Design Director, Brand Support Group Worldwide

Company: Barrel

The Brand Support Group is its own discipline within Barrel. The primary purpose of this team is to support our clients on an ongoing basis through a variety of tasks that tie back to their business goals. Examples of tasks include but are not limited to: email creative, graphic design support, asset creation, and website page design (typically leveraging existing templates).

As Designer Director on the Brand Support team at Barrel, you are responsible for overseeing the work of designers at all levels to ensure we are delivering the highest level of work for our clients. You are not afraid to get your hands dirty and execute on the work when necessary. Our Brand Support team is unique in that it services many clients at varying levels of complexity on an ongoing basis. It is imperative that you are able to adapt to changing processes, drive new processes when necessary, stay organized, and delegate tasks.

Responsibilities

At Barrel, we value openness, constant communication, and a sense of humor. No matter your level of skill, we look first and foremost for a cultural fit. Our culture revolves around our core values: Continuous Growth & Learning, Focus & Discipline, Team-First Mentality, and Positive Attitude. 

  • Oversee and ensure all design work produced by Brand Support team meets quality standards
  • Manage Brand Support team of freelance/remote designers and assist in staffing work alongside producers
  • Work closely with the team to drive and build new processes to support client work
  • Engage and onboard new talent, as needed, to support Brand Support work
  • Confidently lead client meetings and workshops as requested
  • Delegate tasks to and provide support for Brand Support designers. Able to jump in an execute on work, if required.
  • Has a strong digital and web vocabulary. Can speak confidently to clients and team about web platforms, how designs will function and how designs will be implemented
  • Able to collaborate with developers and understand how design impacts development.
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines, always aware of projects budgets, key milestones, and time spent
  • Possess strong project management and organizational skills, able to confidently communicate with external teams and clients alike
  • Able to articulate thoughts clearly and concisely in all verbal and written communications
  • Maintains a meticulous attention to detail in all deliverables
  • Has the foresight to see upcoming challenges and proactively plans ahead to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Challenge clients on their requirements and advise on best practices
  • Able to work collaboratively across disciplines but has no problem working autonomously as necessary

Skills Required

  • At least 4+ years agency or in-house design experience, demonstrated expertise in digital design
  • Has experience overseeing creative teams
  • Working knowledge of JIRA
  • Has a solid knowledge of industry tools and understanding of designing intuitive user experiences
  • Has a strong digital and web vocabulary. Can speak confidently to clients about web platforms, how designs will function and how designs will be implemented.
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines, always aware of projects budgets, key milestones, and time spent
  • Possess strong project management and organizational skills, able to confidently communicate with external teams and clients alike
  • Able to articulate thoughts clearly and concisely in all verbal and written communications
  • Maintains a meticulous attention to detail in all deliverables
  • Has the foresight to see upcoming challenges and proactively plans ahead to ensure all deadlines are met

How to Apply

If you feel like you would be a good fit for this role, please apply here. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

Vacancy page : https://www.barrelny.com/careers/design-director-brand-support-group/