Designer - Greeting Cards, Bags and Wrap

Posted 08 Jul 2024

TJ Morris Ltd

Liverpool (Creative or Design)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Creative or DesignRecruiter Reference:HO/JW/GBWD/0724/MD
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Competitive

We are looking for a Greeting Card, Bag and Wrap Designer to join our Graphics team based at our Liverpool Head Office. In this role, you will be supporting our Stationery Buying team and producing on trend ranges, print and pattern, multi-product and working on existing and new development ideas.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Based in Liverpool Head Office
  • 28 days paid holiday per annum, rising to 33 days upon 5 years’ service (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Contributable Company pension scheme

Employee benefits:

  • MyHB employee benefits platform with access to:
    • Retail and leisure discounts plus hundreds more
    • Free Financial Advice
    • Bank your savings into an ISA
    • 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line
    • Low cost voluntary insured health plans
  • Onsite heavily subsidised Health and Fitness Centre
  • Onsite canteen
  • 10% store discount
  • Free car parking
  • Death in Service Benefit (subject to 12 months complete service)
  • Long Service recognition scheme
Job Overview
  • Handle a range of design requests for the category and ensure all design and artwork is delivered on time to suppliers, signed off, and compliant with correct design and product standards (critical path).
  • Develop sample artwork and prototypes for products and/or product packaging ready for review and sign-off.
  • Develop and finalise artwork ready for production based on style guides, regulatory, and branding guidelines.
  • Collaborate with product approval specialists, suppliers, and buyers to resolve design and packaging issues.
  • Oversee the transition of final designs and/or artwork into production with our suppliers.
  • Regularly review individual performance objectives and KPIs with your line manager and act on development areas.·
  • Conduct market research through competitive shopping, store visits, trade show attendance, and consumer trend analysis to develop style guides and support category planning.
  • Stay updated on changes in product and packaging regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Recommend and support process improvements across the Graphics function.
  • Coach and support Junior Designers within the team and across the Graphics function.
  • Work closely with the Design team for the category, category buying team, Product Approval Specialists, the wider Safety & Compliance team, and third-party suppliers.
Minimum Criteria To Apply
  • Previous experience of working in a Greeting Cards and Stationery design role.
  • Degree in design or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of using Adobe Suite.
  • Demonstrated creative skills.
  • Customer-focused and commercially astute.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and work with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.
About The Company

TJ Morris Limited trading as Home Bargains is a privately owned family run discount retailer selling top brands at the lowest possible price on the UK high street.

Having started 45 years ago in Liverpool our customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do and throughout our 580 stores we have over 5 million customers each week.

With plans to increase our store portfolio to 1,000 stores throughout the UK we are a fast-paced retailer opening 50 stores a year (nearly one every weekend) - and we wouldn't have it any other way!

How to Apply

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