Creative Lead

The Hut Group

Manchester, GB / England, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
  • Website: thg.com
  • Company Address: Voyager House, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3DQ

About The Hut Group

THG has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organisations.

Job Description

THG is one of the world's leading online beauty and wellbeing retailers, home to premium brands such as lookfantastic, ESPA, GlossyBox, and Myprotein; all of which are powered by our industry-leading and award-winning technology platform, THG Ingenuity. Our 8000-plus employees represent 66 nationalities and work in offices located in 13 cities around the globe.

THG Ingenuity solves global and local challenges for its partners, including, Nestle, P&G and Hotel Chocolat by delivering a seamless, effective and scalable direct-to-consumer retail model by incorporating all the required components for global digital commerce into a single, digital platform.

This enables THG to offer brands access to every product and service required to launch and scale a global e-commerce solution through a single SaaS relationship, which eradicates the complexity and cost of multi-partner relationships. Built to empower both brands and customers alike, the Ingenuity ecosystem takes all the pieces needed for successful e-commerce propositions, and places them under one roof. Encompassing everything from hosting and data science to Creative & Studios:

About THG Studios:

https://thgstudios.com/

THG Studios is a is the internal creative division for THG, over 300 creative staff delivering amazing creative and visual campaigns for THG Brands. Across Design, Artwork, Video, Photography, Retouch, 3D, Production, Project Management and Strategy and many more areas of expertise. Currently across 6 sites globally Studios continues to grow.

To add to this internal creative studio offering with the acquisition of Hangar Seven and Brandhouse in 2017 and THG Ingenuity Studios now in growing our client offering outside THG Brands with the likes of ASDA, Kingfisher, Nintendo, Daily Mail Group, Nestle, Unilever, Honda and of course, Proctor and Gamble.

In early 2021 THG Studios will move to a brand-new creative content studio based at Manchester airport, ICON the ICON development, which will be delivered by ICON Industrial, will provide an extra 104,000 sq. ft. of office space over four floors as well as additional content creation facilities totalling 168,000 sq. ft. This £100 Million + investment within THG Studios will ensure that THG Studios continues to be a market leading creative business.

We are looking for a Creative Lead to join our in-house creative team. You’ve preferably worked within the premium, luxury and fashion, sport & wellness sectors. You offer fresh thinking and your portfolio and previous experience will demonstrate your creativity and your ability to apply exceptional design within the context of the brief.

Reporting to a Creative Director, you will have a close eye on the standard and quality of the creative work being produced within the team. You will always strive to find new and innovative ways to meet client briefs within budget and to deadline.

Requirements

    Have experience in leading projects from start to finish
    Team Management experience

    Possesses a design aesthetic focused around high-fashion, edgy, luxury, cool, metropolitan trends (as opposed to a mass, teen, action sports, catalogue or cutesy design aesthetic)

    Ability to effectively manage own projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
    You will have a strong eye for detail
    Producing and delivering quality work to brief, across a variety of brands and media
    Working with Creative Director to fulfil the expectations of the brief
    Ensuring that all work conforms to brand guidelines

Your Skills:

    Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
    A Digital First approach.
    Ability to concept and execute across multiple channels, strong understanding of both print, digital, POS, packaging and video.
    Excellent typography skills.
    Ability to conceptualize and Art Direct photoshoots.
    Excellent communication skills.
    An excellent understanding of print processes and finishes.
    Conceptual design thinking.
    Time management: you’re an organised self starter who can manage multiple projects whilst meeting tight deadlines.

    Strong understanding of brand development and integrated marketing campaigns.
    Create global design concepts including photography, logo lock-ups, type treatments, patterns, illustrated elements etc.
    Concept ideas for 360 campaigns product and model.
    Ensures collaboration with VM, Design, and production to create unique customer experiences in retail and online.

Responsibilities:

    Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery
    Adhere to brand guidelines when applicable and be part of ensuring they are kept relevant and up to date
    Work closely with the brand and marketing teams, building strong relationships
    Be proactive: look to improve creative quality efficiencies through smarter working practices in the team
    Take part in establishing the scope, specifications and requirements for each job when required.
    Aim to have broad commercial awareness of each brand and their customer
    Confidently present design concepts to the client, wider stakeholders and senior management

Essential:

    You will be full of ideas, offer fresh thinking and excellent design
    Be passionate about our brands, the industry, the internet and emerging trends
    You are collaborative, enthusiastic and positive
    6 years + industry experience
    Team Management experience

Unfortunately because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, we are sometimes unable to respond to every application. If you haven't heard from us within 14 days of applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions within THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further.

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Benefits

    Competitive salary
    Onsite Doctor
    Employee discounts
    Company bonus scheme
    Company pension scheme

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