itsu [grocery]

Design Manager

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 07 March 2019
Job Listing Added: 05 February 2019

Design Manager

Full time
Permanent contract
To start ASAP
fantastic FMCG experience in central London
Exciting food brand

itsu is a fast-growing chain of Asian-inspired shops and restaurants (65 in London and quickly expanding across the UK).

itsu [grocery] is a subsidiary of itsu restaurants. itsu [grocery], which this role falls under, takes the itsu brand into supermarkets, health food stores, wholesale and internationally with products such as crispy seaweed thins, frozen gyoza, prawn crackers & miso’easy to name a few…

itsu [grocery] is looking for a sharp & commercially aware Design Manager to join the marketing team. To start ASAP, you will be in charge of all of itsu [grocery]’s packaging/design driven by category & consumer insight.

• will be experienced in managing the design process
• Have experience working directly with designers on packaging [artwork & photography]
• have excellent presentation and relationship building skills
• Are passionate about design, obsessive over detail & always put the consumer first
• Are commercially minded & deliver on design that will drive sales.
• Are passionate about itsu and our products & want to grow with the company. You are hard-working, embrace a challenge and have a can-do attitude.
• Are able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment & can work to shifting deadlines
• Have a minimum of 3 years experience in project management role with senior level stakeholder responsibilities and control over the packaging artwork process.

the role:
• will report directly into the marketing director
• will work closely with Julian Metcalfe (Creative Director)
• will have 1 direct report (in house Graphic Designer).

• Responsible for the project management of all packaging artwork for itsu [grocery], working closely with the in-house design team & product development team. You will be passionate about branding & design & interrogate every element of the artwork and packaging to ensure it will generate the strongest consumer appeal and meet sales targets.
• Responsible for the timely and accurate production of artworks, working with the product development, technical and supply chain teams.
• Support the product development team to bring new and exciting products to market, advising on product, pricing and packaging format and being the voice of the consumer.
• Responsible for all on-pack photography, signing off photography briefs and overseeing photoshoots
• Managing the artwork, photography & insights budget and taking full responsibility for the allocation and prioritisation of spend .
• Responsible for concept & product testing, working with market research agencies and online platforms to test concepts & elements of artwork when necessary.

what we offer:
• The chance to work directly with the Co-Founder of itsu & Pret
• Competitive Salary
• 20% discretionary annual bonus
• 25 days holiday
• Health insurance
• Company pension scheme
• Role specific training
• Free itsu lunch and 50% off itsu restaurants

we want to hear from you

How to Apply

Please email your CV and a few examples of your work with your application to [email protected] Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted