Lead Designer

maternity cover

  • Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Full-time (37.5hrs) maternity cover

Don’t miss your opportunity to become part of a great British brand! As Lead Creative Designer you’ll be leading the Liz Earle design team on diverse projects across a global business to create design assets and artworks for a huge variety of media. With our unique brand story and expertise in all things naturally active, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of something truly special!

So, what is this role all about?
A big part of your role will be working on lead creatives for some of our hero products and creating a variety of visual merchandising assets for our direct and third-party stores. Additionally, you’ll be overseeing the team’s output, including the creation and continuous update of pack artworks, preparing for print and working from our brand and artwork guidelines to ensure they are consistent and meet the highest possible standards, building brand equity. You’ll work both independently and also as a team in obtaining design briefs and creating design assets for all channels. This includes presenting to, liaising and effectively communicating with senior stakeholders in the business. Additionally, you’ll keep a beady eye out for all competitor creative activity, market and design trends within the beauty and wellbeing industry.

And, who are we looking for?
Responsible for delivering consistent, relevant and desirable on-brand design across a variety of media, the Lead Designer possesses exceptional layout and design skills, high attention to detail and accuracy. 

To be successful for the role, you’ll be degree educated in Graphic Design or a relevant art-based subject and have an impressive portfolio of work, along with sound previous experience working at a senior level in an in-house team or on the agency side. 

You’ll be a creative and self-motivated individual with an understanding of print processes, digital design and technical parameters, processes and systems. Experience across the Adobe creative suite including Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe In-Design is required, ideally on a Mac operating system. Attention to detail is key, as is an ability to work under pressure. You’ll also have excellent organisational skills up your sleeve, as the role will involve working on multiple projects simultaneously to deadlines. 

Leading a team of in-house designers, you’ll be an effective communicator; passionate and articulate, and be comfortable working cross-functionally with other areas of the business such as Marketing, Digital and Packaging in a global business. It’s essential that you’ll be able to work independently, including taking on briefs and providing and obtaining feedback in a constructive manner to ensure a successful outcome to a high standard consistent with brand guidelines. Precious Recipe: We Care More, We Never Settle, We Are One Team.

To flourish at Liz Earle, you will be at ease with ambiguity and change, approaching each day with positivity and resilience while taking full ownership for your deliverables.

What can we offer you in return?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of creative designers working for one of the top premium skincare brands in the UK, while being part of our growing global WBA family. You will be part of a team that produces the highest quality of beautiful design and artwork that Liz Earle is renowned for. 

In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits include but are not limited to a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, life insurance, 50% personal product discount and a goodie box each month! Additionally, if you are travelling from the mainland, hover travel will be paid for! This is your chance to be part of something special. #joinlizearle

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@lizearle.com along with your portfolio of work and current and expected salary detail. Please quote Lead Designer (Maternity Cover) on the subject line of your application.

Please note

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive for our roles, we are unable to personally reply to all applications and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please do feel free to apply again in the future if you see something else you are interested in.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. Liz Earle Beauty Co. is an equal opportunities employer, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We work closely with our Global Brands recruitment partners within the wider WBA and may share your information internally for recruitment purposes only. Where we do this, we ensure they give your information the same level of care and security as we do in accordance with GDPR. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period of twelve (12) months and may contact you about alternative vacancies.