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San Francisco CA Full Time Posted: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
Requisition Number: MG-17150
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Mark and Graham
Position Type: Full-time


Senior Manager, Brand Creative -- Mark and Graham About the Team: Launched in 2012, Mark and Graham offers colorful and timeless gifts and accessories, personalized with your choice of over 50 unique monograms and type treatments. We believe that a mark is more than a symbol: it's an artful mingling of typography and design that turns a gift into a personal gesture. When it comes to making your mark, we hope you think of us for unique typefaces and beautiful objects. Position Summary: Mark and Graham seeks a Senior Manager, Brand Creative to join our team and lead the creative vision for all creative design and photography for our website, e-marketing, digital and catalog. Reporting to the VP, Mark and Graham, the ideal candidate will possess the technical capabilities and savvy to support and influence Mark and Graham's creative strategy and will help us create a look and feel for our catalog, website and marketing materials that will inspire our customers and tell our compelling stories. You're excited about this opportunity because you will.... Set, maintain and drive the brand standard for all creative deliverables working in collabortation with the VP, Mark and Graham.. Take initiative in generating ideas and suggestions for solutions for creative design and strategies to enhance the customer experience.. Work with copywriter and VP to set editorial copy tone and brand messaging.. Lead the creative vision and photography concepting for the season from the overall aesthetic look and feel down to the details.. Create sketches. Produce sketches, story boards and art layouts for creative meetings and communicate creative vision to the team.. Pull inspiration images and ideas to build creative briefs and/or art direction packet.. Oversee a large rotating group of freelance photographers and stylists and communicate seasonal vision and details to them.. Art direction on photo set.. Coach and lead a team of designers to create engaging visual designs for our site, e-marketing, digital and mobile applications.. Manage the creative design team and the design and development of our website to continually evolve our current eCommerce site.. Oversee design and layout of email for internall proofing.. Partner with merchandising to deliver compelling merchandising content to achieve business goals.. Traffic all marketing creative to internal and crossbrand teams for approval.. Oversee the eCommerce design, performance and process of the designers to ensure high-quality and timely deliverables.. Answer digital design questions, facilitate decisions, share opinions and perspectives, and suggest new and innovative ideas for the team and other business groups. This includes having an understanding of and vision for the short and long-term business.. Manage multiple projects, timelines and logistics for both individual contributions and those of the eCommerce team.. Stay current on design, technology and market developments, and bring new knowledge to Williams-Sonoma, Inc.. Anticipate grown and responsibility increases as the business continues to develop in regard to project breadth and quantity.. Manage and maintain team budget. Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.. We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe. A technologically and data-driven business. Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits. We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation. We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience. We get to be creative on a daily basis. A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas. We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative. We have fun!


We're excited about you because you have.... 10+ years of experience designing, creating, and producing multimedia experiences for the web and mobile applications.. BA/BS in related field of study. Masters degree a plus.. Deep understanding and experience with eCommerce, and designing for its corresponding success drivers (eg SEO, conversion rates, bounce rates, etc.) Strong interest in and knowledge of mobile platforms is preferred.. Must have an in-depth knowledge of standard digital design applications such as Adobe Creative Suite. Fluent in image optimization techniques, web/mobile design fundamentals.. Extensive digital/eCommerce experience; able to show depth of experience in layout, typography, design, and flow.. Detail oriented with a proven track record for producing consistent, clean graphics and layouts for catalog print, web and mobile applications.. Exceptional communicator who leads and contributes to technical discussions, and can translate technical issues and considerations clearly. Demonstrated broad knowledge of direct-to-consumer customer contact and eCommerce business processes.. Strong business and operational senses; able to balance and address conflicting needs and timelines of multiple stakeholders.. Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.. Proven success leading and inspiring a teams About Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas. Benefits: Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:. A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels. A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities. Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs. Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program. Tax-free commuter benefits. A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health. In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX. Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities. Quarterly sample sales. A business casual work environment. A bike share program. Time off to volunteer. Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Company-sponsored walks and runs. Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar. Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration. This role is not eligible for relocation assistance. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances. #LI-KK

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

San Francisco CA, United States of America
Williams-Sonoma Inc.
1/11/2020 9:01:01 PM

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