Digital Design Manager

Digital Design Manager

 

The Opportunity 

As the Digital Design Manager for Reboot, you will have lots of demonstrable experience in producing superior creative assets and co-ordinating design projects from start to finish. You will take ownership of digital design output across an array of projects - including branding, events, digital marketing, social campaigns and more! 

 

You will be genuinely passionate about ‘levelling-up’ the agency - helping to power both our internal vision and our clients briefs, through effective use of creative design. Identifying ways in which design technology can help streamline processes and drive better business results.

 

You’ll take that energy and enthusiasm and use it to confidently manage, mentor and motivate Reboot’s design team. You will be hands-on, working to keep output high and deliver creative concepts that impress our clients and do wonders for our own marketing efforts. 

Reporting To

As a Digital Design Manager, you will report directly to our Creative Director.

 

Key Objective

As an assertive and energetic Digital Design Manager you will thrive in high-pressure environments and be keen to share your expertise with the wider team. You will collaborate on internal creative projects, this may be from your own initiative or through breaking down briefs provided by Marketing and Directors. 

 

Your primary responsibility will be to manage the day-to-day running of the graphic design team; holding them accountable. You will ensure efficient delivery of projects and completion of tasks through setting priorities, deadlines and reviewing output. You will empower and inspire them to deliver solid design solutions and pre-empt queries.

 

You will also work closely with the Operations Director to automate processes that maximise team efficiency and remove bottlenecks.

 

Core Responsibilities 

Design Work and Quality Assurance 

  • Lead design team ideation sessions; always thinking of design concepts that will earn clients organic links and/or best visualise our data

  • Attend digital PR ideation sessions where applicable, to align on heavyweight/augmented campaigns or HRP pieces 

  • Develop extensive design briefs, inc. layout, format, sizing and SEO optimisation elements

  • The go-to for when the team need standard onsite design delivered at pace - with attention to detail and no spelling mistakes

  • Analyse datasets to get to the most suitable angle for design creation (dependent on the campaign type, i.e. HRP/PR)

  • Able to tackle a Hyper Relevancy campaign design from start to finish, with limited to no input from Creative/SEO Directors

  • Proactively reassure managers on the status of assigned design tasks, including for those you oversee, so to avoid status update requests 

  • Carry out in-depth design checks to for team development, but also support client reporting / pitches / QBRs

  • Proactively look for opportunities to develop your design skills and keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to updates in the industry 

 

Design Team Management 

  • Run monthly planning sessions and capacity reviews 

  • Lead weekly sprints with the team to effectively assign and delegate work

  • Assign approximate time estimations and deadlines for design tasks and projects and ensure that these are being met

    • and that the wider team is made aware if/when extensions are needed, for what reason(s), and how we can set more accurate deadlines for similar tasks/projects in the future

  • Keep any design team members and/or freelancers accountable for their work and delivering on tasks efficiently and within agreed upon deadlines 

  • Line manage team members inc. (but not limited to) probation, 1-1s, performance reviews and appraisals

  • Motivate the team to deliver their work to the best of their ability and to follow industry best practises

  • Maintain and develop training documentation and Standard Operating Procedures to streamline dev processes i.e Graphic Design Playbook

  • Train the wider team on processes for any given task or project before work begins on it and to ensure the timely delivery of completed tasks/projects

    • e.g. by creating and managing the use of templated Trello cards to probably scope tasks and/or setting up recurring cards for common design  tasks

  • Educate and inform the wider team on how new technology may be able to help improve and enhance their campaign work and improve processes

Tools

  • Adobe XD

  • Figma 

  • Trello

Additional Expectations

  • Regularly contribute to Reboot’s blog page and marketing activities 

  • Be visible and active across Slack channels, answering all queries in a timely manner 

  • Break down internal design briefs and ensure you have all information required to complete tasks before starting i.e flag if design will not translate into screen size

 About you:

  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google Workspace

  • Demonstrable experience leading and developing a team team 

  • A critical thinker - always putting your best foot forward and providing solutions to roadblocks 

  • An enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn quickly

  • Outstanding time-management skills, with the ability to structure your own workload as well as others

REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Excel
  • Excellent writing and organisational skills
  • Must be proactive with the ability to multi-task
JOB PERKS
  • Flexible working hours
  • 4 day work week
  • Remote work
  • Health Care Cash Plan

POSITION OVERVIEW

Job Type: Full-Time
Salary:  £35000 - £38500 per annum
Required Experience: Digital Marketing
Location: Remote
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