/online marketing
• Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• eCommerce/retail design experience
• Experience defining or maintaining a design style guide or branding guidelines
• Art direction and experience setting up photo shoots
• Illustration experience
• Experience in localization or launching a site in another country
• Knowledge of information architecture, usability, and UI Design

In return, you will be rewarded with an attractive package including basic salary, stock units, and other excellent benefits including healthcare. You will also have the opportunity to develop a rewarding career with one of the UK's leading online retailers.

If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV and link to your online folio.

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