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Job Reference: 2 3 2 4 5 3 B R

London, Southbank


37.5 Hours

Level 5

Location: London

Contract: Perm

About the role:

The B-Hive is an in-house creative agency bringing to life the creative needs of some of the most recognizable brands in the beauty industry including No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle and Boots own brand.

We combine the capability of an external creative and production team, with the speed, flexibility, and in-depth brand knowledge of an in-house set-up, underpinned by years of experience dedicated to Boots and No7 Beauty Company.

The Lead Designer is responsible for delivering world class concepts and creative across a variety of media. You’ll set the tone for how our brands and retail business show up and you’re able to confidently articulate why.

This role also requires high-level self-motivation and the ability to work to strict deadlines while under pressure.

About the role:

Deliver best-in-class design collateral for various needs such as digital, print, instore, image retouching and new concept development work

Ensure that all creative and artwork meets the brief, is on brand and produced to the highest standard

Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the beauty market, industry trends and our brands

Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and a highly creative approach to briefs

Juggle numerous fast-paced projects as part of a busy in-house agency

What you’ll need to have:

  • A degree in Graphic Design or relevant subject and a strong portfolio of work in a variety of media, but you are primarily a digital first designer
  • Demonstrate that you are a creative, conceptual thinker who can use strong design and art direction skills to bring their concepts to life.
  • Experience working with strategists or strategic work that acts as a springboard for your creative.
  • Strong presentation skills across the business at all levels
  • Experience working from carte blanche position, comfortable delivering from brief to high level concept work across packaging, print, digital, media etc.
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team to solve a brief
  • Expert use of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Experience as a line manager or nurturing junior members of a design team

It would be great if you also have:

  • Experience in the beauty or similar industry
  • Strong art direction experience, having worked on photo & video shoots
  • Experience having created strategic pitches for creative work
  • Knowledge of production methods and cost implications
  • Experience using After Effects and Premiere Pro

Why Boots:

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at (Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate)

What’s next:

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you’ll be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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