Lead Designer, B-Hive - Global Brands

Job reference: 132026BR Previous
Location: London, Kings Place
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

Welcome to The B-Hive - based in three locations across the UK, the B-Hive network of studios create high-quality global content across Boots and Global Brands – at low cost, scale and pace. At the heart of our FY21 mission, The B-Hive will bring to life our ‘content publishing at scale’ vision.

Based in our London B-Hive, the Lead Designer is responsible for delivering consistent and effective designs and ideation across a variety of media, with the incumbent possessing exceptional digital and video experience, excellent attention to detail and accuracy, high-level creativity, and the skill and experience to passionately and articulately communicate and present work cross-functionally across the business.

This role also requires high-level self-motivation and the ability to work to strict deadlines often without supervision, whilst under pressure.

Key Responsibilities:

• You will work very closely with many areas of the business, helping them produce best-in-class design collateral for various needs (often supporting NPD launches), such as digital, print, instore, image retouching/manipulation, new concept development work etc.
• Support the wider team to deliver against KPIs; CPA, speed to asset and asset quality.
• Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the beauty market and our brands.
• Demonstrate excellent project management skills and the ability to work hand-in-hand with the Production Manager and brief owners.
• Actively and openly use high-level design knowledge and experience to put forward suggestions regarding concept work, design layout recommendations and wow.

A bit about you:

• A degree in design, motion graphics or relevant subject and a strong portfolio of work in a variety of media.
• 8 years plus experience in a digital-first environment
• Proven experience working from carte blanche position, from brief to create high level concept work across NPD, pack, print, digital, media etc.
• Proven design and layout skills and the ability to create both design and artwork.
• Demonstrate strong stakeholder management skills including the ability to articulately presentation work back to the business at all levels and functions


A bit about us:

At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.

What we can offer you:

We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• 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

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact frankie.mccallister@boots.co.uk.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.