Senior Artworker
homebAse - Milton Keynes

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A Senior Artworker is required to join our expanding
Studio Brand Design Team within the Homebase Marketing Department.

The
successful Art Worker will manage the artwork and project
management of key strategic POS projects (for both self and team), on brief and on
time. They will also be responsible for freelance resource
and at times, be expected to step-up and support the Studio Manager

Homebase

Homebase is
the UK ’s second largest home improvement
retailer, with a customer offer that’s differentiated from the competition and
is recognised for choice, style and customer service across the wider home
enhancement market. It has around 350 large out-of-town stores, which sell over
30,000 products across a broad range of home enhancement products, services and
traditional DIY items, as well as a growing internet offering at
www.homebase.co.uk.

As an Artworker your main

responsibilities will be to:
Manage a number of key projects simultaneously for
self and team whilst prioritising workload for team as appropriate and working
under pressure to hit tight deadlines. Making line manager aware of any issues
in good time.
Ensure
that the customer remains central to all thinking and that all creative
solutions meet the needs of the customer, at all times (where available,
driven by insights). Take ownership and responsibility for quality of own work.
Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and typographical skills,
through proof reading, checking, signing off work. Ensure all work is
finished to the highest standards and reflects 'Best in Class'. Manage
a number of projects simultaneously whilst prioritising workload as
appropriate and working under pressure to hit tight deadlines. Making line
manager aware of any issues in good time. When
taking a brief, ask the right questions, being alert and on the ball. Play
an active role in developing new templates. To
continually maintain the focus on Exclusive Brands and third party brand
management at all times. To
continually monitor and review market industry standards and development.

As an Artworker your skills and qualifications

will ideally include:
Educated
to degree level or equivalent with a proven portfolio of work. Experience working in a retail design environment. DM
experience is essential. Mac
literate and fluent in Adobe Creative Suite 5 or above (InDesign,
Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat). Excellent
understanding of print process and techniques. Excellent
project management skills. Excellent
proofreading skills. Creative
flair. Ability
to manage own workload and ensure all deadlines are met. Create
vision through clear creative briefs and the ability to present those to
an audience to get buy-in. Focus
on customer needs and the market - Understand audience and adapt
accordingly. Engaging
and managing key stakeholders through the process. Work
in fast paced environment whilst maintaining attention to detail.

What you’ll get in return:
As well as
the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days’ holiday, share save,
discretionary annual bonus and company pension scheme,
you will be work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your
skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

Homebase
operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications
regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race,
colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age,
political opinions or trade union membership.

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