Junior Graphic Designer – Maternity Cover, Blackburn

Position Overview:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior graphic designer to join an exciting FMCG business working for a number of in-house pet brands.

We are looking for a vibrant, energised and exciting creative graphic designer to join our team to provide maternity cover for a period of 12-14 months depending on available start date. We welcome designers who are eager to develop their existing expertise and be a key part of the marketing team, working across multiple brands.

As an individual you will have flair and be able to deliver great ideas, working with a range of external agencies and think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.

The brands within our portfolio are at varying levels of online presence and size so the role will provide an exciting amount of variety in the day to day and interesting challenges for a passionate graphic designer.

Location:

The location of the role is within a state of the art head office, alongside its Distribution Centre located on Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn.

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, Bob Martin, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s, WildThings, Feathers & Beaky and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs.

As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.

Role:

  • To assist the marketing team in creating and maintaining a suite of suitable marketing materials, including presentations, sales documents, brochures and exhibition collateral.
  • To maintain and design visual content such as infographics, banners, animation/video for web, email campaigns social media and digital channels.
  • To create high quality, innovative graphic design for internal and external communications.
  • To ensure consistency across all forms of communication.
  • To ensure that all work produced meets the needs, requirements, and brand values of the business.
  • To support the marketing team in developing strategies by contributing ideas and research.
  • To keep up to date with best practices and trends and technologies within the creative field.

Key attributes and skills:

Essential Skills & Requirement:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience, in a similar role - must be able to provide portfolio.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK on a permanent basis.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Polite, courteous well presented.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to work individually.
  • A flexible, enthusiastic, and committed, positive attitude.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Experience of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Team player with strong communication skills, confident in presenting creative ideas and recommendations to all levels.
  • Full UK and clean driving licence is preferred.

Design Experience:

  • Designing for social media
  • Responsive web design and content
  • Email design
  • Typography and layout skills
  • Exhibitions
  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Campaign development
  • Packaging design (not essential)

Package:

Competitive salary based on experience. 

Holiday entitlement is 23 days pa plus statutory bank holidays (3 days to be used during the Christmas period).

Company pension scheme will also be available after qualifying period. 

Core working hours are 8.30 – 5.00 with half hour for lunch, however due to the nature of the role some out of hours working will be required.

Mobility Requirements:

The role is office base with occasional travel to consumer shows/exhibitions as and when required.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk