Senior Manager, Design
Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)
Ontario, Canada
3d ago

Who We Are :

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5TH.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany.

In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet.

Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-

life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.

What This Position Is All About :

The Senior Manager, Design is responsible for the editorial execution for both internal and external marketing collateral.

He / she executes the design vision of the Hudson's Bay Brand as well as oversees a team of designers and orchestrates their work to fit the needs of the business.

Who You Are :

  • Strong communication and people skills ' able to lead and manage both business partners and creative resources
  • Strong project and time-management skills ' able to balance and prioritize team workload and adjust to shifting business needs / priorities
  • Excellent design sense and ability to articulate design strategy to business partners and design team
  • Leadership abilities ' able to instill confidence in team-members and business partners
  • You Also Have :

  • Masters + 2 years of experience or in the alternative, Bachelor's + 5 years' experience
  • 3+ years of print and web design experience in :
  • Developing print and digital strategies, concepts, templates and brand guidelines
  • Collaborating with design, editorial and photo teams
  • 2+ years experience :
  • Communicating and building strong connections with executive leadership and business partners
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of components, cycle times, production and distribution requirements of print and digital creative deliverables
  • As the Senior Manager, Design, You Will :

  • Assist in defining and communicating brand / visual style guidelines and standards across all channels
  • Provide art direction to internal and external teams with specific subject matter expertise in focus areas
  • Lead productive brainstorming sessions that result in concrete ideas for execution
  • Work closely with 3rd party outside Agencies to support the Brand vision
  • Collaborate on strategic creative initiatives, targeting business objective(s) while ensuring compliance with brand standards and timeline requirements
  • Assist in reviews, approvals and communications to design and production teams regarding versions and extensions of strategic concepts to ensure projects are delivered with brand compliance
  • Consult with business partners and marketing / merchandise teams on creative options
  • Troubleshoot business partner relationship issues and resolve conflicts as required; gather facts, assess options and determine appropriate resolution to achieve high-
  • level of business partner satisfaction

  • Utilize workflow process and technology to ensure quality delivery of work product on an ongoing basis
  • Prioritize and schedule project tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ensure all electronic files are built responsibly (smallest size, proper naming conventions, error free), and achieve error-free work
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain high utilization rate
  • Participate in formal performance reviews, ensure professional development and adhere to yearly and quarterly personal / team goals and objectives
  • Provide specific feedback to the editorial design teams in order to meet department's change agenda
  • Actively participate and support department-wide change initiatives
  • Achieves project deadlines as evaluated on a quarterly and yearly basis
  • Reduces cycle time by ensuring delivery of necessary design specs document, files and user assets to the print production and digital development team for flawless integration.
  • Staff retention and satisfaction
  • Your Life and Career at HBC :

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work / life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental)
  • An amazing employee discount
  • Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

    HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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