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Design Manager - Ecommerce - Bruton, Somerset

The Newt in Somerset
Bruton, Somerset
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2024

Design Manager - Ecommerce - Bruton, Somerset

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12 month fixed term contract

40 hours per week over 5 days

Office Based 30- 35K per annum based on experience

Your role

As the E-commerce Design Manager, you will be responsible for creating an inviting, branded experience for the food and drink brand across multiple digital and in-store touchpoints. We are seeking a self-motivated all-rounder who can effectively engage with our ethos and help us communicate it beautifully to our audience. Your role will involve supporting the creation of email newsletters, in-store POS, digital advertising, and social media assets, aimed at attracting new customers to the brand and fostering loyalty among our existing customer base. Working closely with the Head of Marketing for E-commerce, as well as the Media and Creative teams, you will demonstrate a passion for the design process and possess a strong knowledge of the Adobe Suite.

What we can offer

  • A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
  • Stay in shape with our complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
  • Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% of Spa Treatments.
  • Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
  • Discover exclusive perks with our Discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
  • The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
  • Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme "Newt Awards" with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
  • Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
  • A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
  • Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of planning and briefing asset creation for editorial and promotional content, ensuring its effective delivery across various sections of the website, email, and digital advertising.
  • Design and schedule weekly marketing newsletters.
  • Provide support for both pre and post-production phases of photoshoots, including image filing.
  • Produce in-store POS materials and printed leaflets and flyers for significant commercial events/moments.
  • Assist the wider marketing team by contributing ideas for product selection and merchandising for seasonal and ad-hoc marketing campaigns across all channels.
  • Provide regular summary reports with insightful commentary on opportunities, challenges, and promotional performance across the E-commerce website and digital marketing.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record in E-commerce environments, including creating marketing assets for multi-channel use and collaborating with agencies and freelancers.
  • Proficiency with content management and e-commerce systems, ensuring smooth operations and effective communication across teams.
  • Strong communication skills, adept at collaborating with stakeholders and managing multiple projects.
  • Sound understanding of digital marketing fundamentals, enhancing brand presence and engagement.
  • Extensive experience in managing artwork and design processes for digital and print media, overseeing projects from start to finish.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, capable of meeting deadlines under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, adhering to brand guidelines and demonstrating excellent typography skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
  • Advanced photo retouching skills, ensuring high-quality visuals.
  • Strong organisational abilities, facilitating smooth project management and execution.
  • A compelling portfolio spotlighting recent work, showcasing skills and abilities.
  • Experience in photoshoot preparation, styling, and post-production is highly desirable.
  • Passion for the luxury gifting or farm food market, aligning with brand ethos and values is preferred.

Who are we? - The Newt in Somerset

Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences


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