Creative Lead

Up to £52,500 + benefits
22 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions
Project Manager

Creative Lead
Up to £52,500 + benefits
Street, Somerset

Expert shoemakers for almost 200 years. And we’re still going strong, evolving as a brand and as a business. Right now, we’re building the best in-house creative team we can. Across Brand, across Product Design, across Retail, across the board. A hotbed of creativity, innovation and craft. Where the ingenious will create the new icons. Where together, we will make lasting impressions: on our industry and on your career.

The role
We are building a powerful in-house creative team at the heart of the Clarks business. It’s a big step for us, that’s why it’s imperative that we have the right people to help drive our brand and our ideas. As Creative Lead you’ll develop all of our global brand assets and keep them in line with our brand code. Industry leading creativity needs the right minds and attitudes to be successful – that’s why you’ll be tasked with maintaining high standards in regard to our creative output. You’ll oversee a main team of creatives – in addition to creatives on other teams – offering inspiring leadership through clear objectives, coaching and best practice. We want to build a consistent image that our customers instantly associate with Clarks – we know that it will take time, but it’s this distinctive and inspiring identity that will help us evolve even further. And because we believe that development is key to nurturing our future creative leaders, you’ll take charge of succession planning so we can hold onto the best talent in the industry.

All trade, retail marketing, digital material, packaging and brochure creative development will have your sign off – it’s a big task, but you’ll make sure that the needs of global consumers and distribution channels are balanced with our brand and business objectives.

A bit about you
We’re looking for someone who is able to offer clear and inspiring creative direction for designers, artworkers, copywriters, illustrators and photographers. Consumer focused and experienced in leading creative, you’ll have an unrivalled awareness of the in house studio and its potential – you’ll steer the studio in the right direction so that it can continue to be successful and exceed expectation. Passionate about quality, you’ll be a clear communicator who can share design concepts across the business, able to utilise your previous experience as a Creative Director to get everyone on board with concepts and ideas. From Clarks consumers to global advertising, design and cultural trends, you’ll be a reliable source of knowledge for everything creative, including print and digital processes. You’ll know how to use brand positioning and brand identity to develop on brand work across media channels – the engaging and highly branded campaigns that you drive will ensure a strong ROI from our media investments, and help Clarks remain a household name across the world.

Life with us
Every 60 seconds, 105 pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.6 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 15,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s biggest everyday footwear brand (by sale volume), we’re still majority owned by the Clarks family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.

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The benefits
As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.

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Closing Date: 21st July 2017

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

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