Design Team Lead (all genders)

13 May 2022
30 Jun 2022
As the Design Team Lead, you will work directly with the Head of Design and Creative Director to ensure brand attributes, guidelines and mechanics are executed across all global and local campaigns.

This role will work closely with our global and local agencies as well as internal Art Directors, Copywriters & Visual Merchandisers; being the creative consultant for applied brand-design within campaigns and responsible for overseeing brand enablements across internal stakeholders and external partners, covering creative management of ATL/BTL principle assets delivered within all campaigns and 360° campaign creation across the Zalando markets. Further, you will own the enablement of core-brand attributes across print and digital design; will manage global and local design-agency creative; and be responsible for the development of our in-house campaign-design team.
At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

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  • Lead and be a sparring partner for the Campaign-Design team, elevating and developing a core team of designers supporting global and local campaign deliveries. Act as a Senior Designer evolving brand-design-attributes across all global campaign content, as well as enabling and maintaining guidelines across all local activities.
  • Elevate visual communications (design) and build up Zalando's brand characteristics through a consistent and engaging portfolio: evolving our campaign design system, ownership of technical guidelines for print and digital assets, as well as overseeing motion graphics
  • Manager of our brand design capacity and strategy for all campaigns: staffing design needs across the annual calendar, steering accurate interpretations of our brand by overseeing Principal Asset Decks; and working immersively as well as art directing our external creative agencies.
  • Managing deliverables across internal and external design teams: in-house creative, design studios, global/local commercial agencies, transcreation agencies; as well as managing stakeholder relationships with corresponding expert campaign teams; internal Art Directors, Copywriters, Visual Merchandisers and Designers in DX or other partner teams.
  • Responsible for internal and external brand enablements; presenting our campaign guidelines to our internal and external creative partners for successful 360° campaign deliveries (print and digital)
  • You bring a minimum of 5+ years of work experience as a Senior Brand Designer in a creative design team, prior experience in fashion and lifestyle segments are a plus. Minimum 2+ years as lead, driving creative concepts and/or design teams.
  • Contemporary visual-design background with extensive brand, print and digital experience; knowledge of design systems, brand architecture, platform design, SoMe, display, and CRM channels as well as comfortable with image retouch
  • Knowledge in moving pictures and interactive media, such as motion design or video editing
  • Capable of organized delivery, process-oriented and collaborative; driven with care to quality, as you are an open, positive, flexible, professional team player.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software, including video editing & Sketch
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute
It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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