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Senior Catalog - Graphic Designer

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The Director, Graphics & Art provides the leadership necessary to deliver all print media, the majority of which is the brand catalogues, ensuring all are fully aligned with the brand's aesthetic, strategic and financial goals. This spectrum of support includes providing art direction on all catalogues and magalogs, managing editorial timelines and deadlines for production. In partnership with Brand Creative leadership, this role specifically achieves business results by ensuring our ability to attract and engage customers supporting our mission of being the leader in cooking and entertaining in the world, by delivering great product, world-class service, and engaging content, built around a community. This position manages a team of designers and reports to a VP, Brand Creative.
Responsibilities:
• Set creative direction for all print materials for the brand, including each seasonal catalog, all specialized magalogs, and special projects as required. Creative output must be compelling and engage the customer in wanting to learn and experiment with food and cooking tools.
• Raises the bar on catalog aesthetic by working closely with cross-functional teams and influencing the overall editorial look and feel , improving the value of the catalog to the customer.
• Provide day-to-day management across the business and operational functions of catalog design and production to ensure that projects and brand efforts are functioning at highest levels and delivered at the highest standards that time, direction and budget allow.
• Influence vision, direction and goals for the Design team, aligning them behind the clearly set creative direction while driving the motivation and passion to deliver on outstanding results; and grooming his / her directs reports for career path growth, and ensuring that the department is supported to allow for the finest creative solutions that time and budget allow.

Requirements/Qualifications:
• Creative: Is innovative and creative, willing to take creative risks while being closely aligned with the Brand's aesthetic.
• Business Acumen: A solid understanding of the brand's business strategy as well as the external marketplace with the ability to offer insights that can be translated into actionable creative direction. Is entrepreneurial and optimistic.
• Organizational Influence: Able to leverage the understanding of the company culture, interpersonal dynamics and knowledge of business priorities to drive to results. Ability to influence and collaborate at all organizational levels.
• Results Driven: Credibility earned through the ability to prioritize and deliver commitments with a sense of urgency. Strive for results that set new standards and are viewed as a value-add to the organization.
• Strategic Capability: Able to think globally, strategically and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights and strategies.
• Project Management: Excellent organization and project management skills with the ability to work autonomously in a fast paced and collaborative environment.
• Effective Communication: Strong listening skills with the ability to communicate in a professional, direct and concise manner with associates at multiple levels. Able to convey messages appropriately based on audience.
• Team Leadership: Develop and motivates the team through a demonstrated presence of purpose, excitement and inclusion in corporate vision and strategies. Align individual goals to business objectives and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.
• Proven track record of producing outstanding, industry leading creative
• Excellent business acumen, with a sensitivity and appreciation of the creative process and product
• Ability to interface with interdepartmental heads as a respected colleague
• Ability to lead and inspire teams across operational spectrum

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