takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Head of Design to join our team in Cape Town.We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.This position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.As the Head of Design you will be the custodian of all visual and creative assets that relate to the takealot.com brand. You will be responsible for presenting creative and consistent visual executions of the brand identity across all customer facing touch points. These touch points include digital platforms, channels, campaigns, owned assets (vehicles, warehouse etc) as well as print & outdoor executions.Your responsibilities will include:Brand custodian and responsible for creative, art direction and visual positioning of the brand across all mediumsDesign of all key customer facing design assets on and off site.Ensure the studio / design team create and support Marketing campaigns and business objectives.Sign off on all treatments of our brand across all media touch points.External vendor management manage all design related work that is outsourced to 3rd parties.Design project management to ensure KPI's and deadlines for designers and Studio as a whole are met.Lead and coordinate studio and design team's efforts.
Responsibilities + Skills
Manage planning and work intake including overall design project assignment processManage briefs that come in from other departments and from within the Marketing Team and allocate working work accordingly.Quality control, review and sign off all the creative and design outputs
Mentoring, developing and coaching design teamEnsure creative, consistent and high quality design output.Plan and measure the overall workflow of the studio design team & ensure all deadlines are met (with support of the Traffic Manager)
Take responsibility for the management of tasks briefed, and drive them to completion in a timeous fashion.Manage cross department and agency resources where necessary to get design / creative projects implemented.Proactively and on an ongoing basis identify and implement design improvement opportunities