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Design & Brand Lead

  • Design & Brand Lead
  • Palmerston North
  • $90k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Will Gregory Recruitment Director

Rare opportunity for a Design & Brand Lead based in Sunny Palmerston North with one of the NZ’s strongest regional brands. Are you Wellington or Napier-based looking for a change of pace? You may be motivated to move cities for a bigger role and salary? 

On behalf of our Palmerston North-based client, we’re looking for a Design & Brand Lead to manage all aspects of design, brand and marketing communications. This is a leadership role where you will ensure the design and creative deliverables are on brand, on budget, and on time. You’ll be ready to step up, or have experience mentoring and managing other designers – with confidence and autonomy. Self-management is key in this role, as is confidence working with and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

As the Design & Brand Lead, you will lead the studio's art direction, provide creative direction on big brand and campaign communications, hands-on design skills across a variety of digital and traditional mediums, improve the design team capabilities and production, manage concepts from creation to completion, and lead design innovation. This role will also have you working with a positive and fun team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and delivering content that elevates the brand in a competitive marketplace, but most importantly connects and engages unique audiences through one amazing platform and product. This role plays a critical part in the design and customer experience.  


The breakdown

We are looking for a Design and Brand Lead with: 

  • Min 5 years working in an advertising or design studio, or client-side creative team
  • Experience managing direct reports 

Proven results and experience in…

  • Strong conceptual design thinking
  • Hands-on creative ability across a variety of work
  • Ability to take the creative lead on a new brand and visual communication projects
  • Experience across various digital applications
  • Develop and manage productivity to continuously improve the design team’s production capabilities
  • Experience managing internal and external partners
  • Mentoring and nurturing a creative team
  • Ensure brand consistency across the design and marketing teams

Are you someone who is…

  • A design leader and motivator
  • Creative, curious, passionate
  • Strong communicator, enjoys design debate
  • Design smart with a focus on excellence

The reward

  • Starting salary of $90k per annum
  • Join a fun, dynamic culture
  • Robust and mature marketing and design teams (it’s not just you)
  • Health and life insurance packages

Mandatory requirements

  • Due to current border restrictions, we are only able to accept applications from people entitled to work in, and currently residing in New Zealand.

In summary

This is a pivotal career opportunity within a well-established regional company. This role offers the opportunity to grow the design and creative marketing function within a company where your contribution and results will be fully recognised. 

About The Pond

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