WildBrain

Design Manager

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2022 9:48 AM)
Job ID
2022-5515

Overview

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.

 

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!    

WildBrain CPLG is a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency with 20 offices worldwide. Since 1972 we have been providing our partners with dedicated licensing and marketing professionals and fully integrated retail, creative & product development, legal and accounting services.  

  

We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world! We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust, and we are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us! 

  

About the job/role 

Reporting to the Creative Services Director, the Design Manager will act as central Design Resource for CPLG across the Territories, Support DTR and key fashion retail design initiatives across the Territories

As a member of the Creative Services Department, you will work on a spectrum of brands from Entertainment to Lifestyle developing trend-led and seasonal products for a variety of retailers and target markets.

 

Responsibilities  

Creative:

  • Manage and execute licensed product design.
  • Develop and design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks
  • Manage an internal team in developing pitch material from Concept, design, sketch, to delivery,
    developing the capabilities of Team members
  • Create One Sheets/Asset Packs/Toolkits/Pitches adhere to guidelines but in line with market trends.
  • Support DTR and key fashion retail design initiatives across the Territories.
  • Manage workflow & Critical paths (on Monday.com) in line with KPI’s
  • Develop retail in store mock-ups to demonstrate how a brand can be represented to consumers on the shop floor.

Licensor/ee management:

  • Manage key account relationship on key accounts e.g. Paramount, Hasbro, Sony.
  • Onboard new Licensees, DTR, halo partners globally and locally.
  • Plan and run ideation sessions to drive interest and innovation

Asset Generation:

  • Collaborate with product creatives and designers to drive up-front trends, overall creative direction and identify future areas of growth.
  • Development of internal style guides and external in conjunction with agency and freelance support.

Product Development:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Services Director and Head of PD in developing creative strategies to facilitate future growth.
  • Develop additional sales materials such as collaborations booklets, inspiration & benchmark presentations & look books.

Qualifications 

  • Relevant Design related qualification.
  • Strong portfolio of work demonstrating layout, typography, communication. 
  • Relevant Consumer Products Apparel experience in licensing.
  • Good knowledge in hardlines / softlines categories, Fast Fashion/DTR Retailers.
  • Ability to Multi-task and prioritize multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying level.
  • Experience in influencing key partners and stakeholders.
  • Able to filter through complex issues, find solutions, gain support and implement change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong fashion apparel/product design, graphical and visualisation skills.
  • Computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator) - Bonus: Blender (3D), Clo 3
  • Familiar with the approvals process and approvals platforms (e.g. MyMediaBox).

What We Offer 

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private insurance, income protection, gym subsidies, bonus time off, employee share programmes and flexible working.  

  

Our commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  

 

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain CPLG accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 

  

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 

  

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 

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