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Creative Technology Head - 12 month FTC

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Creative Technology Head
12 month FTC
Competitive salary + benefits package

The company: A UK leading online fashion retailer currently growing their online presence globally and shipping to almost 200 countries.

About the team: You will be working alongside the Marketing, Editorial and Creative & Commercial teams to drive current campaigns/creative work to the next level. You will be working together to make more engaging, interactive and shareable across all devices and platforms, globally.

Ultimately, our client wants to be known for creating ground-breaking campaigns to inspire both the team as well as the wider business.

The role:

You will be inspiring and leading the Creative Technology team, establishing the team as a central creative function within the wider Marketing department
Ensure that all Marketing & Commercial campaigns are interactive, innovative and platform agnostic
To keep abreast of new developments in the creative technology and digital design fields and be constantly thinking about how the client can use new technology to create the most exciting, forward thinking campaigns in the market
To consistently bring best practice re innovation to bear on all Commercial & Marketing projects, externally and internally making the team famous
Help Commercial team take projects to a global stage, coordinating internally where necessary
Be the face of the Creative Technology team at external client & agency meetings
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with editorial, creative, IT & UX departments
Manage workloads and career progression for direct line reports: Commercial Creative Manager, (who in turn manages Web Developers and Web Designers) and Senior Creative Technologist, Creative Technologist and Marketing Creative Technical Lead (who manages the creative developers)
Own training and development plans for Creative Technology team
Manage and forecast workload / resource issues to Head of Commercial and Head of Editorial

Technical skills:

Ability to design for web and robust knowledge of web best practice
Excellent understanding and experience in leading team of technical creatives and developers
Fully conversant in Adobe CS5 (InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop
Experience of designing for a daily publishing platform online/CMS
User-centered design and the process involved (Wireframes, User Journeys, Sitemaps, Prototypes)
Develop a visual vocabulary of site elements and styles that will reinforce the brand
Mac/PC literate
A firm understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, Flash
Commercial, design and functionality partnership
Able to design wireframes with technical annotations

Key skills:

Proven leadership skills & ability to set a vision for the creative technology team
High levels of digital literacy are mandatory as is a sound print knowledge.
Highly creative, with an awareness of key business metrics and how they are linked to creativity
Confident when presenting to both external and internal contacts and managing key relationships
Ability to identify and interpret graphic design needs
Strong attention to detail
Self motivated
Outstanding admin and organisational skills, enthusiastic and tenacious attitude
Calm temperament when under pressure
Highly proactive
Previous experience with a fashion/lifestyle brand or design agency is preferable

We want to know:

Is this role a good match for the direction you’d like to take my career in? We want to really know why you have chosen this career.
Do you have all the skills and experience required for this role? Be realistic. We will only consider applications that demonstrate relevant skills or the potential to match the role requirements.
Spell Check. As simple as it sounds make sure your application is to the highest standard. You will be surprised at how many people apply with spelling mistakes on them.

If you are interested, please can you get in touch ASAP with a copy of your updated CV, portfolio, salary expectations and availability.

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