Designer/Creative Manager (272 views)

Northern Suburbs, Johannesburg
Jan 7, 2019

A children’s brand licensing agency in the north of Johannesburg is looking for a Designer/Creative Manager to manage their creative output.

This agency issues licenses to suppliers and retailers. They currently have 25 licensees who produce and sell children’s branded products. They are also brand custodians, supervising all creative output of licensees for the relevant brands throughout SA. 

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and implement design on all creative initiatives, including product development
  • Ensuring that final product developed and representation in marketing is in line with brand guides
  • Design work includes internal and external marketing comms eg. basic mailers, broadsheets, packaging and clothes
  • Process all product and design approvals
  • Train and direct licensees to ensure consistent brand image across all product and marketing 
  • Attend industry relevant talks/seminars/Creative Mornings, along with Business Manager, to ensure knowledge of local retail and fashion trends
  • Manage all Soft Line (clothing, textiles, toiletries, accessories) and Hard Line (yoghurts, beverages, games etc) projects
  • Prepare presentations for annual International Creative Summits
  • Travel to International Creative Summit and present and give feedback to the team on return to South Africa
  • Initiating meetings with country creative leads to gain additional insight on strategies, direction and assistance with product development
  • Provide general day-to-day support for licensees, including design for licensee conferences, presentations, licensing summits etc


Requirements:

  • At least 4 years experience as a Graphic Designer
  • Experience in cosmetics, packaging, fashion and /or entertainment would be beneficial
  • Retail design experience
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Confident in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Understanding and awareness of design and building brands
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of local markets with an understanding of the retail marketplace and new trends

Extra:

  • Opportunity for overseas travel (Europe and USA)
  • 20-Days annual leave
  • Flexitime: Office open between 6:30 and 17:00. Work 8 hours within that time.
  • Full and extensive training provided

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Salary: R20 - 25 000

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