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Head of Creative, The B-Hive (Internal Creative Agency)

Support Office»Marketing & Communications


Job Reference: 2 3 4 3 3 1 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Closing Date: 23rd July

Location: London (Sea Containers) or Nottingham

Contract: Permanent / Full time, Monday-Friday

Recruitment Partner: Frankie McCallister-Lyas


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. 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.

Reporting to the Global Director of Strategic Agency Partnerships & B-Hive, you’ll be responsible for shaping and overseeing the creative direction & output of all projects for The B-Hive, ensuring all creative & ideation is aligned with the BVI, purpose and vision of our brands and their strategy. You will also steer the agency’s creative identity and be responsible for its creative reputation as a whole.

As an agency with plans for exponential growth, we’re looking for a creative powerhouse to help us drive that mission. Leading a talented team, we’re looking for someone who can inspire others while taking our creative output to a new level. The ideal candidate will be a generator of big creative ideas, understanding the art of ideation that connects with consumers.

Leading a large team, we’re looking for an experienced manager of people, someone who can strike the ‘in-house agency’ balance of agile creative thinking and entepreurship and living the behaviours and value of Walgreen Boots Alliance.

Key Responsibilities:

• Creative Vision: Develop and communicate a clear creative vision for projects, campaigns, or brands, together with big idea generation and conceptual thinking

• Lead and inspire creative teams across design, copy, creative production and motion graphics, instil and promote consistent behaviours across the team

• Create strong client relationships at the highest level, demonstrate a deep understanding of the vision, strategy, BVI and purpose of our brands and how The B-Hive can contribute to their success

• Uphold the highest standards for creative standards, ensure our final execution meets and goes above client expectations

• The ability to articulately pitch creative ideas and concepts to clients (and senior audiences) with passion and enthusiasm

What you’ll need to have:

• Senior Leadership experience at an agency or related creative environment

• Proven experience in creating marketing/advertising campaigns — from initial ideation and concepts to the creative development of assets, on time in budget.

• Strong creative vision, with an eye on business objectives

• Proven management of high-value accounts, driving brand growth and exceptional creative output

• A natural storyteller

• Ability to plan and strategise at a senior level

• Proficiency in leading a team of diverse skillsets, with a coaching mindset

• Excellent brand development, strategic design and creative delivery processes

• A degree or equivalent, in Marketing, Advertising, Design or related field

Who we are

No7 Beauty Company is made up of five iconic brands - No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics and Sleek MakeUP. We believe in creating the best in beauty for everyone - we’re innovators with a passion for challenging perceptions with ground-breaking products, proven results and positive impact. We have built a reputation on scientific innovation, whilst being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We are an equal opportunity employer, empowering our team members to be their authentic selves as we share a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the centre of everything we do.

Our benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous discount on our own brands and partner businesses
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - go to to find out more. Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by No7 Beauty Company and may not be accurate.

What's next

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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