Senior Digital Designer, boots.com – Boots UK

Job reference: 124873BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: E-Commerce
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Welcome to the Boots.com team – an exciting team within Boots UK which is at the heart of our growth plans as more customers look to us for online help, advice and shopping inspiration, as well as of course the best Boots products, prices and offers. As customers are changing, so are we: focusing on really understanding our customers’ needs and making the most of our great products and services to optimise the online shopping experience and drive growth.

The Senior Digital Designer plays a key role in the Digital Experience team in boots.com, responsible for the overall look and feel of boots.com day-to-day. This exciting role brings our much-loved and trusted Boots brand to life across our website, and ensures our digital activity is cohesive and aligns with our in-store experience.

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible for leading the thinking on how major activities – e.g. Christmas – and new initiatives – e.g. our franchise agreement with Mothercare – are implemented on boots.com
• Leads the Boots digital design language and is an expert digital design best practice, working closely with our marketing colleagues to ensure a consistent approach across channels, as well as ensuring the designers in the team are following the guidelines consistently
• Coaching and developing a team of designers to build a strong, unified design team
• Comfortable using data to drive insight, and using this to inform design progression whilst not losing sight of performance considerations
• Working alongside the development UX/UI team to ensure consistent application of design principles, and to influence future design direction

A bit about you…

• Significant digital design experience is required, both UX and UI, as well as the ability to use relevant design tools/packages
• Able to demonstrate a strong track record of improving business performance and customer experience
• Experience coaching and developing junior team members is extremely important
• Comfortable working with agencies (design, digital marketing, direct marketing & SEO are particularly relevant)
• Great communication skills, able to articulate to senior stakeholders the benefits of different design approaches and how they meet business objectives and customer needs
• Able to work to deadlines and coordinate own work with that of others to ensure overall business goals are achieved
IMPORTANT NOTE: This role requires regular working outside normal offices hours. This typically involves working from 5am one or two times a month, occasional weekend working particularly at peak times and occasional overnight working e.g. for major launches. In general you will be expected to be flexible with your working hours to meet business and customer needs.
A bit about us…

Work right at the heart of the business and join us on the exciting digital journey we’re on.
Play a leading role in bringing the Boots brand to life for millions of customers, helping to drive the growth of boots.com. Life in the boots.com team is fast paced, every day is different and brings new opportunities to optimise what we do. We work with great people across the business and externally to execute our digital strategy and meet our customers’ needs.
Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.
What we can offer you:

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.
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