Overview

Overview:

The Manager, Brand Creative is responsible for out of the box thinking and oversight in translating design concepts and ideating concepts of design to a variety of mediums from local store marketing, print ads, digital, mobile, video, packaging, website and social media that maintain the company’s brand standards, brand voice, character, originality and quality. May manage one or more crew members.

Responsibilities:

Main Ingredients:

Conceptualize and brainstorm new creative ideas for new projects as they arise
Create digital mockups themselves from start to finish
Present design ideas to internal team and refine designs as necessary
Keep track of feedback from executive team and supervisors in order to not repeat items that were not liked or accepted.
Rapidly ideate and create mockups of all assets from start to finish for all print and digital marketing collateral
Work with various timelines and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, always delivering creative that is accurate, original and consistent
Manage and guide all brand creative and design layouts for optimized end-use and delivered according to specifications, production standards, color quality standards and budget.
Creates up to 40% – 60% of the work that comes out of the department from start to finish themselves.
Give solid creative direction to team members that includes out of the box thinking, originality and creates the overall success of their team and the content created by their team.
Mentoring team and giving feedback.
Guiding project design based on feedback from the executive team and their supervisors.
Appropriately sharing the feedback with team and making sure that it is executed on in a timely manner.
Giving feedback to team via inmotion or other avenues to create the success of every project.
Setting up meetings with team members to go over new projects and make sure they are done correctly the first time around, with the up most creativity, inspiration and never taking the easy way out.
Being responsible for teams failures, holding them accountable and working with team to immediately remedy the situation and make sure that it does not happen again.
Work to make sure that project due dates are hit, and status updates are communicated
Working on scheduling and project assignments per each team member that make sense and allow for the most efficient process
Maintain a training program for onboarding
Work with directors to help them expand on their creative design ideas and bring them to fruition in an inspired way that will be sure to engage customers and crew.
Prepare files for print/web working closely with internal and external vendors and manufacturers to ensure final product is without flaw .
Correctly export digital assets to all needed formats
Maintain an up to date and organized set of files for project archive and utilizes the departments digital assets management systems and file servers
Present work to a range of internal audiences in a clear, professional manner. Where appropriate, include creative research that will support chosen strategies
Operate as a brand advocate and shepherd the creative standards with all partners (internal and external vendors), providing creative feedback when required and communicate brand updates as needed
Keep up-to-date with design, photography and print production techniques, proposing new technologies and sharing this knowledge with the team
Complete retouching on files required for internal presentation and work with vendors for final post-production delivery
Work with our proofing and approval system in an organized manner that keeps your team organized, efficient and ready to tackle any project.
Be able to adapt and overcome any setback with due dates and changes with good grace and positivity
Continue to update the creative brand look within company standards and guidelines, push the limits for every campaign, or event and come to the table with new artwork instead of repeating the same style over and over again when relevant to inspire customers and crew.
Collaborate with all departments and work with them to translate creative direction into ideas that lead to business results.
Process and check invoices for accuracy and submit them for approval

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Qualifications:

Recipe for Success:

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or other related areas from an Arts College or accredited University
Minimum 5 years of experience in graphic design/art direction to include retail and or retail food brand experience, ideally working within an internal consumer brand environment, or advertising agency
Understanding of consumer product packaging is required
Knowledge about natural and organic products and supplements is preferred
Experience presenting work in a meeting environment to peers and executives
Must be a creative thinker who can provide a solid portfolio of inspiring ideas and packing mockups
Understanding of marketing campaign development and the various mediums to execute an integrated campaign (e.g. print; video, digital; photographic; variety of media outlets)
Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud environment applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
Print, digital, video, social, outdoor, corporate publications design, prototyping, and production, including detailed management of high volume of design files, and vendors, to see print creative lifecycle through to completion
Typography knowledge
Use visual and creative sensibilities to translate creative concepts into materials for the internal and external consumer
Basic retouching skills
Flexible and quick to respond to changes in business priorities
Ability to work under creative direction and respond well to feedback and critique from coworkers, executives, and manufacturers
Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently under multiple, occasionally competing deadlines
Proactive and solutions oriented with a positive attitude to challenges

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Store Support Center manager that might not be listed in this job description.

Benefits:

Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:

All Crew Members

Birthday Bonus Pay
Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually)
Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed
Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure
Paid Nutrition Education
good4u Crew Member Discount
{N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program)
Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases
Advancement Opportunities and Career Development
Health and Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Referral Program

Full-Time Crew Members (30+ hours/week)

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance)
Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance
Company Paid Life Insurance
Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance
Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match
Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match
Diversity Statement

At the heart of Natural Grocers’ commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

Min: USD $70,000.00/Hr. Max: USD $80,000.00/Hr.Tracking

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