Full Time Job

Key Account Designer


London, United Kingdom 01-12-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Key Account Designer 12 Month Mat Cover

Who You Are!

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, makes this a great place to work! We work hard but in a fun environment and seek to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment. If you're passionate about working with diverse teams, leading by example and simply being you at work, this is the place for you!

Who you are

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs, and we believe in having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds makes this a standout place to work. We have a number of Employee Resource Groups that look to support our employees from all walks of life and who face common challenges in the workplace, and we hold tons of events all your round to cultivate the best possible, expansive environment.

What is the role

The DTR PD Designer position sits within the Global Creative Group within Viacom CBS Consumer Products team.

Working within the DTR Design team, who develop original designs for our direct to retail Soft lines business and EMEA product approvals for these retail partnerships, this role will focus handling the product approval submissions attributed to the DTR partners, plus the generation of original creative assets and designs for retailers when required.
• Researching, identifying and informing of fashion trends, across all consumer demographics, for the purpose of crafting original designs and assets for use on consumer products.
• Work with the DTR Design Manager and senior Product Development designer DTR, EMEA to share consumer and trend insight for the purpose of informing creative development across all NCP and MTV brands.
• Working with the DTR Design Manager & Senior PD Designer to set the creative direction for DTR partners aligning creative ideas with local business and retail strategies
• Ensure brand values and product quality are maintained through all projects.
• Review and be responsible for the product approval submissions directly from external partners. Providing written feedback and supporting this with appropriate visuals or amended designs where appropriate. Directly returning all completed comments to all external partners within a specified time frame on Nick Central.
• Reviewing all pre-production submissions, referring to original comments made, ensuring all requested changes have been implemented and the finished quality of the product is of a high standard.
• Lead production samples, and providing feedback on these, archiving and running sample distribution.
• Responsible for the development of original artwork: seasonal, limited collections and fast fashion, to support Key Account and Fashion Account needs, including the production of design and excellent artwork assets for retailers.
• Work with other brands, (as identified by Nickelodeon and MTV brand teams), for the purpose of producing design assets if needed.
• Attend creative development meetings with Key Account and Fashion partners, as identified by the retail and sales team, to discuss the properties, including asset availability, submissions process, creative and innovative branding ideas. Assist the Retail and Sales team in making pitches to partners.
• Establish relationships with the key retail account by visiting and working with the designers and buying contacts to scope out new briefs and design collections.
• Support the smooth running of projects and briefs as supplied by the creative managers and business teams plus external partners.
• Assist in the organisation of Key Account and Fashion Account road shows. Developing creative presentations, product set ups and speaking publicly at these summits when required.
• Ensure the running of the approval process, and continually identifying where improvements in process and communication can be made.
• Providing regular updates to the Creative and Retail teams to ensure proficiency and understanding of product development including licensee /partner feedback.
• Adopt the 'One ViacomCBS' approach and encourage collaboration and team working
• Be an ambassador for all VCNI channels, internally and externally
• Adopt and promote the ViacomCBS values.

What skills do you need
• Essential – Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite especially Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator and have strong creative and design skills, including concept ideation and sketching.
• Have a creative flair and an ability to work with trends and product development concepts
• Understanding of manufacturing processes and limitations
• Intermediate experience within the Microsoft Office programs – Excel, Word PPT.
• BA/BSc or Technical College qualification related to design and product field
• Working within product development or design, ideally within a toy licensing environment.
• Proficient understanding of the licensing industry, including licensing contracts and agreements.
• Highly organized and able to run projects in various stages simultaneously, with excellent time management skills.
• Can prioritise well, handle a fast paced environment and work to tight deadlines.
• Possesses a positive approach, is solutions focused and has an upbeat approach to work.
• Must have good communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team-player, and accept creative suggestions openly.
• Pro-active remarkable teammate and highly responsive to requests
• Design experience within kid's product development is preferable.
• Working within Retail design is highly preferable.
• A second language is preferable.

Whether you are a leader or hope to one day be, you will be a change maker by challenging the status quo, Lead with passion and purpose Drive collaboration and Lead with openness to individual differences and diverse perspectives.

What are our values - Bravery | Empathy | Honesty
Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

What are our benefits

As well as being supported with your career goals Permanent and Fixed Term Contract employees will be entitled to:
• Private Medical Insurance after completing 3 months of employment
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme
• TV Package Discount
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Discounted Gym Membership
• Discounts for Local Shops and Restaurants and Access to Reward Gateway
• We are happy to talk about flexible working

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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